[K12OSN] Testing actual network speeds

Krsnendu dasa krsnendu108 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 29 00:00:13 UTC 2006

There was note in the wiki about testing network speed. I saw it this

On 29/12/06, Carl Keil <carl at snarlnet.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Can anyone suggest a way to test my LAN speeds that I'm using for
> K12LTSP?  Screen redraws are jerky and slow on some of my clients.  I've
> always suspected my network cabling wasn't quite right, but I don't know
> how to test it.  When I request things from the web server on the
> network and other network activities where I can "get a reading" of the
> transfer speed it's usually about 30Mb/s.  Which seems a little on the
> low side.  But that's not even my K12LTSP network, I don't know how to
> test the speed between server and client.  Clearly it's working at
> 100BaseT, but it seems like there's got to be a bottleneck somewhere.
> I'm using a consumer grade 1000BaseT switch for my thin client network
> and I think it's helped some with having multiple clients going at the
> same time, but I can't help thinking that each client could be doing
> better?
> How do you folks test your network cabling?  Is there a device in the
> $100 range that might help?  Can I run wireshark (or similar) on the
> server and see what's going on with the clients?  How would I set that up?
> Thanks,
> ck
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