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Hi, does anyone know any methods of "limiting" the bandwidth on certain connections, eg modem, network etc? For example, limiting the connection of broadband to 56K for testing purposes?

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Can''t you just accomplish this by limiting how much data you try and send out at once? That is to say, only allow your program to send an amount of data equivalent to 56 kbs. Just keep track of the amount of data sent out in a given time frame, and adjust accordingly.

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Cant really do that, as its for a website. One with plenty of graphics and flash etc. They want to see what it would load like on a 56K modem.

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As far as I know, you can''t easily do this in software, probably would not be reliable either. The best solution is to get some hardware that allows you to modify the bandwidth. It''s availiable, but I don''t know where you get it. Search on Google, it sounds like the "They" you refer to could use such a product anyway.

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This can be done in software, we use a couple products here at work to do that exact thing. The program i use the most is The Cloud by Shunra. I just looked on their web page and they have a free trial version you can download. Not sure if its fully functional or what but it''d be a place to start.

I''d agree that a hardware limiter would be the better solution, but its probably not a very practical solution as i believe they are quite expensive.

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