Have you ever wondered at what speed your network is really operating? There are several programs and utilities that are readily available. I have tested a couple, however, this one seems to be the easiest and very efficient. This was tested on a CentOS 7 server.
From the server, which in this case is 10.10.10.10.
nc -lk 2222 >/dev/null
From the client.
dd if=/dev/zero bs=16000 count=625|nc -v 10.10.10.10 2222
A result may look like:
Ncat: Version 6.40 ( http://nmap.org/ncat ) Ncat: Connected to 10.10.10.10:2222. 625+0 records in 625+0 records out 10000000 bytes (10 MB) copied, 0.0185055 s, 540 MB/s Ncat: 10000000 bytes sent, 0 bytes received in 0.02 seconds.
The results are skewed here as this test was run against the same box. When done, be certain to use CTL-C to stop the server process.