Set the IP address or hostname of the device where you want to send random traffic.
Set packet size and percent of circuit bandwidth to load randomly generated data on your wide area network (WAN).
Track UDP/TCP packets to see how your network performs under specific traffic load situations.
Enhance network throughput by understanding how traffic thresholds enable proper load balancing.
You don’t need to use real traffic for studying network activities, like testing traffic and load balancing. Instead, deploy SolarWinds® WAN Killer to help interactively test connections and adjust the IP traffic generated to achieve the desired network load based on your requirements.
WAN Killer is designed to help you:
When network engineers and admins want to analyze and improve network traffic performance, an important assessment they need to make is to determine how much load the network can take. WAN Killer software is built to be a random traffic generator that sends network traffic to the IP address and desired hostname.
Once you install Engineer’s Toolset, you can find WAN Killer under the Diagnostics folder. After launch, you can begin to adjust the packet size and the percentage of bandwidth you want to load with randomly generated data. And there’s no need to adjust settings every time you generate network traffic with the tool, as WAN Killer is designed to support certain application-wide settings so you can quickly begin proactively testing your network by generating random traffic.
Automatically discover network devices as well as map network topology.
Track device availability, memory utilization, CPU load, interface statistics, and performance & latency of network paths.
Quickly troubleshoot your network with enhanced ping capabilities and packet route tracing.