[Scottish] Network speed testing

Gordon JC Pearce scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Jan 17 15:14:01 2003

> One of my clients has a wireless link between two of their buildings.
> They have no idea what speed it runs at, and they're no longer in
> touch with the company that put it in. What (linux based) software is
> there for testing throughput over ethernet?  I can isolate both ends
> of the link for a short while, with a linux box directly connected to
> each end.

You could try copying a large file across and estimating the speed from the time taken.
Ok, this wouldn't give you an exact specified figure, but would give a "real-world" indication of link performance.