Linktropy Mini WAN Emulators

Portable, low-cost emulators to simulate basic network conditions for application development and customer demonstrations:

Linktropy WAN Emulators

High-precision emulators for simulating links up to 1 Gbps:


Netropy Network Emulators

High-precision emulators offering advanced functionality including the ability to simulate up to 15 separate WAN links through each emulation engine and link speeds up to 40 Gbps:


Features Linktropy
Mini2 & Mini-G
5510 / 8510
N61 / N91 / 10G1 / 10G2 / 10G4 / 40G
Max. emulation rate Mini2: 100 Mbps
Mini-G: 1 Gbps
5510: 1 Gbps
8510: 1 Gbps
N61: 1 Gbps
N91: 1 Gbps
10G1: 10 Gbps
10G2: 10 Gbps
10G4: 10 Gbps
40G: 40 Gbps
Max. Aggregate Throughput Mini2: 200 Mbps
Mini-G: 2 Gbps
5510: 2 Gbps
8510: 8 Gbps
N61: 2 Gbps
N91: 8 Gbps
10G1: 20 Gbps
10G2: 40 Gbps
10G4: 80 Gbps
40G: 80 Gbps
Emulation ports Mini2: 2 10/100 FE
Mini-G: 2 GigE
5510: 2 GigE (RJ45 or SFP)
8510: 8 GigE (RJ45 or SFP)
N61: 2 GigE (RJ45 or SFP)
N91: 8 GigE (RJ45 or SFP)
10G1: 2 10GbE (SFP+ or RJ45)
10G2: 4 10GbE (SFP+)
10G4: 8 10GbE (SFP+)
40G: 2 40GbE (QSFP)
Max. packet rate
with 64 byte packets
(packets per second)
Mini2: 80,000
Mini-G: 350,000
5510: 3 million
8510: 12 million
N61: 3 million
N91: 12 million
10G1: 29 million
10G2: 59.5 million
10G4: 119 million
40G: 32 million
Test lab level precision
Link Impairments
Packet filtering
Source and dest. IP address
Src. and dest. IPv6 address
VLAN ID and PCP value
TCP/UDP port numbers
MAC address
MPLS label
Any arbitrary packet field
Bandwidth emulation 300 bps to 1 Gbps
(depending on model)
300 bps to 1 Gbps
(depending on license)
100 bps to 40 Gbps
(depending on model and license)
Latency & jitter 0 ms – 10,000 ms
Constant, uniform, normal distributions
0 ms – 10,000 ms
Constant, uniform, normal, exponential, accumulate & burst
Packet Reordering
Packet Duplication
Live condition capture and replay
Background traffic Random Random, PCAP replay
Packet Loss Models Random, BER Random, BER Random, Periodic, Burst, BER, Gilbert-Elliott
Data Corruption
Network Outage
Queue Management Tail drop Tail drop Tail drop, RED
ToS Prioritization FIFO, Strict Priority, Round Robin
Access link rate control Out-bound Out-bound In-bound and out-bound
MTU and Fragmentation
Installation and Operation
Form Factor portable 6" x 6" 5510: 1U
8510: 1U
N61: 1U
N91: 1U
10G1: 1U
10G2: 2U
10G4: 2U
40G: 1U
Install as bridge
Install as router
Jumbo frame support Mini-G only
Statistics download 24 hours 24 hours
Full CLI
Secure administration
Self-monitoring indicators and logs
Graph time previous 10 minutes previous 10 minutes 24 hours reviewable with pan and zoom controls
Graph statistics throughput throughput any statistic
Multiple users with configuration locking
DHCP, DNS, NTP configuration
LDAP user authentication

5510 GUI

Configuration Window with Link Emulation Tab (click to enlarge)

Linktropy 5510 Monitor

Linktropy Monitor (click to enlarge)


Netropy main configuration and monitoring window.

Path Configuration

Set the bandwidth, delay, loss, and other network conditions for each link in the Path Configuration window.

Classifier Configuration

Direct packets onto individual links by IP address, VLAN, or other packet fields in the Classifier Configuration window.