Show all posts by user

Re: MAC Address...

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This is very simple. Just make your ruleset like this: Rule #1: Client N1 Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Both Rate: set as needed Source: AABBCCDDEEFF (a client's MAC address) Destination: Any IP address Interface: LAN (one, which points to the local network) Rule #2: Client N2 Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Both Rate: set as needed Source: BBCCDDEEFF00 (a client's MAC addre

Re: suggestion for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The manager works apart from interactive users, but with some workaround, yes it is possible: 1. Open a command console (Start - Run - cmd.exe) 2. Create the necessary rules for your wife using the bandwidth manager GUI 3. At the console type: net stop bwmserviceb (this will stop the bandwidth manager service) 4. Copy the file rules.dat from the bandwidth manager folder to something e

Re: Bandwidth Manager stopping all traffic

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Problem solved. The symptoms were as follows: everything worked as expected but after 10 minutes after start all network activity becomes frozen. The problem was a 'blocking' rule that applied to all network protocols including ARPs. When the ARP cache expired (in 10 minutes) the computer was no longer able to connect using IP protocols. To All: Please do not use any blocking rules that apply

Re: Bandwidth Manager stopping all traffic

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I really don't know what it is. If you have running Windows XP SP2 or Windows 2003 try this special build May be it helps.

Re: Bandwidth Manager stopping all traffic

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Is there any '*.log' files in the bandwidth manager folder (especailly bwmsvc.log)?

Re: Bandwidth Manager stopping all traffic

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Any antivirus monitors installed?

Re: suggestion for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Revoke administrative privileges from those users. This is the only way.

Re: Upload "chokes" my adsl connection

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You told "I have already made a rule to throttle the upload to a little less than the link bandwidth and 'ACK with no queue' is already enabled". That's enough if there are no other downloads. Does it work as expected? If no, try the following: Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Incoming Rate: Unlimited Source: 192.168.2.101 - 192.168.2.103 Destination: Any IP address : Port 80 Int

Re: Upload "chokes" my adsl connection

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, I also think so. It is a good idea to limit uploads at a rate lower than the link bandwidth (i.e. if your modem upstream is 100 Kbps, make a limit of 80 kbps for uploads), enable the 'ACK with no queue' option and create two rules for incoming traffic: one 'Unlimited' for shoutcast stream and aother limited (say half of incoming link bandwidth) to throttle any downloads.

Re: Upload "chokes" my adsl connection

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Please describe your situation in a whole. Is the shoutcast streaming incoming or outgoing? What are other network streams?

Re: Upload "chokes" my adsl connection

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

When you use P2P it usually opens lots of connections and these have to be delayed in the queue together with outgoing requests to download. What kind of downloads would you like to speed up (HTTP, FTP or same P2P)?

Re: MAC Address...

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sorry but I can advise a little without knowing your network structure. You could use any network protocol analyzer to determine what causes the network overload and to catch that guy.

Re: Queue Per Host

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

That's an interesting problem. When you use P2P these softwares opens lots of connections and these have to be delayed in the queue. Basically, it seems the only solution for it is dynamic bandwidth with prioritization where we could allow DNS, Mail, etc to go at a high speed while P2P is throttled. Or, assign the important services to an 'Unlimited' or a high speed rule. I am unsure why you are

Re: bridge mode

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, we have planned a realtime time graph. I think the DuMeter software simply doesn't see the traffic in bridge mode because it is forwarded at a lower level than DuMeter is. Unfortunately, there is no solution yet.

Re: MAC Address...

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I am not quite sure what you mean by your comment. It is easy to permit access only from specific MAC addresses. Simply add a blocking rule at the end of the ruleset that blocks any traffic from any address not listed above. So only listed MACs will have access. Is this what you meant? Right, dynanic bandwidth control with prioritization is the mostly wanted feature and of course we will do ou

Re: Print Inspector not Refreshing

14 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

Paul, please note that Print Inspector consists of two modules: system service that monitors your printers and runs at a system start and the GUI with reports, configuration, etc. You don't have to run the each time to enable monitoring. Instead, check if the process pinspserv.exe is running. Optionally you can restart it from the 'Services' control panel applet.

Re: Print Inspector not Refreshing

14 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

Is there anything in the Print Inspector event log? This could happen if the printer became unavailable for some reason and the Print Inspector was unable to restore the connection.

Re: bridge mode

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I am unsure what you mean by the question, but can give some recommendations when to use bridging and when not: Use bridging when uou have a DSL router and don't want to change anything and network settings. In this case you need to plug a Windows box with the SBM between the DSL router and the rest of the network and bridge the interfaces. Don't use bridging when you have a Windows based N

Re: Changing MAC address to bypass the Bandwidth controller

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Some modern ethernet cards permit the user to change MAC address (mostly based on RTL8139 chip), but anyway that's better authentication than filtering by IP address.

Re: Wrong Names

14 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

I am glad that you found the reason. Regardong the second question, the network scanner saves its settings in the regiistry under the HKCU\Softwate\SoftPerfect\NetworScanner key. To force it to save the settings in an .INI file instead of the registry, use the /ini command line switch.

Re: A couple of setup queries

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Habibalby, because you don't need it. The bandwidth manager remains running (check bwmsvc.exe)

Re: bridge mode

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

There is no self-learning. Everything is done via MAC addresses. If the packet's destination MAC address is FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF or equals to the NIC address, the bandwidth manager assumes that the packet is directed to the host running the manager (but it still forwards broadcasts). Otherwise, the packet is forwarded through the second NIC in the bridge.

Re: bridge mode

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Gavin, Unfortunately only Ethernet interfaces can be bridged. Wireless and any others cannot. Bridging works so: 1. If a received packet is a broadcast packet - it is accepted by the host running the manager and at the same time forwarded to the second card in the bridge. 2. If a received packet is a packet directed to the machine running the manager - it is accepted and is NOT forwar

Re: Firewall

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The BWM uses ports 8701/TCP (Standard Edition) and 8702/TCP (Lite Edition). These are for communications between the GUI and the system service.

Re: Can BWM be minimised to the system tray as an icon only?

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Usually there is no need in a tray icon. The bandwidth manager GUI run only when you configure it. The bandwidth manager core starts invisibly at a system boot and remains running until shutdown (you can check it is the bwmsvc.exe process).

Re: Setup Help

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

No, leave them blank. The Belkin NIC needs only an IP address to function. Unfortunately, I have no idea why there is no connectivity with the Motorola

Re: Setup Help

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

That's it. Look, the Belkin NIC has 169.254.74.3 while the Belkin Access Point has 192.168.0.6. This has no effect on bridging, but is the reason why you cannot connect to the Belkin admin center. You need to set the IP address of the NIC connected to Belkin to 192.168.0.9 in manual mode or something like this (any unused address).

Re: Setup Help

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You told that the Belkin connection shows limited connectivity, but does the connection Motorola work normally? If so, what are the IP addresses assigned to both the interfaces (to Motorola and to Belkin)?

Re: Overbooking

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

In this case these users will have to share the link speed in accordance with the Deficit Round Robin (DRR) algorithm. This means if all the users are downloading a file at the same time, each will get ~16 Kb (100 divided by 6).

Compatibility with Kerio, Wingate, Sygate, etc

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Abstract: Compatibility of the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager and some third party software packages. Problem: It is known that the bandwidth manager does not work together with the Kerio WinRoute Firewall and Sygate Personal Firewall. When running with the Kerio WinRoute Firewall the latter displays an error message IpSendExplorationalPacketReceived: Invalid tag .... When running with the Syg