I've been using BWM for 30 days in trial mode, and i'm very satisfied for the performance, and decided to continue usage in lite mode. I am considering to purchase it in the near future.
Since i have 6 PCs to manage, in Lite Version i cannot create 6 rules due to the limitation. And for workaround, i use 3 grouping rules (2 Local IP's per group), and using [tracking mode: all connections share the limit and quota].
The problem is, the bandwidth seems not equally distributed among 1 group. This case usually happened if one PC logged in later than the other.
I wonder if you could assist on this matter. Thank you in advance for your attention.
First, although unrelated, unless you are using bridging I recommend to remove the IGNORE LAN rule and use the built-in kernel-level filtering:
Second, unfortunately BM doesn't guarantee equal distribution. It's basically the same if two or more computers were connected directly to a router with limited throughput, they would have to compete for bandwidth. Usually if computer A opens more connections than computer B, it can hog more bandwidth - that's how the TCP/IP stack works.
Thank you for your prompt feedback.
Just one more question if you don't mind:
In Long Transfer Penalty, throttle to (%) is it related to overall percentage of allocated bandwidth or something else?
-If Throttle to 50%, if i allocate bandwidth 1Mbps, Long Transfer Penalty will throttle down user to 500kbps?