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Measure speed across WAN to remote office file server?

Is there a lightweight utility to measure WAN speed between our remote office's Windows file server (running on Hyper V) and our main data center?

If it's software that needs to be installed, not needing to reboot the remote file server after the install would be most preferable.

Free is for me but if we need to buy something, that's ok.


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8/22/2022 - Mon
Jason Johanknecht

Not sure if iPerf3 will work over WAN: https://iperf.fr/iperf-download.php#windows
You can change the ports, but you will need to allow those ports in firewalls.
Lee W, MVP


what your external gateway's capability? if SNMP is an option, you can use cacti from cacti.net to poll the external router and collect WAN traffic.

Do you have a VPN setup between the two locations, if so it might be possible to pull VPN data rate traffic but will depend on what you are working with.
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Thanks everyone!