The following covers how to test network performance, both within the intranet and out to the internet.
Intranet Performance Testing
This will test the performance between two machines on a network, either at the same location or across a WAN. The resulting numbers represent a theoretical maximum. Files copies will be lower than this based on the number and size of files.
The output on the Source machine will show the Bandwidth for both the sender and receiver
When the test is complete delete or disable the firewall rule for port 5201
Internet Performance Testing
This will test the performance of a machine when communicating over the internet. This will test to the nearest test node and therefore is more of a theoretical maximum. Transfer speeds to a specific server on the internet will be lower.