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Here is our list of the seven best network traffic generators and stress testing tools:

  1. WAN Killer Network Traffic Generator – EDITOR'S CHOICE Part of the SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset, this system enables you to manufacture packet headers and then launch them to a target. Runs on Windows Server. Start 30-day free trial.

  2. Ostinato Packet Generator A creator of synthetic packets for network stress testing, available in three editions. Available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

  3. Packet Sender A free open-source packet forwarder that collects packets to create a stress testing stream. Offered as a GUI or command line tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

  4. Nping from Nmap A Ping tool that can be used to generate packets. This is a free utility that works at the command line and is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

  5. Cisco’s TRex This free packet creators Can generate packets in a variety of formats that can be varied by application and can build up to 200Gb of traffic per second. Available for Linux and Unix.

  6. NetScanTools Packet Generator This impressive packet creator Can generate TCP, UDP, ICMP, CDP, ARP, and RAW packets. This is not intended for stress testing. Runs on Windows.

  7. PBSoftware NTGM A network monitoring system that includes a packet generator and includes a transmission planner. Runs on Windows.


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