Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I would like to test something like VoIP. I would like to test with some "artificial packet loss". Is Wireshark able to do this? Or is there any good solutions?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 6 down vote accepted

You can use tools like WANEM to simulate packet loss. It's a Live-CD, so you can put it on a system between your server & clients.

share|improve this answer

WANEM as mentioned is a good tool. If you're doing on Linux you can also play with the buffer queues etc, check out this page which has many answer to this questions already including netem and queue examples;

Also, you can use tools like iperf/jperf to saturate a link.

You can also use iptables to drop packets, like this.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.