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Re: Version 2.3 and 2.4

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Is there anything in the bandwidth manager event log?

Re: Version 2.3 and 2.4

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

So version 2.3 worked perfectly until you installed v2.4, right?

Re: problems with ms workgroups

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Please post your exact rules, describe your current network layout and where the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager was installed

Re: BW Manager and configuration

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

1) Yes, the software is stable but to be sure, you may wish to configure the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager service to restart on a failure. Take a look at the Recovery tab at the 'Services' control panel applet when viewing the service properties. This will force Windows to restart the service or even reboot the PC in case of a failure. Moreover, I would recommend to test it carefully in your env

Re: Version 2.3 and 2.4

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Two versions cannot coexist at the same time installed in different folders. To downgrade to v2.3 you should uninstall all installed copies and then install v2.4. To upgrade to v2.4 it can be installed over v2.3 in the same folder. Hope this helps.

Re: quota calculations

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thank you for pointing us to the issue with FireFox. It has just been fixed. As to your suggestion regarding quotas, it is almost ready to be published. Please send a message to support@softperfect.com and we will send you an URL to download it. As soon as we test it fully, it will be available for public.

Re: Dedicated server XP machine with 2 network cards

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You should watch the traffic on the LAN interface, not on the cable one. A rule may look as follows: Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Incoming Rate: 30000 bytes/sec Interface: LAN (that connected to the hubs) Source: MAC address of a machine Destination: Any Please let me know how it works for you.

Re: Why does port 8702 need to be open?

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

TCP port 8701 is used by the Standard edition of the bandwidth manager. TCP port 8702 is used by the Lite edition of the bandwidth manager. So, it is not necessary to open both. Open the one according to the edition you are using.

Re: Priority when bridging

13 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Because internal Windows bridging is not supported, we recommend to use the bandwidth manager built-in bridging features. Good luck with bandwidth management

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.