TamoSoft Test Results
TamoSoft is a privately held company based in Christchurch, New Zealand that develops cutting-edge security and network monitoring software for the Internet and Local Area Networks. The TamoSoft Throughput Test is a utility for testing the performance of a wireless or wired network. This utility continuously sends TCP and UDP data streams across your network and computes important metrics, such as upstream and downstream throughput values, packet loss, and round-trip time, and displays the results in both numeric and chart formats.
Although we have played around with the settings of this software, we always seemed to get the best results when leaving the settings as default. TamoSoft’s throughput test provides plenty of tools, ironically more than PassMark’s network test which requires the purchase of a license. Just like the previous test, we will only be reporting averages after 200 seconds which is a lot of time to get a stable throughput measure.
If you are wondering why my TCP throughput is higher than my UDP throughput, I am still wondering too. And no, I did not mix them up. What is even more weird is that even at 3M, 18% of the packages were being lost on all five runs. I tried different builds of TamoSoft but the results were still very similar. TCP throughput was stellar again, showing very similar results to the PassMark tests in both download and upload streams. Throughput did hit peaks of 800 Mbps again at 5 Ghz, while at 2.4 Ghz throughput remained constantly high with not many spikes.
At 15 meters we still get bad UDP throughput while TCP numbers drop by only a couple of Mbps when compared to the 3 meter test. Package lost reached an all time high of 35% at 5 Ghz. At the 2.4 Ghz band we saw a lot more throughput percentage lost with distance. TCP results are still consistent with the ones from the PassMark Network Test, with peaks of 800 Mbps and some loss when increasing the distance by some meters. My only worry here are UDP results, which are surprisingly slower than TCP’s. It is clear that no matter how fast wireless technology has advanced, we are still a long way from reaching a sustained data transfer rates of 1 Gbps.
In this case, TamoSoft didn’t even connect to the server at our 40 meter distance test. I think it is time for a conclusion.