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Re: Queue size / Performance ratio

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The queue size doesn't affect performance in general. It determines the maximum number of packets in the rule's queue before the rule begins to drop packets. Since your server has enough RAM you don't need to change the queue size. The min. free RAM size in bytes for stable operation can be computed as MaxQueueSize * NumberOfRules * MaxPacketSize, so in your case 500 (default) * 150 * 1600 = ~114

Re: Next release of BWM

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Alex I hope the new release will be available closer to the end of April. Unfortunately there is no dynamic bandwidth allocation and prioritization yet (that's really a difficult thing to implement). However, some new features will be available such as port redirection useful for transparent proxying, additional reports, etc. Please remind, how many entries for address groups you need?

Re: Excellent software

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thanks Priorities is a mostly requested feature which we hope to implement in the near future.

Re: Color vs B&W?

14 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

The Print Inspector core runs as a service. You don't have to run the GUI to log the jobs.

Re: Color vs B&W

14 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

Yes, it records the job type, but everything depends on the printer driver capabilities. Some printers unfortunately always report all jobs as being color or b/w. So, I'd recommend to download a trial copy and test how it would work with your specific printer. To see the job type, choose View - Visible Columns - Color from the main menu.

Re: Bridging(error)

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This is a bandwidth manager problem. It currently uses a network card system number to merge two cards into the bridge. For example, you have two cards in your PC: #1 is connected to the ADSL modem, #2 is connected to the switch. This is ok as long as their indices remain unchanged. When you disable a card or plug a new one, indices are reassigned by the system and the bridge becomes broken. We a

Re: Controlling bandwidth based on user account

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

No, I don't. As far as I know, applications are unable to bind to any (or all available) addresses. However, you can try putting the netsh interface ip set address command into startup scripts for each user to set his/her personal IP address. Open a command prompt and type 'netsh interface ip set address' for more information.

Re: Help with bridging function or NAT please

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It will work on W2K server just fine. Actually the development platform and lots of testing are done under Windows 2000 Pro and Server. If you have any problems configuring it then post a message here.

Re: PPPoE Connection with BWM

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This is a problem with PPPoE. As you probably know, it is a point-to-point protocol over Ethernet encapsulating PPP frames in Ethernet frames. The Bandwidth Manager is unable to catch them unless 'Any' protocol is chosen for the rule. Unfortunately in this case there no way to apply advanced filtering by MAC addresses, IP addresses and so on. So, if you just want to limit overall up/down transfer

Re: Controlling bandwidth based on user account

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

No, unfortunately this is not possible. The banwidth manager runs in the system kernel apart from interactive users. However, if each user has assigned a separate IP address, you can create a number of rules for each user so when he logs on he will use the separate address and will be captured by the corresponding bandwidth manager rule.

Re: Help with bridging function or NAT please

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Guys! Sorry for the late reply. First I'd like to clarify something. Do I understand initial setup correctly? ADSL/NAT/DHCP(10.1.1.1) - Server PC with BM - Wireless AP - Wireless clients The problem is how to provide all the wireless clients with managed internet access, right? So, basically we have two options: a) use ICS on the PC b) Use bandwidth manager bridging on the PC. In any ca

Re: Window Doesn't Minimize

14 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Both of you have exactly the same problem (word for word)? Well... that could be anything really; from third party software to system configuration. Unfortunately we've never seen it before and therefore are unable to reproduce this behaviour, sorry.

Re: Performance in high load networks

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, it can. But there should not be the significant packet loss. I am unsure what is reason, perhaps some additional software installed like a firewall.

Re: Limit Down and Up

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

To allow a high speed in local area network. Without that rule your LAN speed will be throttled as well as Internet speed.

Re: mac address

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I think your provider is able to help you if you would pay him some extra money Otherwise there is no way.

Re: Need help to configure

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This should not be a problem. However, you can set a longer address lease time in Belkin's settings to allow the DHCP server to provide addresses for a month or longer. It is all in your hands.

Re: Limiting traffic on bandwidth-hungry apps while leaving LAN traffic unlimited

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

As I understood you have the following LAN layout: The Internet | Belkin ADSL/DHCP / | \ PC1 PC2 PC3 If so, you will have to install the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager service on all the computers that require bandwidth management because you have no separate Windows based gateway. What you should do: 1. Install the bandwidth manager GUI component (standard installati

Re: Configuring DSL + XP Machine + Wireless Gateway

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I am unsure, but it seems your AP does routing and/or NAT and this is the reason. Try to use any network sniffer to capture packets on the NIC#2 connected to WAN port of the Wireless AP to see what packets are there. If you see only packets from 192.168.1.6, then the AP does network address translation and your further actions depend on the AP user's manual (it should be switched into 'bridge' mo

Re: Printer Inspector Reports Problems

14 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

Yes, ideally it should be installed on the print server(s). Otherwise it may not log some jobs or even don't log jobs at all. This highly depends on the network configuration and printers.

Re: Network adapter config

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Assign any IP addresses from the local range. For example, if you network uses 192.168.0.x addressing then assign any unused IP addresses from the LAN range (e.g. 192.168.0.100 and 192.168.0.101) to these interfaces.

Re: Limit Down and Up

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thanks Barry! You are correct. Jon: Also change Rule 2's direction to 'Outgoing' instead of 'Both'.

Re: Limit Down and Up

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Create two rules one for uploads and one for downloads with these rates. Also please review the on-line manual included with the program or on the web-site.

Re: How does NetScan detect hidden shares?

14 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

There is nothing special. A Windows server always provides client with all available shared folders (both public and hidden). That is filtering is done on the client. Hence we are able to bypass it and get all the available shares. That's what the NetShareEnum API call does.

Re: Timetable Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

That's correct behaviour. Since you have assigned a timetible to the rule, it is no longer controlled manually but controlled by the timetable. If the rule is the active timetable zone then it is enabled. Otherwise it is disabled. Also please have a look at a notice here: If the rule uses a schedule, the Rule Enabled option is only an indicator. You are unable to change it manually.

Re: Cable Net

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Do you know who is connected to each interface? For example, if you know that LAN2 is connected to the 192.168.20.1 - 192.168.20.10 and LAN3 is connected to 192.168.30.1 - 192.168.30.10, then for the first group of addresses choose the NIC LAN1 and for the second NIC LAN2.

Re: html output/batch commands?

14 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

1. Yes, have a look at user's manual at the bottom of the page. You probably need the /auto and /range switches. 2. This is kind of a bug, but non-critical. Two ending zeros are added every time when the scanner looks up the local MAC address.

Re: Setup with NAT

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, but I cannot give an advice without knowing the exact network structure. Please draw your network layout in any charting package (like MS Visio or MS Paint), including IP addresses of all the machines and then send me the drawing at support@softperfect.com. Don't forget to mention where you would like to install the software (the system service and the GUI).

Re: bandwidth manager .msi

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sorry, there is no .MSI package. However, it can be quickly installed in the following way: bwmsetup.exe /SILENT /COMPONENTS="svc" or bwmsetup.exe /VERYSILENT /COMPONENTS="svc" to install and reboot without a prompt.

Re: Something causes print spooler to stop

14 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

We have not encountered such problem before. Does everything work well without Print Inspector? Is there anything in the Windows event log?

Re: MAC Address...

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Ah, that was my typo. Sorry for that. It should be 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.254, I have just corrected it. As to the second your comment, it is possible to build a static ARP table with MAC-IP bindings. The result is no one with mismatched pair MAC-IP will be able to access the gateway. There is no software required for this, only the standard ARP command.