How to check Download and Upload Speed (Single Connection) between Home Broadband and VPS?

ajgamer

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Hi. I have server located in different country. But I want to check the speed between the VPS and Home Broadband.

Connection #1

Test Type: Upload Speed and Download Speed.

VPS OS: Ubuntu without GUI

Home Broadband system IS: Windows.

Let me know.

No, that host provider doesn't have speed test or looking glass or speedtest node.

Thanks.

@varkey
 

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If you have public IP with your VPS then put a large file (like an ISO) on apache web server or open ssh and from windows use browser or WinSCP to download that file and check the speed you get?
 
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ajgamer

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How would I check the upload speed?

@varkey I need help with iperf. If you could help a bit?
 


varkey

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iperf is simple, just run iperf -s on the server and on the client run iperf -c <server ip address>

You can tweak the parallel threads, duration, transfer size etc if you'd like.
 
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ajgamer

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@varkey I was able to do Windows to Windows iperf. But I am not able to do Windows to Linux or Linux to Windows (given that Excitel doesn't allow port-forwarding).

How can I set this up?

Linux is in France.

Windows to Windows IPERF was on LAN.

Please help.
 

alphago

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Iperf does not require open ports. Use the -R flag for reverse speeds.
 


ajgamer

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@alphago When I am trying to do the Windows to Linux Speedtest. It says "Connection Refused".

What to do?

I did a lot of Google Search but couldn't find any result.
 

alphago

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Also if you want to test global speeds of the vps, you can use speedtest-cli (pip install speedtest-cli)
 

alphago

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Okay so do iperf3 -c x.x.x.x & iperf3 -c x.x.x.x -R

You can find the binaries of iperf3 online for windows. You can use different flags once you become familiar with it.
 
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