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Utility to limit network speed for testing as dial up etc
Utility to limit network speed for testing as dial up etc
drooh




msg:4320164
 7:48 pm on May 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

Is there any sory of utility or application that can test a site as if it were a 56k modem or slower network speed?

 

wilderness




msg:4320444
 12:31 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Years ago, there were many websites that offered this feature.
I'm sure some still exist.

Realbrisk




msg:4320487
 1:38 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Check your router

In my Linksys router I have the option to set the speed, think its by the gaming rules

wheel




msg:4320509
 1:44 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Or...a 56K modem :). I think many ISP's probably offer that as a backup service. Or they did many years ago.

Or you can find a service that offers this. I set my sister up on a 56K modem last year, I think she's paying about $4 a month for service.

wilderness




msg:4320513
 1:46 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

He/she is not looking to test the speed of their connection.

Will the router provide the speed (ms, seconds, minutes, hours, days) of loading web pages at a specific baud level?

wilderness




msg:4320516
 1:49 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Odd as it may seem today, many folks in rural areas are still using 56k.
Others in rural areas are fortunate to have a-bit-larger providers that offer ADSL (utilizing two phone lines and two modems) to get a blazing 128k.

Others are use dishes and the various providers. A bit pricey.

drooh




msg:4320611
 4:35 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

The point is to be able to view your site as if you were on a dial up or slower connection. To test for performance, load time, etc. I know that alot of people are on broadband but also alot of people in rural areas are getting online with dial up, satellite and cell hotspots (all of which are slower)

I found several tools.

Firefox and IE Throttle
[uselessapplications.com...]

Service Capture
[kevinlangdon.com...]

Netlimiter
[netlimiter.com...]

Charles Proxy
[charlesproxy.com...]

Realbrisk




msg:4320630
 5:16 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)


He/she is not looking to test the speed of their connection.

Will the router provide the speed (ms, seconds, minutes, hours, days) of loading web pages at a specific baud level?

Basically you limit the the download speed to 26kps

drooh




msg:4320661
 6:02 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

My router doesn't support this...

trendnet wireless n

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