The Design of a Low-Cost Wide Area Network Simulator Conference Paper uri icon


  • 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. 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Schmidt, K., Cerney, J., Becker, R., Duffy, P., Goulart, A., & Morgan, J.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Schmidt, Kevin||Cerney, Joe||Becker, Ryan||Duffy, Patrick||Goulart, Ana||Morgan, Joseph

publication date

  • November 2009