Network Monitoring with Raspberry Pi, Part 2: SmokePing

In my previous post, I detailed how to install and configure Cacti on a Raspberry Pi. In this post, I’ll show you how to do the same with SmokePing, a latency graphing tool. The combination of the two make for a very useful monitoring and troubleshooting tool for SOHO/SMB networks. This process will work on […]

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Network Monitoring with Raspberry Pi, Part 1: Cacti

A Raspberry Pi is a simple, yet powerful tool for a network administrator to have and be comfortable with. From throughput testing (a previous post of mine) to wireless analysis (Jake Snyder), a little bit of Raspbian know-how can get you a long way. In a two-part series, I’m going to show you how to […]

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Using Raspberry Pi as a Throughput Test Server

With the release of Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) 8.0 came the option of active throughput surveys along with active ping surveys. Ekahau wrote their own version of iPerf3 called iperf3-ekahau for this purpose. While they say you can use iPerf2 or iPerf3 as the server, they recommend their version. You can download it here, and […]

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Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi

I recently configured a Raspberry Pi as a throughput test server for use with Ekahau Site Survey 8.0. It was my first experience with a Pi, and as simple as it seems now, I stumbled through it at first. I was going to do one post on the entire configuration process, but decided to split […]

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