Simulate slow internet or low bandwidth

  • August 10, 2011

Slow internet or low bandwidth can quickly kill the joy of using an application which relies heavily on an always-on connection. Fortunately, if you’re a Mac user Apple provides a handy utility called Network Link Conditioner. If you have Xcode 4.1+ installed, you’ll find the preference pane utility in Application/Utilities/Network Link Conditioner. Simulated settings are applied globally so long as the utility is enabled. The tool provides a number of options which will help test performance degradation at varying network scenarios.

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