Check network transfer rate

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  1. foen macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi folks
    I need to check transfer rate between my device . There are some tools to check it out?
    I'd like know if I negotiate a really gigabit ethernet connection or not...

    Thank you
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    What connection are you checking (local, internet, other WAN)?
     
  3. foen thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Yep, iperf is what you want. You'll need two machines, one as the client and one for the server.
     
  5. foen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay thank you I'm just studying how to use it
     
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

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    It's fairly simple. You use two machines: one for a server and one for a client. It really doesn't matter which system is in what role; they are simply connection points.

    To test TCP (normal bandwidth testing), you execute the binaries as follows on the server:
    Code:
    iperf3 -s
    On the client, you run the following:
    Code:
    iperf3 -c <IP Address of server>
    For proper testing of a local system, you want to be on the same subnet, otherwise you may find a router that cannot route that fast. Of course, you may find the local switch to be a bottleneck too, but that's rare these days.
     

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