The Web or Mobile App developers might sometimes want to test their websites / applications to check the behaviour of the app in different network connection. Below are some of the simple network tools that helps the developers to simulate different network bandwidth and test their mobile app or web application in real-world scenarios.
Tools for the Developers to Simulate Slow Internet Connection
WANem stands for Wide Area Network Emulator. The tool provides the real world experience of the network connection which can be used by the developers for testing their application during development or testing it over the LAN connection. The WANem was one of the Sourceforge.NET 2008 Community Choice Awards finalists and also has won the FOSS INDIA Awards 2008.
Know more about WANem here
Sloppy – the slow proxy
Sloppy – the slow proxy tool slows down the transfer of the data between the client and the server when testing the application.
Know more about Sloppy here
Charles is a tool that records all traffic between your browser and the internet. It is a HTTP proxy and HTTP monitor tool which currently supports Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems.
Know more about Charles and download it here
Fiddler – The Free Web Debugging Proxy by Telerik
Fiddler is a free web debugging proxy for any browser. Some of the features of Fiddler includes Monitor HTTP/HTTPs traffic from any browser, Test the performance of your web sites and apps etc.
Know more about Fiddler – The Free Web Debugging Proxy by Telerik and download here
Network Emulator Toolkit
Are you searching for a tool which can simulate poor network connection in order to test your application? Here’s another tool known as the Network Emulator Toolkit which does the work perfectly for you.
The Network Emulator Toolkit is available in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions and can be downloaded here
This tool is from TMurgent technologies for simulating the network connections.
Know more about TMNetSim here
Are there any other interesting and useful tools that you worked on which lets you to simulate slow internet connection? Feel free to share it in the comments section.