Simulating Adverse Network Connectivity Conditions

In software development, it may be beneficial to simulate various network conditions (low speeds, high packet loss, etc.) to see how your app behaves and eliminate potential sources of complaints. Parallels Desktop allows you to do just that by applying machine-specific connection profiles that mimic popular scenarios. To choose from a variety of preset options, do the following:

  1. In Parallels Desktop Control Center, right-click on the required virtual machine and choose Configure.

  2. Switch to the Hardware tab and choose Network from the list on the left.

  3. Use the Profile drop-down menu to select one of the preset scenarios.

  4. Alternatively, click on Configure to manually adjust speeds, pings, and packet loss percentages as required.

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