GL Communications’ Ethernet and IP Testing Software

Nov. 29, 2023
The PacketCheck software has numerous features and applications as an Ethernet/IP test tool.

GL Communications’ software

GL Communications recently went over its Ethernet/IP test tool, PacketCheck. The solution is made for Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) and is not only cost-effective, but provides real-time testing. PacketCheck is a user-friendly, versatile, and PC-based program made for testing and verifying LANs and WANs. From just one PC, the program can generate and analyze hundreds of Ethernet/IP/UDP streams, all with user-defined MAC and IP addresses.

PacketCheck covers all protocol layers including basic Ethernet frames and stacked VLAN, MPLS, and IP packets with UDP data. The program utilizes the PC’s Network Interface Card (NIC) to deliver and receive Ethernet and IP packets on LANs and WANs.

PacketCheck features and applications

Among the software’s numerous features are its ability to simulate traffic by sending pre-recorded files and creating traffic with Interframe Gap (IFG) precision of up to 5 milliseconds. The software also includes Bit Error Rate (BER) testing capabilities utilizing PRBS patterns or custom-defined test patterns.

“PacketCheck works with Multi-link Frame Relay (MFR) and offers a traffic feature called MFR-IP-PacketCheck for generating IP traffic over Frame Relay (FR) links. It supports the generation and processing of multiple IP traffic streams across various Virtual Channels within the FR links. Each IP traffic stream can be customized to modify the IP packets with specific headers to emulate different modes, such as Bridge and Route.”

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