A product that I feel will fill your needs is Qcheck, by IXIA
(http://www.ixiacomm.com). You install what are known as endpoints on
machines you want to test and then install the Qcheck console on any
machine. At that point, you simply pick to endpoints and test. Qcheck
will do the following:
-Tests the response time of traffic on IP networks.
-Emulates real application flows across the network to test
connectivity and performance.
-Tests network throughput.
-Tests whether a network can support multimedia traffic.
-Tests a network link using the application flows generated by
streaming multimedia applications.
-Determines at what rate streaming traffic is received and how much
packet loss occurs.
-Tests the connectivity between your own computer and another computer.
-Supports a variety of protocols and can test network performance
using TCP, UDP, IPX, and SPX networks.
-Shows a workstation's physical memory, operating system levels and
-Runs traceroute between any two workstations on your network,
regardless of their locations.
The product is free and is a light version of their product IxChariot,
which is much more robust application that can be used to emulate
application data and traffic prior to deployment.
You can get more information and download Qcheck and the endpoints at
I hope the above information provides the solution you are looking
for. If you need additional clarification, please let me know.
Personal knowledge of Qcheck