The Linktropy Mini2 is a portable, low cost, easy-to-use WAN emulator, designed to emulate basic network conditions for application development and customer demonstrations of networking products.
The Linktropy Mini2 emulates WAN bandwidth, latency, and loss separately in each direction for links up to 100 Mbps. Its small size and light weight make it easy to carry, while its fanless design and solid-state storage offer silent operation with high reliability.
An intuitive, browser-based interface makes installation and configuration of the Linktropy Mini2 quick and easy. A real-time traffic monitor displays throughput graphs and statistics, revealing the effects of WAN conditions on application performance. For product demonstrations, the GUI allows an audience to grasp the test conditions at a glance and even adjust the parameters themselves, then quickly view the results.
The Linktropy Mini2 is a snap to install and configure. Just plug in the Ethernet cables, specify your link conditions, and begin the emulation. No software to install, no training needed. The Linktropy GUI combines the responsiveness of an application with the convenience of a standard Web browser.
Emulate links up to 100 Mbps in each direction.
Emulate latency from 0.1 millisecond up to 10 sec. in each direction in a constant, normal, or uniform distribution.
Specify loss as a packet loss rate, bit error rate, or both.
Emulate terrestrial, wireless, internet, satellite or any other type of wide area network.
See a visual display of the current traffic, including throughput graphs and link statistics.
Install the Linktropy Mini2 as either a bridge or router.
Carry the Linktropy Mini2 with you. Its small size and light weight make it easy to take wherever you travel.
Everything you need to emulate a WAN is included in the compact Linktropy Mini2. No additional hardware or software is required.
The Linktropy Mini2 is configured through an intuitive, easy-to-use, browser-based interface. Screen shots for the main Configuration Window and the Linktropy Monitor are shown below.
Configuration Window with Link Emulation Tab (click to enlarge)
Linktropy Monitor (click to enlarge)
|Features||Linktropy Mini2 &
|Linktropy Lab Models
(5500 and 8510)
|Capacity||Maximum Emulation Speed||Mini2: 100 Mbps
Mini-G: 1 Gbps
|Emulated Links||1||5500: 1
Maximum Packet Rate
(packets per second) 64 byte packets
|5500: 1 million
8510: 12 million
|Test lab level precision|
|Live Condition Capture and Replay|
|Installation and Operation|
|Install as Bridge||Install as Router|
|Full Command Line Interface|
|Emulation Interfaces||Mini2: 2 10/100 FE
Mini-G: 2 GigE
|5500: 2 GigE
8510: 8 GigE
|Form Factor||Portable (6" x 6")||Rack-mount|
|Warranty||1 year||1 year|
|Customer Support||90 days||1 year|
|Max. Link Emulation Speed||100 Mbps full duplex|
|Emulated Links||1 link|
|Max. Packet Rate (64 byte packets)||80,000 packets per second|
|Bandwidth||300 bps - 100 Mbps in 1 bps increments|
|Delay||0 ms - 10 sec. in 0.1 ms increments;
constant, uniform, normal distributions
|Packet Loss Rate||0-100% in increments of 0.0001%|
|Additional Parameters||Bit Error Rate, Queue Depth, Framing Overhead|
|Emulation||2x 10/100baseT Fast Ethernet|
|Management||1x 10/100baseT Fast Ethernet
1x RS-232 serial console
|Environmental and Physical Specifications|
|DC Input||7 - 20V DC power|
|AC Input||100- 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz with supplied AC power adaptor|
|Power Draw||6 Watts|
6.6" W x 6.2" D x 1.2" H
168 mm W x 157 mm D x 30 mm H
13" x 10" x 4"
1.1 lbs. (0.5kg)
2.2 lbs. (1.0 kg)
|Temperature||32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)|
|Certifications||FCC, CE, RoHS|
|Warranty & Support|
|Hardware Warranty||1 year|
|Software Maintenance||1 year|
|Customer Support||90 days|