Proving Gig Speed

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Tue Jul 17 12:04:13 UTC 2018

On 16/Jul/18 22:34, Jon Meek wrote:

> My practice is to use iperf with packet capture on both sides. The packet
> capture can then be analyzed for accurate per-second, or less, throughput,
> re-transmit rates, etc. This was implemented in a corporate network in
> several ways including dedicated servers (that also did other monitoring),
> and bootable CDs or USB sticks that a user in a small office could run on a
> standard desktop. Many interesting issues were discovered with this
> technique, and a fair number of perceived issues were debunked.

If you are doing this for yourself, as a network engineer, this is great.

But simple Joe at home doesn't care about all this fancy analysis. Does
he get a pretty picture saying "Yay", or "Nay", that's all?


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