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Creating TCP/IP Lag for testing -- how?

Posted on 1999-09-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
How can I create lag between two LAN IP addresses to simulate a bad connection of a LAN?  (something ~800ms)

Question by:VBDesigns
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Expert Comment

ID: 2090120
Oh just use AOL instead of the LAN, you'll get all the lag you need and then some :). On a more serious note, you could try some silly things such as a couple 300 Mb file transfers and a ping flood all running in parallel, ought to generate a generous amount of collisions and lag. I'll look for a specific utility to achieve this effect, but I'm not familiar with anything offhand.

Author Comment

ID: 2090170
Actually, I'm just coding the delay into the sending and receiving of the applications...  Seems to be working very well!

Expert Comment

ID: 2093447
Try a subnet mask of

Accepted Solution

jesperkehlet earned 800 total points
ID: 2104872
You have a lot of de-tuning parameters, that you may use to degradate performance. I suggest you look at as well as you can start out with:


Enter a value named "GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize". Make it a DWORD value of 1460 (decimal radix). That will effectively set your system networking down. Then, also set DWORD TcpDelAckTicks to 0. That will ACK each and every packet received.

That should start you off...

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