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Hi, I know this question is not wireshark related, but i am looking for a piece of software to dynamically simulate bandwidth speeds.

Thanks in advanced.

asked 08 Apr '14, 04:01

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Easiest way to do this is to use NetEm, which is included in most Linux kernels already.


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answered 08 Apr '14, 04:03

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im running the client on a windows 8.0 os

(08 Apr '14, 04:07) jimmy967

You'll most likely have to use a proxy service that can throttle the connection. I'd go for a VM running Linux with NetEm and route the traffic through it. I guess there are also a couple of Windows tools that do this, but I haven't checked.

(08 Apr '14, 04:11) Jasper ♦♦

okay, thanks alot

(08 Apr '14, 05:02) jimmy967

Another very good traffic shaping tool is FreeBSD's dummynet (part of their ipfw firewall stuff). I used it for years and it was rock solid (as FreeBSD typically is).

Of course it doesn't directly help you on Windows, but there's probably no free software to do this on Windows. (I'm pretty sure there are commercial vendors which run on Windows; I think Shunra at least used to make an "IP cloud" product.)

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answered 09 Apr '14, 07:51

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Other tools are:

eEx Netlab - Windows:
WANem - Ready-to-go Linux appliance:


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answered 09 Apr '14, 13:50

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