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Re: How can I connect to a remote pc and limit its bandwidth?

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Run the GUI and enter the IP address of a remote PC. After a successful connection, make two rules as Example 3 on this page

Re: Some new ideas

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You can upgrade to v2.4 to have the mentioned functionality.

Re: service shutting down shortly after launch

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Try to open the Services applet, choose the bandwidth manager service and set the option 'Allow service to interact with desktop'. Then reboot. Perhaps, a error message appears after restart.

Re: service shutting down shortly after launch

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The messages regarding the multumedia timer now have detailed error code. What are the codes returned after the error? Changing the startup timeout has no sense as the service must start in less than 10 seconds.

Re: service shutting down shortly after launch

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

But the previous copy wrote a message about a multmedia timer failure. Does the new build write it?

Re: NT4 & MS Proxy...How do I get this to work?

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Try the following: Disable your firewall if it is installed. Make sure that you have installed the bandwidth manager service on this PC and the service is running. It starts automatically on a system boot. However, you can start it from the Administrative Tools - Services control panel applet. Look for any error messages in the BWMSVC.LOG file located in the installation directory.

Re: service shutting down shortly after launch

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

We have just built a debug release. In the event of a multimedia timer failure, it'll write a error code into the BWMSVC.LOG. Please download it here, install over the previous installation and reboot. Then take a look at the BWMSVC.LOG what is there?

Re: service shutting down shortly after launch

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

How do you start it manually, through the Services CP applet or with 'net start ...' command?

Re: service shutting down shortly after launch

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This message means the manger was unable to initialize the timer. Unfortunately, the only solution is to try another (clean) copy of Windows or other PC as the bandwidth manager host.

Re: How to open password-protected shared folders

13 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

In no way, unless you know the password.

Re: Remote PC control

13 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

This is just a scanner, not a remote administration software. You might wish to try this free software for remote administration It can be integrated with our network scanner as shown at

Re: Some new ideas

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thanks for the comments. Please clarify what you mean by fastest activation/deactivation. Since v2.4 a rule can be activated or deactivated from the menu or by pressing the Space key.

Re: Scan Multiple Ports

13 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Sorry, at the moment this feature is not supported. Basically, I think we can add it, but scanning for all ports may take too much time.

Re: I cant seem to get it running on my network

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Try to make your first rule a bit different: Rule #1: Protocol: TCP/UDP, Source: Range 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.253, Destination: Range 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.253, Unlimited. Changes are marked in bold.

Re: Daily trafic log by IP?

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

As Barry said, yes. Not per IP stats but per rule. Usually a rule is bound with an IP address so this is not a problem.

Re: I cant seem to get it running on my network

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thanks, now please open a command prompt on the computer 2, then run the command "ipconfig /all" (without the quotes). Post its output here.

Re: I cant seem to get it running on my network

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

What are your rules exactly? I cannot help you without this information.

Re: service shutting down shortly after launch

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Is there any messages in the system event log (see both Application and System logs), is there a file BWMSVC.LOG located in the bandwidth manager installation directory? The reason should be logged somewhere.

Re: I cant seem to get it running on my network

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Please describe what you have donw for now in details. Is the service on PC2 configured? If so, what are the rules?

Re: Losing internet connection

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Unfortunately this is not enough. When the Sygate firewall is disabled, its kernel remains unloaded that causes a conflict with our software. The Sygate NDIS driver makes a dirty hook by modifying the TCPIP.SYS module image. This makes co-existence with Sygate very difficult.

Re: Unsure about quota management

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I am sorry, but global quotas do not seem to be useful if groups of addresses are available. If you contact me by e-mail, I can send you an URL to our new release of the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager. It has not been tested in full, but seems to be stable. It includes groups support, so you can bind a rule with a group of up to 255 MAC addresses (as well as 255 separate IP addresses and IP ranges

Re: P2P Bandwidth Control

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, just install a copy of the bandwidth manager (I recommend Lite edition) on the PC that serves for P2P and make a limiting rule. It can be a rule limiting everything in/out from that PC, or you can create a rule to limit P2P only, then rule should throttle the following ports: 411-413,1214,3531,4661-4665,6345-6348,6881-6889 (you can enter them as a list 411,412,413,1214,3531,4661,...,4665

Re: How to use maximum Queue size?

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This parameter controls the internal rule queue size. In general, the bandwidth manager works so: an intercepted network packet is either placed into the queue or is sent directly with no delay. If it is placed in the queue, it remains there until available bandwidth appears. If the packets come at a high rate, but the manager is unable to send them from the queue due to set limit, the queue may

Re: ip dinamic

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It is like Example #3 from the user's manual: Example 3: You have a network connected to the Internet through a hardware router or a DSL modem. You would like to limit internet access speed for some or all users but you do not need to limit traffic within your LAN. In this case, you need to install the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager service on each network computer on which you would li

Re: network setup

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Usually this is done built-in Windiws auditing features to track who access what files. You can also try the following tool

Re: ip dinamic

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You should connect to each PC and make some rules. This error #10060 usually indicates a problem with firewall. The firewall either on the machine with GUI or on the machines with the service prohibits the network connection from the GUI to the service. The manager uses ports 8701 and 8702, protocol TCP.

Re: Remote

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

When you run the bandwidth manager GUI it asks how where would you like to connect to (default: localhost). A rule can be something like this: Protocol: TCP/UDP Source: local host Destination: Any

Re: Remote bandwidth management

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

If in your network there is no Windows based gateway, you have to install the bandwidth manager (at least its service component) to each computer to limit its speed. At your server, you should install the GUI component of the bandwidth manager. With it you will be able to connect to the service component on other PCs and manage their bandwidth.

Re: I cant seem to get it running on my network

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

In your case, you can setup the bandwidth manager service on those computers that require to shape their bandwidth. You can install the bandwidth manager GUI on your own PC (Comp1?) and manage other PC's bandwidth through the network on the computers with installed bandwidth manager service.