Easy Way to Test Network Throughput??? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Not being a network guy----it's time I learned....


    What's an easy way to test Network throughput???


    Some app you can download???


    And what is considered "good" for a 10-100 network???


    I'm running Cat 5 o to 7 locations around the house using a Linksys BESFR41 Router and 3 Linksys 10-100 5 port switches.


    No cable is longer than 100 foot.


    some routes pass from the router through two switches....


    Thanks for any help or advice.



    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:13 AM

All replies

  • The easy way is to use Task Manager to monitor throughput. For a 100BaseT network I would consider throughput in the general range of 5-7 MB/s (say 50-70 Mb/s) to be good.
    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:38 AM
  • I was looking for an answer to this and 50-70Mb/s on a 100mbps network is pitiful. on my gigabit network at my house i can easily reach 99.8% network utilization and push about 95-110MB/s over the network. on 100mbps the same systems sit dead on 10.0MB/s at most times. Cat 5 network cables should be sufficient to get 100mbps no troubles, anything over 200 and you will start having issues. try a program like qcheck or something to see network throughput
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 6:42 AM
  • The best tool I've found is iperf .
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 8:07 AM