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Emulating Slow Connection

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2:12 pm on Jul 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I assume that, like me, most people on WebmasterWorld have broadband connections.
We see our sites run like lightning and it is easy to forget that there are still many people on 56k modems!

My question is, does anybody know of software to emulate a modem connection whilst being connected via broadband?

6:37 pm on July 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Not personally, no.

However, I have had some success slowing down to around modem speeds by doing a couple of things...

setting up one of my servers to allow dial in connections and surfing through it

I've also done it through slow porxys. I've been able to find a couple in the past that were fairly slow. There are sites where you can go test your connection speed, and some foreign proxys (becuase of their distance from me, and their country's inernet structure I'm guessing) I've had pretty consistant 60-75kbs connections. That's as close to dial up on broadband as I could get.

8:34 pm on July 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi shady. What I do is stick the files on a floppy and view them there. Quick and dirty.
HTH
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9:24 pm on July 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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There is WebSpeed Simulator. It's MS Win only.

It does cost but you can try it for free from www.xat.com/wo/

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9:31 pm on July 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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take your ethernet cable and crimp it tightly so you get a sharp bend in it.

This slows down the connection because the digital 0's can get through, but the 1's get stuck.

you can vary the speed by how tightly you bind the cable.

9:56 pm on July 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This slows down the connection because the digital 0's can get through, but the 1's get stuck.

Actually, you've got that the wrong way round - the 1's get through OK, it's the 0's which get stuck, because they are fatter than the sleeker, slimline 1's.

You could also try this free proxy script written in Java:

[dallaway.com...]

10:41 pm on July 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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When I crimped my cable it fell into two pieces. Since this happened, my connection is very very slow.

Thanks a lot! ;-)

12:51 am on July 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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When I crimped my cable it fell into two pieces. Since this happened, my connection is very very slow.

Thanks Shady that Made my Day.

regards,
Mark

12:55 am on July 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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*laughing* Bless you my child! Made my day too!

Nice of you to worry about those of us still stuck with dialup. I for one appreciate the thoughtfulness....

1:21 am on July 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Shady, consider signing up for a free dialup account and using it for testing. I think NetZero still has some kind of free deal for a limited number of hours per month. Or get a cheap dialup account for ten bucks a month or so. Or use one of those AOL disks that promises a gajillion free hours. ;)
1:56 am on July 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks encyclo, that Sloppy Download seems to have done the trick.
4:13 am on July 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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wow! Sloppy works way better than crimping the cable.

don't yank that link oilman!

I never thought I would be happy to have a slow connection.

 

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