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Private Line testing. Internal network testing.

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     I've got a fixed link installed between 2 of my sites and I've been suffering some problems with it. So i deicded to set off some constant pings over the link and after fairly long time i saw some drop off. I retested and found that every couple of hours i see some drop off of this type on the link.

i'd like to run some software to test the packet loss on the link, is there any good freeware apps out there that will allow me to run some basic tests on the line ?
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Kamran Arshad

8/22/2022 - Mon
Nathan Kaufman

There are two tools that I can think of which are free, links provided below.

Microsoft Network Monitor:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4865

Wireshark:
http://www.wireshark.org/
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masnrock

Packetloss is another tool you can try. http://sourceforge.net/projects/packetloss/ 

Does the provider of that line have a guarantee of reliability? If so, get on their case!
Kamran Arshad

Hi,

To check the available bandwidth between two links, you can use the below tools:

Iperf      dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf      Open-Source
ttcp      www.pcausa.com      Open-Source
Netperf      www.netperf.org      Open-Source
NetQoS      www.netqos.com      Propriety
Qcheck      www.netiq.com/Qcheck/default.asp      Propriety
IxChariot      www.ixiacom.com      Propriety
SpeedTest      www.raccoonworks.com      Propriety
simplenetsoftware      simplenetsoftware.com      Propriety
Bandwidth Meter      www.bandwidth-meter.net      Propriety

Personal recommendations is using IPerf or QCheck

For decoding the packets and check for possible errors, you should use Wireshark.

www.wireshark.org

Incase you are new to wireshark;

http://wiki.wireshark.org/
http://www.wiresharktraining.com/
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