Features / Benefits
Ethernet Interface – 1/10/1000, 10/25/40G
Real-Time Monitor of network traffic throughput, loss, jitter, latency
SD-WAN Testing, Site-to-Site testing, Router or Switch Throughput testing, network link testing, round trip delays
Ideal for Network loopback testing
Quality of Service (QoS) Service Testing
Load Balance Testing
Simulate Network Traffic
Standalone Chassis or Rackmount Option
The PKT-GEN Network Traffic Generator is an easy to use, economical test solution to validate your network throughput, latency, packet loss and jitter. PKT-GEN is a high-performance design supporting UDP network traffic generation and detailed analysis. The tool features an intuitive and user-friendly interface, making it easy for users to configure and control traffic generation parameters.
Free or open-source tools can waste valuable time and jeopardize your network design. PKT-GEN overcomes unreliable test results in a very economical desktop or rackmount enclosure.
UDP traffic generation has many advantages over TCP traffic generation. UDP is a connectionless protocol and as a result is simpler and more efficient. This simplicity allows for faster packet generation and transmission, making UDP traffic well suited for high-speed or high-volume network testing scenarios. The test results show packet throughput, packet loss, network latency, duplicate packets, out-of-order packets and network jitter. The jitter monitor is a real graph providing positive feedback to the user of the amount of jitter present.
PKT-GEN may be purchased as a standalone product. Additionally, customers who already own our Wanraptor Network Emulator or PDS-1/10G emulator may purchase an upgrade that enables the PKT-GEN feature. By combining PKT-GEN and the Wanraptor Network Latency Emulator in a single design, users can reliably perform network testing and analysis.
The PKT-GEN product has full line rate performance for 10/100/1000, 10G and 25G Ethernet networks. Packet generation tests have real-time results, and the user may save tests for playback or export test results in text or Excel based reports.
PKT-GEN can be configured to:
-custom experiment names
- send a stream of IP4 or IP6 UDP packets, with configurable packet rate
- at the same time, receive the stream of packets and measure bandwidth and latency
- send packets in constant mode or user defined number of packets to send
- the packets are customizable in several ways:
- by selecting the source and/or destination MAC address
- by selecting the source and/or destination IP address (fixed, range, random)
- by selecting the packet size (fixed or random)
- by loading the packets from a user-provided pcap file
- measure jitter in both directions of traffic
- measure packet loss in both directions of traffic
The PKT-GEN traffic generator is a versatile tool that can be used for network testing, application performance assessment, security evaluation, and educational purposes. It enables network administrators, developers, and security professionals to simulate and analyze UDP traffic in various scenarios to optimize network performance, detect vulnerabilities, and ensure the reliability and quality of network-dependent systems.
The PKT-GEN is available in a small desktop / portable model or 2U 6-Slot model that houses multiple LAN interfaces which can be rack mounted. It is powered by an integrated 90-240V 50/60Hz power supply. The product has a 3-year warranty and includes software maintenance upgrades during the warranty period.
Network traffic generator for evaluating the performance of devices under test or the users’ network. By sending UDP packets and measuring throughput, latency, loss, out of order, duplicate packets and jitter.
|Management LAN Ports||Two Independent fixed 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports
1) Hard coded to an always good port
2) Allows settings for the Users Network
Software file is installed via the GUI
|LAN Interfaces Supported||
10/100/1000 Copper or Fiber, 10G, 25G and 40G
|Traffic Generation Rates||
Up to 40GbE
|Packet Type||IP4 or IP6 UDP packets, fixed or random with configurable packet rate|
|Packet Generation Features||User defined number of packets or infinite generation
User defined packet size
Customize by: packet size, source and destination MAC, source and destination IP address
User PCAP file
|Test Measurement Results – Bi-Directional||Bandwidth, latency, jitter, loss, Out of Order and Duplicate Packets, all in live time, graphs, Bandwidth and Jitter are shown in live graph form
-Live Playback feature
|Test Measurement Stats||Export to Excel format or CSV|
|Link Throughput||Full Line Rate for 10/100/1000, 10G, 25G (64-9000byte Packets) 40G Consult Factory|
|Surge Protection||Main power supply|
|Power Source||AC Mains: 100-240VAC @ 10%, 50/60Hz, 0.16/0.08A, Auto Range|
32º to 104º F (0º to 40º C)
5 to 85% Non-Condensing
0 to 10,000 feet
|Dimensions||Height .... 3.5 inches (49 mm)
Width ..... 17.20 inches (437 mm)
Length ... 14.50 inches (369 mm)
|Warranty||Three Years hardware, includes software support and software feature upgrades/improvements|
|Regulatory Approvals||UL, CSA, CE|
|Web Browser Compatibility||Explorer, FireFox, Opera, Google / Chrome, Safari|
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