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R7800 Voxels firmware .. measure wan bandwidth

Discussion in 'NETGEAR AC Wireless' started by RMinNJ, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. RMinNJ

    RMinNJ Regular Contributor

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    In the RST_statistic.htm (internet port, show statics page) the Rx and Tx B/s do not increment. (Voxels 1.0.2.69)

    Is there any place in Voxels firmware to measure the bandwidth in and out on the WAN port of the 7800. I had a program called networx that probed the router via upnp and gave the Mbit/s quite accurately.. but the program stopped working on my linux box (not related to the router firmware). Any other simple programs for linux that will probe the router stats?
     
  2. Voxel

    Voxel Very Senior Member

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    It is not quite clear: do you intend to measure your speed (ISP) or just R7800 WAN capabilities (e.g. artificial environment when R7800 is connected by WAN port to your server by 1Gbps cable).

    Speedtest by OOKLA included into WebGUI allows to measure the speed.

    Other simple programs is e.g. iperf3 (available also in Entware). And of course practically all Linux allows to install iperf3. It could be used in artificial environment and in Internet. E.g.

    https://speedtest.wtnet.de/

    Download speed:
    Code:
    iperf3 -c speedtest.wtnet.de -p 5200 -P 10 -4 -R
    
    Upload speed:
    Code:
    iperf3 -c speedtest.wtnet.de -p 5200 -P 10 -4
    
    I myself do use iperf3 (artificial environment) for testing. Probably most accurate tool. See "man iperf3" for details and options.

    There are other free iperf3 servers in Internet. E.g.

    https://iperf.fr/iperf-servers.php

    Or use e.g. speedtest-cli (by speedtest.net). But only WAN for real Internet connection environment.

    https://packages.debian.org/buster/speedtest-cli

    Voxel.
     
  3. RMinNJ

    RMinNJ Regular Contributor

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    Kind of..
    I rebooted my 7800 and the internet show statistics box is incrementing. Its in B/s though and I think its a total average over the whole up time of the router.

    The networx program from Softperfect probes the router via upnp (it can do snmp also) and graphs the instantaneous Mbit/s downloaded and uploaded through the WAN port.

    I can see how much of my wan is being used say by my kid watching a 4k youtube video. I saw for example that those Netflix previews as your flipping through titles burst to 60Mbit/s. My kid downloading an Xbox game would use m.y entire pipe. I've since upgraded from 100Mbit cable service to 200Mbit.

    The data is from the router, one would think the router itself could display a current live rate for us.

    youtube_vs_dtvn.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
  4. Voxel

    Voxel Very Senior Member

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    Well, If you are interested in real-rime monitoring your router... There is a package in Entware: netdata.

    netdata is a highly optimized Linux daemon providing real-time performance monitoring for Linux systems, applications and SNMP devices over the web.

    It shows current load of router. E.g. network (WAN):

    upload_2019-10-10_21-46-7.png

    plus other resources.

    upload_2019-10-10_21-50-31.png

    etc. See e.g.

    https://github.com/netdata/netdata/wiki

    or

    https://ahelpme.com/software/monito...phs-system-overview-cpu-memory-disks-and-nfs/

    Could be installed on the router. Accessible from your browser e.g. http://192.168.1.1:19999

    Voxel.
     
  5. RMinNJ

    RMinNJ Regular Contributor

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    Cool ! seems like it will include the wan port in aggregate data.. So first I need entware installed.. just follow your tutorial.. Will netdata load down the router much ?