The Speed Test is an easy test tool for measuring ping, jitter, TCP and UDP throughput from one MikroTik device, to another.
"speed-test" command is based on Ping Tool and Bandwidth Test. In order to use this command - Bandwidth test server needs to be accessible.
General interface properties
|address (IP address; Default: "")||IP address of host|
|connection-count (integer; Default: 20)||If device has more than 20 cores - core count will be used|
|password (string; Default: )||Password for the remote device|
|test-duration (integer; Default: 10)||Duration for each test|
|user (string; Default: admin)||Remote device username|
Bandwidth and speed tests should be conducted through the devices, not on them to ensure real life simulation and not to overload the CPU on the devices under testing,(DUT) due to traffic generating process.
To run a simple test from device A (192.168.88.1) to device B (192.168.88.2):
[admin@MikroTik]] > /tool speed-test address=192.168.88.1 status: done time-remaining: 0s ping-min-avg-max: 541us / 609us / 3.35ms jitter-min-avg-max: 0s / 76us / 2.76ms loss: 0% (0/100) tcp-download: 921Mbps local-cpu-load:30% tcp-upload: 920Mbps local-cpu-load:30% remote-cpu-load:25% udp-download: 917Mbps local-cpu-load:6% remote-cpu-load:21% udp-upload: 916Mbps local-cpu-load:20% remote-cpu-load:6%
If any of device CPU utilization during test reaches 100% warning message will appear:
[admin@MikroTik]] > /tool speed-test address=192.168.88.1 ;;; results can be limited by cpu, note that traffic generation/termination performance might not be representative of forwarding performance status: done time-remaining: 0s ping-min-avg-max: 541us / 609us / 3.35ms jitter-min-avg-max: 0s / 76us / 2.76ms loss: 0% (0/100) tcp-download: 721Mbps local-cpu-load:78% tcp-upload: 820Mbps local-cpu-load:100% remote-cpu-load:84% udp-download: 906Mbps local-cpu-load:10% remote-cpu-load:54% udp-upload: 895Mbps local-cpu-load:55% remote-cpu-load:12%
"test-duration" parameter allows changing duration of all of the 5 tests:
- ) Ping test with 50ms delay
- ) TCP recieve
- ) TCP send
- ) UDP recieve
- ) UDP send