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Internet speed test over 1Gbps

We have AT&T MIS 10Gbps Ethernet circuit with speed throttled to 2Gbps. We have 10Gbps fiber connection from AT&T router to our fortinet firewall 600D 10G port. Is their a way to test internet speed over 1Gbps? We don't have any device or NIC with more than 1 Gig. How to test it?
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ReconCommented:
Unless you have 10g connections from the internet facing firewall to an internal server / host, having an internet based speedtest is not going to do you any good.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Agreed.  What you can do is saturate it.  Use SNMP monitoring and from MULTIPLE computers, initiate large downloads - for example, ISO images of Linux DVDs from different sites.  But remember, you have a problem in that many sites many limit upload bandwidth.
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ReconCommented:
Also remember that your fractional 10g connection has a max bandwidth of 2gig, that most likely is not what your CIR, or guaranteed bandwidth is, unless you are paying a unforgiving amount of $ per month for that connection. You will be able to burst to 2gig. The problem with using downloads as a measuring metric is you are constrained to the bandwidth of the site that you are downloading from, and the load on that site as well.
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nader alkahtaniNetwork EngineerCommented:
Try iperf tool with public servers
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
As Nader suggested, use iperf with public servers. 10G is fairly fast, so you might spin up a cheap OVH server (they have weekly plans) every once in a while to do your testing.

OHV provides 1G + 10G + 40G connections.
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WissamSenior Network EngineerCommented:
Have two pcs or even three with 1Gbps connections try to speedtest on all together and get the values added
This would give you an idea about bandwidth supplied
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nader alkahtaniNetwork EngineerCommented:
Any update from the questioner?
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