About Network Mix
The network mix provides you with a way to simulate load more realistically in a load test scenario. Load is generated by using a heterogeneous mix of network types instead of one single network type. You create a closer approximation of how end users interact with your applications.
A network mix specifies the probability of a virtual user running a given network profile. A network profile is a simulation of network bandwidth at the application layer. It does not simulate latency.
When you create a load test, you might want to simulate that load is being generated through more than one type of network connection. The network mix offers several network types, including:
The different networks are simulated. When you choose an option such as Cable/DSL 1.5Mbps, wait times are injected into the test to simulate the selected bandwidth.
The network mix works like other mix options. A network type is selected randomly associated with a virtual user, based on network mix. That user's tests are run using a particular network type, based on the probability you specified in the mix.
After you have specified a network mix, you can later add and remove network types. You also can change the distribution of the network mix using the mix control.