- The idea is to allow people to connect to a wifi hotspot and then immediately be able to simulate shitty mobile network connections.
- Lets developers easily test application performance with on slow connection in mind
- Relates to “mobile first” thinking by acknowledging “mobile first” means connections that are not always as reliable/speedy/generally good (i.e.
Official Supported Device:
- TL-WR703N: http://www.dx.com/p/tp-link-tl-wr703n-mini-3g-2-4ghz-802-11b-g-n-150mbps-wireless-router-blue-158552
- Ability to introduce extra:
- Latency (delay)
- Packet loss
- Bandwidth limitations
- Per device address throttling → i.e. web interface such that you can go and adjust the setting for your client only.
Although I've only tested this on a TL-WR703N, this should work on any device that uses
br-lan as its LAN interface.
To install this, download the ipk package from releases into your /tmp and then run:
# opkg update # opkg install trafficcop-*.ipk
This should install and start trafficcop on 8080 with uhttpd on the ip address for the interface
br-lan. If you're unsure what IP this is, you can run the following to find out:
# ifconfig br-lan | grep 'inet addr' | cut -d ":" -f 2 | cut -d " " -f 1
This means you can access traffic cop at