Basic WAN emulator for links up to 100 Mbps in a portable, low-cost device

Linktropy Mini2

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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.


  • Bandwidth
  • Latency & Jitter
  • Packet Loss

Linktropy Mini2 Value

  • Only $2,450
  • Link speeds to 100 Mbps
  • Ultra-compact, portable form factor
  • Weighs only 1 lb. (0.5 kg)
Easy to Use

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.

Bandwidths up to 100 Mbps

Emulate links up to 100 Mbps in each direction.

Delay up to 10 sec

Emulate latency from 0.1 millisecond up to 10 sec. in each direction in a constant, normal, or uniform distribution.

Error Emulation

Specify loss as a packet loss rate, bit error rate, or both.

Emulate any WAN

Emulate terrestrial, wireless, internet, satellite or any other type of wide area network.

Traffic Monitor

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

Everything you need to emulate a WAN is included in the compact Linktropy Mini2. No additional hardware or software is required.

User Interface

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.

Linktropy Mini2 GUI

Configuration Window with Link Emulation Tab (click to enlarge)

Linktropy Mini2 Monitor

Linktropy Monitor (click to enlarge)

Linktropy Model Comparison
Linktropy Mini2 & Linktropy Mini-G
Linktropy Lab Models (5510, 8510)
Maximum Emulation Speed Mini2: 100 Mbps
Mini-G: 1 Gbps
1 Gbps
Emulated Links 1 5510: 1
8510: 4
Maximum Packet Rate
(packets per second) 64 byte packets
Mini2: 80,000
Mini-G: 350,000 
5510: 3,000,000
8510: 12,000,000
Test lab level precision
Link Impairments
Packet Loss
Bit Errors
Background Traffic
Live Condition Capture and Replay
Packet Reordering
Packet Duplication
Linktropy Scheduler
Installation and Operation
Install as Bridge
Install as Router
Statistics Download
Jumbo Frames Mini2:
Secure Administration
Full Command Line Interface
Emulation Interfaces Mini2: 2 10/100 FE
Mini-G: 2 GigE
5510: 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
Emulation Settings
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" (53 x 49 x 8 cm)

1.1 lbs. (0.5 kg)
2.2 lbs. (1.0 kg)

32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS
Part Number LMini2-100M
Warranty & Support
Hardware Warranty 1 year
Software Maintenance 1 year
Customer Support 90 days