I have Bandwidth Manager installed on a PC with Windows XP Home Edition SP3 that's tucked away in a closet with my network hardware. So I want to use the Bandwidth Manager to access it remotely. I seem to be only able to do this from a computer that is on router side of the network (thus not being managed by BM) and not the client side. I'm using BM version 2.8 and am using its built-in bridge.
I'm assuming the client side adaptor of the bridge has an IP address that others on the LAN can ping?
-- Actually, I think that is the crux of my problem. I can't ping either adapter at all from the client side. I've even tried swapping the adapter connections. DHCP doesn't work on that adapter either. Had to manually assign an IP address to it. It makes sense since the router is on the other side.
Is Windows XP firewall trying to run on that adaptor, possibly blocking port access to the BWM service?
-- It was, so I turned it off. Made no difference.
Do you have any "blocked" rules assigned to the client/LAN side adaptor?
-- I disabled all rules and still makes no difference.