As a web designer with a broadband internet connection it is easy to forget bandwidth limitations. At times it can be a good exercise to see how our sites perform with a slow internet connection. Here is how to limit your bandwith temporarily on OS X.1. Open Terminal

2. Type in the following:

sudo ipfw pipe 1 config bw 15KByte/s
sudo ipfw add 1 pipe 1 src-port 80

I put in 15KByte/s, but you can choose any numer you like.
3.When you get tired of slow internet, return to normal by typing:

sudo ipfw delete 1

Posted Saturday, April 25th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
Filed Under Category: OS X
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