I ended up upgrading the wiring in my place to CAT7 recently and I wanted to see if there was a noticeable performance difference to my previous cabling. This blog post won’t be a product comparison, but instead I’ll show how you can do network throughput testing at your own location.
There is a great package called
iperf3. It’s in most repositories under Linux, and binaries for Windows and macOS exist as well.
For a more in depth tutorial check out this post from Linode.
For the 5 second spiel…
One one machine, start the server
On another machine connect to the server and begin testing the connection
iperf3 -c 192.168.0.2
You can also use the
-t flag to specify the number of seconds you want to run the test for.