Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I developed an application that uses a website API and I got feedbacks that it freezes for almost 30 seconds, and that is due to their poor bandwidth (5Ko/sec downloading).

I have a good internet speed, so a feed with 1Mo wont make more than 3 seconds, I want to know if there is any software that allow me to limit the bandwidth that I want, even under 10Ko/sec.

what's the best app for that?

share|improve this question
What OS are you running? – Kevin Worthington Jul 30 '09 at 23:10
I'am using windows 7 – user3864 Jul 31 '09 at 8:18
up vote 5 down vote accepted

I'm going to assume you are on Windows XP or Vista since if it were something more interesting (linux or Mac) you would have said so.

I haven't tried it myself, but this may do what you need and it is free: Bandwidth Shaper XP

share|improve this answer
+1 for 'something more interesting' :) – Tiberiu Ana Jul 31 '09 at 7:11
thank you, I think this will do it, btw I'm on windows 7 – user3864 Jul 31 '09 at 8:21

Not sure about an app but you could try to use functions of your router to limit bandwidth, especially with some of the Linksys models like WRT54G that can be loaded with 3rd party firmware for extra features like that. Maybe use QoS somehow?

share|improve this answer
+1 - Router-based solutions are the most painless - no additional software to add, assuming your router supports it. – Matthew Iselin Jul 31 '09 at 2:30

you can use Network Emulator tool kit to do this.

YOu can find an article explaining how to use it here.

share|improve this answer
See Since it's your own site, at least add a disclaimer. Also, it would be a more useful answer if you would actually explain here, and not just give a link. – Gnoupi Aug 16 '12 at 7:45
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Canadian Luke Sep 14 '12 at 19:31

You must log in to answer this question.