ISP's guaranteed bandwidth

Hi,
My ISP says I am paying for 1Gbps circuit with 300Mbps guaranteed.
How can I verify this for myself?
Are there any tools I can use to verify my GUARANTEED bandwidth?
The vendor has provided me with a tool that shows my 1Gbps bandwidth
DonKwizoteAsked:
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
iperf will help you to identify the guaranteed bandwidth

http://openmaniak.com/iperf.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKZo8XCJl9A
arnoldCommented:
your best and likely only way to test is through the use of multiple external users trying to retrieve data from your system at the same time.
Or have multiple internal systems to retrieve large files from multiple sites.
Steve AgnewSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
I have found this give a pretty good 'rough estimate' most of the time.. I use it just to check.. make sure you click on the button that says 'being test' and not an advertisement.

http://www.speedtest.net/
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arnoldCommented:
These all are estimates and will reflect the limit on your or their side.

There is a mini test there that you can setup on your end and have the speed tested from remote locations.

Tge only way to confirm what you have allocated is to monitor the bandwidth usage while at the same time saturating it, I.e. Trying to see whether you can retrieve huge amounts of data at the same amount of 300Mbs  for a sufficient duration to be reflected in the data collection.
giltjrCommented:
I agree with arnold.  Any test site you use, or test program you use, will be limited not only to what you are guaranteed, but to what the remote site will allow.

Remember, just because you have a guarantee of 300 Mbps, if the other side you are connecting to only has 100 Mbps, then you are limited to 100 Mbps.

Evening monitoring your Internet connection, if you are not getting at least 300Mbps you have no idea why.   Could be internal issues with your ISP, could be the remote sites you are communicating with at that time have a total combined bandwidth less that 300 Mbps.

You also have to remember that with the way TCP works, a single TCP connection is not going to use even close to 300 Mbps unless it is for a very large data transfer.

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