December 12, 2002
Web Speed Simulator

I always wondered why nobody ever built something like this and finally I came across this: has a tool that can simulate real world internet speed. Well, 99$ is not really cheap for something that simply slows down the connection, but the idea is good. For a test you can check out their trial version.

Yes - Flash's built in bandwidth profiler is not that bad, but somehow, whenever I test critical parts in reality I still get ugly surprises. And it doesn't work with loadMovie, which is what I do in 99% of all my stuff.

Posted at December 12, 2002 12:40 AM | Further reading

I bought this program a while ago - its pretty awesome, but can screw up headers and redirects sometimes so it doesn't always work. Great for debugging your own stuff locally, though.

Posted by: Daniel Wabyick on December 16, 2002 05:51 AM

Try SHUNRA/Nimbus 1.0 (

"This desktop utility lets application, network and site designers test their designs using various connection speeds. "
It uses a tray icon to switch between modem emulation and normal speed.

you can find it @ > Internet > Connection Monitoring > Shunra Nimbus

Posted by: Claudius Albat on January 28, 2003 04:34 PM
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