Constricting a 100mb Network Link to 2mb Network Link
September 9, 2004 2:21 AM   Subscribe

I need to test how software runs over a 2 mb network link. Here we have 100 mb and I wish to constrict that on my machine for test purposes. How do I achieve this?
posted by kenaman to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Does it run over IP? If so, and you just need the reduced bandwidth and can live without simulating the slight increase in lag and other link characteristics, grab linux or a BSD or something else that supports traffic shaping and configure it to shape the application's bandwidth to 2mbit. Good documentation for linux on doing this (and a whole lot more) here.
posted by fvw at 2:44 AM on September 9, 2004

for windows:
posted by escher at 2:45 AM on September 9, 2004

Sorry I should have said that it is windows, looking at netlimiter now.
posted by kenaman at 2:53 AM on September 9, 2004

Thanks a lot, that is exactly what I was looking for.
posted by kenaman at 3:51 AM on September 9, 2004

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