Most, if not all, businesses have completely converted to a wireless solution for their employees and guests. But with wireless connectivity, there are both advantages and disadvantages. One element of designing a wireless network is determining the number of concurrent users that can be connected to a single access point (AP) at any given time. This number will typically depend on the type of work that the users are conducting on the network. For example, if users are performing basic tasks like checking emails, they won’t need as much bandwidth which would allow for more users on a single AP. However, it is hard to determine which users will be on which APs and what they will be doing. Therefore, there is a specific number that is suggested in order to prevent potential network issues.
WiFiPerf Professional is a bandwidth performance measurement app for Mac OS that operates as a testing client when connected to different testing servers. The app is used to test Mac OS, iOS, Windows, and Android that run either iPerf2/iPerf3 (server mode) or WiFiPerf EndPoint.
iPerf is an open source software utility available for many operating systems. iPerf3 is used to measures the available TCP and UDP bandwidth along a path between two hosts and can be used for wired and wireless testing.
When using iPerf there is usually a sender/client (iPerf -c ) and a receiver/server (iPerf -s).