Stress testing a router for 300 people



  • I have built a router that I am going to use in a LAN with around 300 people. I would like to test it  and see if it can handle all this traffic.

    Do someone know how i can do this?



  • There are many bandwidth testing tools, though really to get a really representative test you need 300 test clients that behave the same as your real clients. This wikipedia page contains a useful starting list.

    That said, have you read the hardware sizing guide? The bandwidth you have available, the services you're running and the typical usage by these 300 clients matters more than the raw number of clients. For instance, 300 people using IRC and P2P programs and heavy web browsing will have a very different impact than 300 people who check their email a few times a day.


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