Question Measuring transfer speed of different devices

Nov 2, 2019
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Hi,
is there a reliable method to measure the maximum transfer speed of different wired and wireless network devices?
For example, I have an android box which claims to have gigabit lan, but I very much doubt it does.
 

TJ Hooker

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You can use IPERF as said above, but keep in mind that transfer speeds can also be limited by storage on either of the machines involved in the transfer.

Edit: Now that I think about it a bit more, I don't think something like IPERF would care about storage speed.
 
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iperf is pretty commonly used. You would put an iperf server on a pc on your lan (ideally wired into your central switch or router) and the iperf client (it is the same program as the server, just with different parameters) on the machines you want to test.
https://iperf.fr/iperf-download.php
I think there is also a version for android on the play store.
Great, that is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much.
And btw. I was right, that box only pretends to have a Gbit lan, it is only 100Mbit.
Marcel
 

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