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Antonio Chavez
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I'm at the end of my tether trying to track down an elusive network problem. The thing is, the net will be working fine until students start using a computer lab, at which time internet will slow down to a crawl all over the network.

So, what I'm looking for is a way to start up the 30 or so computers and simulate web usage on all of them and start tracking problems. Does anyone know of software for Windows that will simulate a user intensively using internet?

Thanks for any help!
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Why not write a script with a loop that will do 'wget '? I know wget works on Linux. Would assume it works on a Mac. Don't know about Windows.
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I've simulated lots of traffic for performance testing using JMeter. They've got built in components to push a "test script" to multiple servers running a JMeter server and gathering statistics back at the client JMeter running a GUI.

JMeter comes prebaked with lots of components to send HTTP requests as well as lots of other stuff. From a high level it sounds like it might work for you and .... it's free.

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iMacros should be able to do what you're wanting. It's available as a free plugin for the popular browsers. Very easy to record a bunch of web interactions once, and then replay them numerous times. Should be easy to copy the macro across to multiple computers.

Here's a simple tutorial video:
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At first I thought that you wrote "stimulate".
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Get a few kids and put them on poptropica and webkins. They'll stay there til you make them quit.
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Awesome! Some great ideas, but I think imacro will be the easiest to implement. Thanks for the help, and I'm off bug-hunting!
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sisteray wrote:
At first I thought that you wrote "stimulate".

So, how do you?
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Dave wrote:
sisteray wrote:
At first I thought that you wrote "stimulate".

So, how do you?


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