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I want to manually SLOW my cable connection

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Anonymous
April 9, 2001 5:11:58 PM

I do various web testing and I either need to locate a utility that will allow me to manually throttle my cable modem connection to simulate a 56k dial-up connection or I'll need to purchase a 56k modem and signup for another ISP.

I've tried searching the net but all I find are sites describing how to optimize the connection, cannot find anyplace describing how to possibly SLOW it down.

Anyone have ideas?
Anonymous
April 10, 2001 2:43:52 AM

How about a free dial-up account
<A HREF="http://www.netzero.com" target="_new">http://www.netzero.com&lt;/A>

It might be just what you need - a free modem connection with crappy throughput :tongue:

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I have not yet begun to procrastinate.
Anonymous
April 10, 2001 1:26:21 PM

Then I'd have to buy a crappy modem to go with it.
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Anonymous
April 10, 2001 8:58:34 PM

My Bad!

There are some settings in windows to change the network layer. <A HREF="http://www.speedguide.net/Cable_modems/cable_registry.s..." target="_new">This page</A> at speedguide.net has some registry patches/programs to speed up a network connection. Conversely, one could enter small values to cripple their network connection.
Note that changing these settings are "permanent" until they are changed back, and remember to record their previous values before changing anything! This is not a great solution, but it will definately give lousy throughput from your cable modem.

To make a poor network connection, you would want to change some of the settings to these:
MTU ~200
DefaultRcvWindow ~ 200 (???? - try this one out - essentially it is the number of packets that can be in transmittion at one time, so will have the greatest impact)
Tcp1323Opts="0"
TTL - no change
For most of the others, just pick the non-reccommended setting.

If this doesn't break you internet connection, it should drastically reduce it's performance.

I must re-iterate again, that changing these settings can seriously hurt your computer if you are not careful as to what you are doing. Don't blame me if it doesn't work :) 



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I have not yet begun to procrastinate.
April 10, 2001 11:15:38 PM

What you are attempting to do is sacrilegious......

But I'd go with the <A HREF="http://www.speedguide.net" target="_new"> Speedguide</A> answer. Crank your packets down to 132 or something. You'll never get it down to a download of 5.6k/s, unless you happen to be an electrical engineer. But you can probably get it down to 15k/s or so.
Anonymous
April 28, 2001 4:16:01 PM

You can set your download speed to any value using getright.
www.getright.com hope this helps.
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