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What are the best ways to test websites for really slow networks?

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Last Modified: 2010-04-17
I can't believe I'm actually asking this.  I have a bunch of overseas projects where the users are on  extremely (EXTREMELY) slow networks.  I need to be able to test websites and services for their usability on such slow networks.  I'm talking like 6-24kbps performance.  I of course have the luxury of more bandwidth than I currently know what to do with, so need a way to handicap myself during tests.  Is there a way on a Windows XP or Vista machine to force the ethernet to connect at an artificially slow rate?  This way I could see how the system works with our servers.  I'd prefer to avoid mucking around with a router and QoS as I really don't know what I'm doing.  If that is the only way to go, can anyone provide some general guidance and terms as to what I need to be looking for to dumb down my bandwidth while testing?  If I have to go the router way, I figured I'd take on old junker and place it in between the real router and my test computer, but I still don't know exactly what settings to mess with to slow the in-between router.
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