Router for network testing - which firmware?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by arper, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. arper

    arper LI Guru Member

    Hello all

    Having seen some of the woes that people have with routers and some networks, this may seem a bit weird. Nonetheless ...

    I'd like to use a WRT54G as a component in a test network. What I want to be able to do is to artificially introduce network latency, packet loss, etc. at the router between the two segments It seemed to me that it ought to be just a small piece of work on top of some of the QoS code, etc.

    So ... my question is ... which firmware stream would you suggest I start from to add such functionality? Alternatively (and I guess preferably) is there any such code in any of the firmware streams already?


  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    I'm not 100% sure about this, but it's likely iptables can do something similar or some other linux firewall. (I know more about freebsd than linux) You may be able to port a linux firewall that will do that for you to the router. Alternatively you could just use a full blown PC to simulate this that would probably be easiest if it's just for testing.
  3. arper

    arper LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the pointers. Let me take a look at that ... I got side-tracked after my last post!
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