The Design of a Low-Cost Wide Area Network Simulator

  • Kevin Schmidt
  • Joe Cerney
  • Ryan Becker
  • Patrick Duffy
  • Ana Goulart
  • Joseph Morgan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5630)

Abstract

This paper presents the design of the Bottle-Net WANulator. The Bottle-Net WANulator is an inexpensive and self-contained Wide Area Network (WAN) simulator that can be used for commercial, educational, and research purposes. It inserts artificial latency and limits the bandwidth between network devices in a closed environment. The two Ethernet ports on the WANulator allow for asynchronous configuration; also, throughput statistics are displayable at the user interface, which proved as a useful tool for measuring traffic of multimedia applications. In this paper, we provide a detailed description of the WANulator hardware and software design, which can be implemented at under US$300 per unit.

Keywords

wide area network network emulator token bucket filter Ethernet 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Schmidt
    • 1
  • Joe Cerney
    • 1
  • Ryan Becker
    • 1
  • Patrick Duffy
    • 1
  • Ana Goulart
    • 1
  • Joseph Morgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering Technology ProgramTexas A&MU.S.A.

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