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Old 04-24-02, 10:08 PM
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i've been doing some flash developing and want to be able to test their download speeds, but since i've gotten broadband, everything is lightning quick and i'm not sure how fast they load on a 56k. is there a website you can go to, or some sort of browser you can install that will limit bandwidth to whatever speed you want so you can browse pages at slower speeds?
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just make sure its good enough for broadband users.. and say screw you to the dialup users
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just make sure its good enough for broadband users.. and say screw you to the dialup users
yeah, i hear you. unfortunately there are still some people with money to spend on graphic design that have 56k. i don't mind making them wait a bit with a splash screen or something to hold them over, i just don't want them to have to wait 10 minutes.
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Look for a product called The Cloud. It's great for testing different bandwidths and they should have an evaluation copy you can use. You can even simulate a high-latency satellite connection. It's a bit complicated but it really helps, particularly in distributed multi-tier environments.

Or get a 56K modem.
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Look for a product called The Cloud. It's great for testing different bandwidths and they should have an evaluation copy you can use. You can even simulate a high-latency satellite connection. It's a bit complicated but it really helps, particularly in distributed multi-tier environments.

Or get a 56K modem.
thanks, i'll check that out.

i have a 56k modem, just no service to connect to. anyone want to give me their user name and password?

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http://www.jimtools.com/html.html

scrolldown to the "Test" section. first do the "Page Download Size calculator" and then put that size into "Page/File download time calculator." That should give you a good approximation.

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