Network Link Conditioner for XCode 9.2 And Empathy

I read about this cool thing called Network Link Conditioner that would let me slow down my Mac to experience baaaaaaaandwidthhhhhhhhhhhh limitations. After recently upgrading to gigabit network, I realized that it was a bad idea because I felt a disconnect from having more clunky network conditions. It took me quite a long time to find this superb utility, so here’s a few instructions to save you some time.

  1. You need to install XCode 9. Luckily you don’t have to join APDA to do so. Oh but I SO miss the days of CodeWarrior
  2. Then you need to be really lucky to find the special link to “Additional Tools for XCode 9” which is super hard. First go to Apple’s developer site and then login or make a free account. Then to go directly to it go here. My colleague Marcus has info in the comments below to get it a different way if you already have XCode installed.
  3. Open the .DMG and then stare at the folders that might contain the gold. No need to double-click aimlessly. Open the Hardware folder.
  4. You made it! Double click on Network Link Conditioner.prefPane. The System Preferences will open and let it do its magic.
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Flip the switch and experience the joy of 3G on your Mac!

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Empaaaaaathyyyyyyyy. —JM


Thanks for pointer, the Network Link Conditioner is pretty cool tool.

However, the download link didn’t work, I was able to download and install by going to Xcode main menu > Open Developer Tools > More Developers Tools and then download from there. It also did require for me to be logged in.

Thanks — I realize that the link structure isn’t perfect. So this bit of extra info is super helpful to share.

PS I just edited the body of the text to point to your method. TY