Inexpensive probes for automated bandwidth testing purposes
johnl at iecc.com
Sun Oct 4 00:56:53 UTC 2015
In article <37DBA43E-EE76-4323-962C-30BB988D0C2E at hathcock.org> you write:
>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
The RIPE Atlas project uses TP-Link TL-MR3020 minirouters reprogramed
to be network probes collecting data not unlike what you're interested
in. They are $28 apiece at Amazon so I'd expect them to be under $20
in any quantity.
RIPE gives away the source code here:
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