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NetStress Alternatives

NetStress is described as 'Tool that allows you to generate network traffic and analyze the network's throughput performance' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are nine alternatives to NetStress for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris and FreeBSD. The best alternative is iPerf3, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NetStress are JPerf, goben, nuttcp and netperf.

NetStress alternatives are mainly Internet Speed Test Apps but may also be Network Analyzers or Benchmark Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of NetStress.
This page was last updated Aug 14, 2021
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Tool that allows you to generate network traffic and analyze the network's throughput performance.

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  1. iPerf3

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Wine
    • FreeBSD
    • Docker

    The iperf series of tools perform active measurements to determine the maximum achievable bandwidth on IP networks. It supports tuning of various parameters related to timing, protocols, and buffers. For each test it reports the measured throughput, loss, and other parameters.

  2. JPerf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    This project gives a better UI and new functionalities to the initial JPerf 1.0 project based on the iperf network bandwidth measurement tool.

    Discontinued

    The last update was released on May 5th, 2009.



  3. goben

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD

    goben is a golang tool to measure TCP/UDP transport layer throughput between hosts.

  4. nuttcp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Solaris

    nuttcp is a network performance measurement tool intended for use by network and system managers.

  5. netperf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
    • Solaris
    • IBM AIX
    • HP-UX

    Netperf is a benchmark that can be used to measure the performance of many different types of networking. It provides tests for both unidirectional throughput, and end-to-end latency.



  6. Flent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    The FLExible Network Tester.

  7. TamoSoft Throughput Test

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    A utility for testing the performance of a wireless or wired network that sends TCP and UDP data streams and computes important metrics: upstream and downstream throughput values, packet loss, and round-trip time, etc. It supports both IPv4 and IPv6 connections.

  8. LANBench

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    LANBench is a simple LAN / TCP Network benchmark utility. It is designed for testing network performance between two computers and is based on Winsock 2.2.

    Discontinued

    Website no longer available

  9. OpenSpeedTest-Server

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Docker

    Launch a Network Speed Test Server. Without using any commands, test and fix your local network before pointing fingers towards your ISP for slow and sluggish Internet.

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