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Product Review: A Bandwidth Simulator for Testing Streaming Media

After installation, there's basically no configuration needed. You just start it up and it's ready to go. Once you've launched Netlimiter, you'll see a listing of all Windows processes that are using the network.

You can tweak the upstream bandwidth and downstream bandwidth separately in 1kBps increments. That's a headache – in the streaming world we talk in terms of kilobits per second (kbps), while Netlimiter uses kiloBytes as its standard unit. A quick mental "multiply-by-8" isn't hard, but it's an extra step I could do without. I was able to manipulate the bandwidth available to my browser and to my media players in real-time, changing network conditions as the video played with the expected results.

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