cross link two routers' serial ports, and fix the speed to only 2Meg

Hi all experts,

Is it possible that I can simulate a 2Meg link between 2 routers?
Not really necessary through serial link, as long as I can have the connection fix at 2 meg will do.

Many thanks.
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giltjrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You should be able to use the clock rate and set it to 2000000 to limit it to 2Mbps.
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giltjrCommented:
If you know the pin out, you can create a cross pin cable and connect the two.  Then rate limit the port on both sides.

However if all you want to do is simulate a 2 Meg connection (bits or bytes) you can get something like squid (http:\\www.squid-cache.com) as a proxy server and have it limit though put to 2 meb per second.  This assumes you are doing HTTP or HTTPS.
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mohaiAuthor Commented:
Hi giltjr, thanks for input. I do have the DTE-DTE (dunno what it is called, maybe serial crosscable) serial cable. And,  I just came across the rate limit command, but I dont actually understand how it work.
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mohaiAuthor Commented:
I just want to simulate AD replication across a 2 Meg lease line.
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mohaiAuthor Commented:
Will clock rate help to fix the physical speed ??
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giltjrCommented:
What type of router is it?  Brand, model and firmware/OS level.

Clock rate should reduce the physical speed.  
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mohaiAuthor Commented:
i have few cisco router in the lab, i have few cisco router 1700 series
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