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Solved: How do I setup iPerf server and client on Windows and Linux?

This article describes how to setup iPerf server and client on both Windows and Linux machine.

Solution

Installing iPerf in a Windows machine.

Download the iPerf3 installer from: https://iperf.fr/iperf-download.php

Download the iPerf3 installer.

Extract the iPerf3 installer to a folder.

Extract to a folder the iPerf3 installer.

Installing iPerf in a Linux Machine.

Execute yum install iperf3 command:

Execute yum install iperf3 command.

Windows as an iPerf Server.

Step 1: Open a command prompt.

Step 2: Navigate to the iperf folder location.

Open a command prompt then navigate to the iperf folder location.

Step 3: Run the command: iperf3.exe -s

Run the command: iperf3.exe -s

Run the command: iperf3.exe -s

Windows as an iPerf client.

Step 1: Open a command prompt.

Step 2: Navigate to the iperf folder location.

Open a command prompt then navigate to the iperf folder location.

Step 3: Run the command: iperf3.exe -c 161.142.100.30, where the IP address set is the iperf server’s.

Run the command: iperf3.exe -c 161.142.100.30, where the IP address set is the iperf server's.

Linux as an iPerf server.

Step 1: Open a Terminal.

Step 2: Execute the command: iperf3 -s

Open a terminal and run the command: iperf3 -s

Open a terminal and run the command: iperf3 -s

Linux as an iPerf client.

Step 1: Open a Terminal.

Step 2: Execute the command: iperf3 -c 192.168.100.253

Open a terminal and run the command: iperf3 -c 192.168.100.253

It is possible to change protocol, ports among other settings of iPerf.

Note: FortiGate can only be iPerf client.

FortiGate as an iPerf client.

FortiGate as an iPerf client.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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