Inexpensive probes for automated bandwidth testing purposes

Josh Luthman josh at
Sat Oct 3 22:39:04 UTC 2015

Measure IP bandwidth?  Could use a Mikrotik depending on the throughout

Josh Luthman
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On Oct 3, 2015 6:27 PM, "Lorell Hathcock" <lorell at> wrote:

> Greetings, NANOG.  Happy Saturday to all.
> I am running a DOCSIS network that has a noisy cable plant.  I want to be
> able to substantiate and quantify users' bandwidth issues.  I would like a
> set of inexpensive probes that I could place at selected customer's
> homes/businesses that would on a scheduled basis perform bandwidth tests.
> Likely I would need to place a server in the head end or across the
> internet that would allow me to isolate and test certain network segments.
> I've looked into these in the past and was presented with some wonderfully
> expensive units that would duplicate my network problems into company
> financial problems as well.
> Any ideas?  I know there are other ways to measure noise in the cable
> plant and I am working on those as well.  I will soon be running other,
> non-DOCSIS networks and need to have the same capabilities to test
> available bandwidth on those networks.
> Thanks!
> Lorell Hathcock
> Sent from my iPad

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