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dummynet on windows 8 64bit
03-14-2013, 08:43 PM (This post was last modified: 03-14-2013 09:28 PM by Nicholas Godfrey.)
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RE: dummynet on windows 8 64bit
I started a command prompt as administrator and ipfw appeared to run ok. (I think windows8 is more locked down, I am an administrator on the box, and didn't need to do this on windows7)
But when I run a test, urlblast says it has completed the urls but the report is empty. Maybe I have to install the driver in test mode (which I didn't do before). I didn't get any error messages though... So, how do you put windows8 into test mode? I did find this:

but not sure if I should trust it? Is there another way? I am running over remote desktop...


I tried using Chrome. Launching IE on the same box (having closed urlblast). I got a message box saying chrome had crashed but left it alone. The test ran but IE also crashed. I brought IE back up and the test had run but I only got a good result from the repeat view. the first view had missing data.

I am generally finding windows 8 a pain so I wouldn't put this as a priority. I haven't fully switched yet...

Firefox from IE worked. But again IE crashed. But bringing back IE and restoring the session gave a full webPageTest result with both views. I guess this means the network driver is installed ok (without using test mode). Chrome and IE both seem to have problems then on windows 8.

Latest update: it looks like I can use Chrome and Firefox for testing if I spark up the test run from an external box. IE still isn't happy even with this setup.

Chrome doesn't appear as stable as Firefox. The Chrome windows sometimes stays open after the first view test has come back as completed. For the moment it looks like Firefox is the best bet.
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RE: dummynet on windows 8 64bit - pmeenan - 03-14-2013, 01:17 AM
RE: dummynet on windows 8 64bit - Nicholas Godfrey - 03-14-2013 08:43 PM
RE: dummynet on windows 8 64bit - pmeenan - 03-16-2013, 05:15 AM

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