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WISP?

7 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. We custom wrote all our interfaces, etc. The XML interface is well documented (the documentation isn't an idiots guide, but it's miles better than most technical documentation), which should point you in the right direction. Even better, the XML interface is very tolerant of mistakes (or "tolerant" compared to some of the interfaces

WISP?

7 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I've had a system running without any problems probably for about 3 years now using Andrew's excellent software and the XML interface. I can say that 3 years ago it was the best software on the market for the job, and 3 years later it is still by far the best software on the market for the job.

Port Mapping + Any IPv4 Based?

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thanks Andrew. I guess the thing is working properly as per specs, since as you say there are no GRE ports. But it would be nice to bend the rules if possible?

Port Mapping + Any IPv4 Based?

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Here's a little one.... I found that when using TCP/UDP as the protocol name, VPN traffic (GRE) was not passing through the rules. I then have changed the rules to be "Any IPv4 Based", so VPN traffic goes through.... Now I have the problem that Port Mapping no longer works. Is it possible to make it work, then internally it only works on the TCP/UDP traffic, not the GRE traf

SYN Packets as protocol

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Andrew. Did you ever have a chance to look at making TCP SYN packets as a seperate protocol so I could use the BWM to stop any incoming connections to the server? This way I could make a rule which is effectively protocol TCP SYN, so then all other packets can get through (SYN-ACK, ACK, etc, etc), but not the SYN packet, effectively closing all open ports on the server. Any thoughts?

is it possible to block content as well?

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I think there's a few threads dealing with getting Squid working with BWM, try a seach. Remember to change the "30 days" to "all posts"

is it possible to block content as well?

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

There's a Win32 build for Squid.

is it possible to block content as well?

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Why not use Squid as a transparent proxy, then it can all be done from there. There's also plugins for Squid which do proper content filtering. Look here: This probably does a much better job than would be possible with BWM, at a guess, since Squid is a proper caching, redirecting and everything else proxy that works really nicely with BWM.

AP Bridge and MAC Address (v2)

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Andrew. Does this mean in theory that even if you don't have this problem, then it could be used to match both a MAC and IP address up to a rule? One problem I have sometimes is people using static IPs, so when I go to look at a log in Squid (never I know, but if I ever did have to for some reason), then the IP listed doesn't match up to anything in the DHCP table, so I don't really know

ARP passing non-ARP traffic?!?!

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Just as another point. I've now just implemented the variable queue size. Formula I used was to assume packets full size (1500 bytes for sake of argument), and then to work out that there would be up to 500ms latency in the queue. I guess this sounds about right to everyone? Has calculated queue size of 54 for 1.3mbps, queue size of 5 for 128kbps, queue size of 347 for 8mbps. Previous

ARP passing non-ARP traffic?!?!

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Andrew. It was 2.9.7. Have now upgraded, it seems to have gone so far, fingers crosssed! Thanks.

ARP passing non-ARP traffic

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Andrew I've noticed today that the ARP protocol appears to be getting "fooled" and passing through other traffic Basically my bottom 2 rules are: ARP - Both (In/Out) - 5mbps - Protocol ARP Block All - Both (In/Out) - Blocked - Protocol Any The Protocol ARP is passing around 2mbps of traffic that shouldn't be going anywhere. I've blocked it temporarily by putting a

Version 2.9.8 Queue not emptying

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Just interested, which bit did you try - making bit rates faster or playing with the short packet penality?

Version 2.9.8 Queue not emptying

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Andrew. I don't know if it's at all related, but I found the other day that when using very low bitrates (32kbits/sec), then the data is actually stopped. The data appeared to fill up the queue, but the queue never emptied, same symptoms as this. The solution was just to not use such low bitrates (64bits/sec min works fine), and since the low bitrates were a side-effect of a "thr

Connection Logging

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Just as a thought, I can't see any need to actually log the websites visited, would this not tie up computer time? If it is available, would it be possible to turn it off? I'm thinking Squid already does this, as part of it's job. I can't see any point in the BWM doing it twice, which would presumably just waste CPU time inspecting the actual web address, and drive space to store the address t

Connection Logging

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

That sounds fine. That way I guess if it's necessary to pull the data out of the database then it could just be converted to a text file as needed. My only thought is - what's the overhead? Obviously there will be a horrendous amount of data stored, and with overheads this could go into the multi-gb per day region. I already do Squid connection logging. This clocks up to around 200mb a d

Connection Logging

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Strange request this.... We've just had a letter through from our ISP telling us that someone has been file sharing using the connection and that if it happens again they'll be considering court action (?!) It looks like people are getting a bit hot on this file sharing problem but it's occured to me that I've actually no way to log what people are/aren't up to. Is it possible that

Setting up bandwidth manager

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The software isn't at all buggy. There's a lot of improvements people are requesting which are being put in, but as a user myself, I have only ever found one bug in it, which was an obscure thing with port mapping on UDP on a beta version. Your rules are in the wrong order. Firstly, check things work OK with your bandwidth manager turned off. Then create one rule allowing traffic for jus

setting up peak & off peak

8 years ago, by shunt010 in NetWorx Forum

Has someone cracked the licensing and changed the version number around or something?

setting up peak & off peak

8 years ago, by shunt010 in NetWorx Forum

Are you sure you're actually using this product as downloaded from here: ? I don't believe there's any later than 2.9.7, so you're either using a really old version and misreading the number, or you're not actually using this product. I don't know if this is any help, others might know, but I know when I'm looking for a new product I download about 10, then try them all out and lose trac

queue size and slow filters

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I found this too. I believe the queue continues to climb because data is still being sent because the RST packet hasn't yet been recieved by the far end. I'm surprised you find such big queues to work well. I've set my queue to 30, which seems to make web browsing "feel" faster. I guess it doesn't give such good bandwidth control, but really large queues don't seem to work. I g

Re: Recommended number of users and pipe size

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sounds like a good bit of kit. We don't have 900mhz here unfortunately (UK). I'd love it though! All we've got is unlicenced 2.4ghz and 5.8ghz. However, the range on 5.8ghz is useless and there's too many unlicenced things on 2.4ghz. It's a shame they can't make an "extra" channel on top of 2.4ghz, like the Japan channel 14, which was for licenced use only by proper WISP's, where you

Will do the job

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You can do all the limits and P2P filters with this. I'm interested - how do you limit customer's speeds with your CPE? Have you got the HTB type scheduler built in or do you simply set their connection speed? What equipment do you use? You can do the redirect you mention, and transparent proxying. If your ping times are bad, then things are getting congested, as you say. The BWM has lot

Bandwidth Limitation Rule

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

All traffic

internet slow for end users

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I don't know a lot about XP. I tend to try and steer clear of it, it has a lot of rubbish in that's not needed for a server environment, and I believe the thread prioritites are all changed to favour the local user rather than the network user, which gives you faster local preformance at the cost of slower network throughput. Server OS's tend to be setup the other way around - programs run slow b

internet slow for end users

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

If you're using PPPoE, this is normally what your ISP uses. You can't easily move this to the client end, and to be honest I can't see the point. If you've got a router worth it's money, then it should do the job just as well as, or better than offloading it to your main computer. Let the router do some work, putting less load on your main computer. BTW - have you tried PPPoA? Most ISP's su

internet slow for end users

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

When you disable all the rules then it should just ignore all traffic going through the BWM. It will show nothing, but that's because it's looking at no traffic. Have you got a "block all" rule at the bottom of your ruleset? Is it possible people are bypassing your rules and getting "free" internet and slowing it down. Are you using wireless or wired to your clients?

Wireless Access Points and MAC address in BWM

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I haven't got a lot to add to this, but out of interest what access points have you got? Can they be loaded with something like OpenWRT? You can run a network without using PPPoE or VPN, but to make it anywhere near secure I had to rewrite the HAL of the Broadcom driver to put a hardware firewall in, effectively disabling clients communicating with each other and disabling broadcast traffic, m

internet slow for end users

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Also what speed do all the users get when all the rules are disabled in the Bandwidth Manager (ie is there anything else in your network at fault possibly?) Have you thought of using an accelerator like Squid? I know it makes a very big difference for me.

internet slow for end users

8 years ago, by shunt010 in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Is that kilobytes/sec or kilobits/sec?