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.
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 alkahtaniConsultantCommented:
Try iperf tool with public servers
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.
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
nader alkahtaniConsultantCommented:
Any update from the questioner?
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