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Utility to test network transmission spe

By edudley ·
I have an Intel 10/100 nic card and a Netgear Fast ethernet hub. I haven't seen much improvement in my transmission speed. Is there an utility that would tell if I am getting the full 100mb?

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by zamski In reply to Utility to test network t ...

First off, yes there are apparently several utilities that will let you gauge speed on a network. A free one that I used to test my cable modem speed (but which will also work for local networks) is NetStat Live from www.analogx.com

After installing it on your system, download (copy) a large file of about 5MB to 10MB from another system on your network and note the maximum speed reached. You will notice that you will never get a "full" 100Mbps, however you should be able to see a considerable difference between a 10Mbps and a 100Mbps network.

If you don't gauge a significant difference (assuming you have the network connected properly and are using the proper components), then one of your cards might not be configured properly for your network. You may have to check in the support section of the card manufacturer's web site to find troubleshooting tips and configuration info.
You might have to change a setting in the advanced properties of your network card (in Win 98 that is Control Panel, Net

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by showkat In reply to Utility to test network t ...

yeh Netstate,LanAnalyser,Sniffer or trevoli.
You can download any of these from net.

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by warghost In reply to Utility to test network t ...

Your never going to get 100mbps using a hub. You need to replace the hub with a switch, that gives you full duplex and therefore you get 100mbps. Better late than never right?

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by White Wolf In reply to Utility to test network t ...

The other answers have good points, but rememeber you need to check the simple stuff too. First off, do the quick an dirty check with your netgear hub, which probably has those builting leds indicating the individual connections speed. Simply look at yours, and it'll have either the 10M or the 100M led lit. Here's some things to check: make sure everything from your pc to that hub is rated cat 5, that means the cabling, the connectors in the wall plate, etc. Next, make sure there's no other netequipment is between your pc and that Fast netgear hub that's only a 10M hub. And finally, make sure your using the 10/100 driver for the network card, not just the 10M driver. (Note: Some OEM's split them into two separate drivers and thus OS willappear to have loaded them twice!)

Good Luck!

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by daveains In reply to Utility to test network t ...

Free NetMon util on Win CD, under Tools, Reskit, Netmon- add as a service under NetNeigh properties using Have Disk, then start System Monitor, Edit, Add Item, Network Monitor Agent, and select your adapter- all adapters including NON network cards,like PPP adapter, are listed as Ethernet 0000, 0001, etc, so add the Ethernet Bytes per Second for all of them to System Monitor to make sure you get the right one. Exit the Edit window and you'll see windows for all those that you've added. Go to Chart, Options, and turn the delay down as far as it will go, sometimes you get down to 250ms. Now use the network, and you'll see the throughput coming in via the window in Sysmon. Yes, it's a pain in the a@@, thanks Microsoft, but it is free, and you already have it on your Windows CD.
Good luck!
David

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