Measure Your Network's Performance
You can roughly gauge your network's performance using Netperf.
It performs data transfers between two hosts on your network, and
reports on the transfer rate. It is easy to set up and gives plenty
of useful information. If you want to explore the configuration
options you can find out how to tune your setup for even better
The 5-minute guide
Look at the
Throughput column to find out how quickly
your network transferred the test data.
With larger message sizes I'm able to get around 151Mbps through a
Belkin F5D5141-16 router. It seems that the bottleneck is not the
router, it should be capable of 1000Mbps.
> netperf -c -C -H server -- -s 65536
TCP STREAM TEST from 0.0.0.0 (0.0.0.0) port 0 AF_INET to server (192.168.1.2) port 0 AF_INET
Recv Send Send Utilization Service Demand
Socket Socket Message Elapsed Send Recv Send Recv
Size Size Size Time Throughput local remote local remote
bytes bytes bytes secs. 10^6bits/s % S % S us/KB us/KB
87380 131072 131072 10.01 150.70 71.53 65.81 38.881 35.772
Last modified on 26 Mar 2006 by AO
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