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I know they have to be out there i just dont know where. But is there any software i can use that will tell me the actual speed of my connection with my router is?

Almost like some type of benchmark thing.
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I believe you are looking for...
http://www.speedtest.net/
    
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No that checks my ISP speed. Im talking about my router. Lets say 1 PC transferring data to another PC ETC.
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Go to toms or something and see how they review routers. Has to be something.
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Speed to router or speed PC-to-PC?

If you have an Intel PC, you can use the Intel NAS Performance Toolkit: http://www.intel.com/design/servers/...rf_Toolkit.htm

Network performance varies depending on the file type/number being transferred. This covers a lot of different scenarios.
Edited by DuckieHo - 3/25/10 at 6:32am
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No that checks my ISP speed. Im talking about my router. Lets say 1 PC transferring data to another PC ETC.
That's not the speed of your router. That's data transfer speed between your PCs.

If you have a gigabit backbone, you're likely to run into bottlenecks with your hard-drive or RAID I/O subsystem.

You can use QCheck to check connection speed between PCs. This would a rough, max, theoretical speed between your PCs.
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Lets me rephrase what i meant. I want to see what the maximum speed that my router then transfer data from 1 pc to the next.

That way i can see the actual data rate of my router.

*Trying qcheck
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Lets me rephrase what i meant. I want to see what the maximum speed that my router then transfer data from 1 pc to the next.

That way i can see the actual data rate of my router.

*Trying qcheck
The maximum speed that your router can transfer data from one PC to another is dependent on the speed of the integrated network switch in the router. If you have a router with 100mbit/sec switch, your maximum theoretical bandwidth between devices is 100mbit. If you have a gigabit-switch in the router, your maximum theoretical transfer speed is 1000mbits/sec. This assumes that all your devices have matching-speed network interface cards.

If you are on wireless, then your maximum theoretical speed between any device is the max theoretical of the wireless.

In any case, the "speed" of your router is irrelevant.
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Lets me rephrase what i meant. I want to see what the maximum speed that my router then transfer data from 1 pc to the next.

That way i can see the actual data rate of my router.

*Trying qcheck

Well... is it a 1Gb or 100Mb switch on your router? If it 1Gb, your HDDs maybe the bottleneck if they're slower than 125MB/s.

Besides, maximum or peak bandwidth isn't important. It's the average bandwidth that really matters. In addition, the number/type of files being transferred matters. i.e. HD streams might scale near linerly up to a point. Many small files will transfer slower than one large file.
Edited by DuckieHo - 3/25/10 at 6:43am
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Well... is it a 1Gb or 100Mb switch on your router? If it 1Gb, your HDDs maybe the bottleneck if they're slower than 125MB/s.

Besides, maximum or peak bandwidth isn't important. It's the average bandwidth that really matters. In addition, the number/type of files being transferred matters. i.e. HD streams might scale near linerly up to a point. Many small files will transfer slower than one large file.
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