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Version 2.9 preview - PPPoE questions

11 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I think the Mikrotik is sopose to have bandwidth shaping in it? I have Linux machines for commercial radio automation and had a spare, so I use that as a PPPoE server. The OS I'm using though is a little out of date (SuSE 10.0). They are now up to version 11.x, but 10.0 suites my other needs for radio production. I wanted to setup a PPPoE server for my Wi-FI users so I went looking for a gui

Version 2.9 preview - PPPoE questions

11 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

QuoteThe problem with this is that although we have all the routes sorted and everyone can ping or trace to anyone else including the DSL router, using the DSL router IP as the default gateway does not work when it is not on the client machine's IP range. That's an easy problem to fix. The client should be using the router/gateway on his subnet, and the next hop on that router needs to be whate

Please Advice: 2 sites 2 internet 1network with Point2Point.

11 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

There's a few different ways you can configure such a setup. It depends on how complex or simple you want to do it. For example, if all computers at both networks were 192.168.0.X and are bridged by your point2point link, then you could have one gateway 192.168.0.1 and the other 192.168.0.2. Then you set the client PC's to use a specific gateway. The problem with that is, a user can change his/

access violation with 4.1

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Network Scanner Forum

Hi Andrew, When I right click on an IP (host) and choose properties, I get an Access violation at address 0055D0AF in module "netscan.exe". Read of address 00000028. Win2K Pro workstation. Cheers, Gavin.

2.9.9 queue size

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This is what I found: If the user is only getting 64Kbps with a queue of anything larger than 20-30 (and 30 is already pushing it sometimes) if you go to a website with for example - lots of adobe flash content on it, it can fill up the queue quite fast for that user. If the user decides to jump to another website while the page is still loading, the queue is still full from packets coming f

2.9.9 queue size

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes. I can just use the suspend rule feature and implement it that way which will work fine for my use. I drop users back to 64Kbps once they've reached their quota, however a queue above 30 becomes when full is worse than changing website still loading on dialup. But I can fix this as soon as I put 2.9.9 on later tonight without having to specify a small queue for those on high speed. I

2.9.9 queue size

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Andrew, I will install 2.9.9 in a few days. Would it be difficult to have the quota manager allow for a new queue size based on reduced rate condition being met? I realise I can just use the suspend rule feature and make a new one with a smaller queue. I don't have a lot of rules so it's no problem for me. I was just thinking maybe those with more rules may like the option of changing th

Connection Logging

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Owch. I've had a recent chat with my ISP to be about this same issue. All their contracts specify me as indemnifying them so they can't be held responsible at all for any legal issues caused by my connection through them. But they can hold me responsible as much as they want... typical anti-consumer contract. The only defense I have is the privacy act in my country, they shouldn't be watching wha

Re: Remote access to BWM

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, it is possible. That's how I administer mine away from home. Any configuration change requirements will depend on how your ADSL modem connects to the Internet. Usually an ADSL modem is a combined modem/router with connection sharing (NAT support). How it's manual refers to setting up port forwarding or virtual servers will depend on how easy it is to setup if you haven't done this before.

setting up peak & off peak

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in NetWorx Forum

Hi Bobby....! Thanks for the screenshot... it would have only been a matter of time before Andrew noticed this thread and where it should be. That makes more sense. You're talking about the NetWorx product, this message board is for the Bandwidth Manager product. Please see the following message board for questions on NetWorx: http://www.softperfect.com/board/list.php?8 I'd suggest re-pos

setting up peak & off peak

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in NetWorx Forum

Okay I just downloaded and installed the last major public release 2.8 build (435) and installed it. I could create both time tables and even change them so the times were overlapping without problems. I could then apply the time table to the rule without problems. So I would verify you have an installed the trial version of the product from this website either from the download area or latest

setting up peak & off peak

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in NetWorx Forum

After the trail period yes. Not if you are still in the trial period. If you click on help, then about, if you haven't registered it shouldn't shouldn't say licensed version, and it'll have the correct version number which won't be higher than 2.8 if downloaded from the download area, or 2.9.7 if a pre-release build from the forum. It seems to work fine in 2.9.7 and 2.9.6. I checked it in 2.9.6

setting up peak & off peak

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in NetWorx Forum

I'm starting to wonder... I don't have 2.8 loaded though to double check.

setting up peak & off peak

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in NetWorx Forum

You mean 2.8. Was the original problem about the date setting or just trying to set a time table to a rule? Perhaps you could try the latest version 2.9.7 (rather than 2.8) and see if this problem has since been resolved. Shunt010 has provided the link above.

setting up peak & off peak

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in NetWorx Forum

Which version are you using? I didn't get any errors, but I'm running 2.9.6 (I can't upgrade until midnight when my quotas are due to roll over to check 2.9.7). Cheers, Gavin. edit: I put 2.9.7 on another machine and it didn't seem to error. Are you using 2.8 or another version?

'Received and sent' the same figure

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This is an easily overlooked problem. Most of us have been there, done that You have all your filters set to "any interface". What's uploading on one interface is being downloaded on the other interface, and traffic on both cards is being counted in the opposite direction by the filter associated to that user. Assign your filters to either the interface your Internet comes from, or t

Wireless Access Points and MAC address in BWM

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Interesting... about the 400mW. In the Edimax firmware version 1.21 - I get these modes: AP Station-Ad Hoc Station-Infrastructure AP Bridge-Point to Point AP Bridge-Point to Multipoint AP Bridge-WDS Universal Repeater I use the mode "AP Bridge-Point to Multipoint" on the LAN that has Internet access and can communicate with all remote bridges. On my remote segments they

Single Rule to Download/Upload differently

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Great news Nick, you already can do exactly that in the latest 2.9.X version, that's what I already do. For example, I use bits per second and specify 128000:512000 as the limit on a local LAN adaptor. This means the filter will allow 128K to be received from a client, and allow 512Kbps to the client. You can specify dual rates in quotas also. They are simply delimited by a colon : . Hav

queue size and slow filters

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I've had a read over http://www.softperfect.com/board/read.php?7,5481,5514#msg-5514 and http://www.softperfect.com/board/read.php?7,2452,2460#msg-2460. They make for interesting reading. If there was an individual queue size available on a per filter basis, would it be hard to implement in the quotas a way to change the queue size at the same time as changing bitrate? I find 500 is good for

Wireless Access Points and MAC address in BWM

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I only use the latest Edimax firmware, I had never heard of WAN PRO. Do they have their website available in english? Unfortunately, it sounds like something you might need to take up with the developers of WAN PRO. Their bridge modes don't sound like a true bridge mode but rather a client/station mode that uses the AP's MAC and some form of Proxy ARP.

Wireless Access Points and MAC address in BWM

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Wi-Fi bridging can be confusing sometimes because not all units are a true bridge, some of them are half client-ap mode and only bridge one ethernet device, others don't let you put routers behind them. The definition of bridge on Wi-Fi equipment is different between manufacturers! I use cheap Edimax EW-7209APg units over 3-4KM's and all MAC's are available for each device connected. The master

queue size and slow filters

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I'm just trying to get my head around something. When a user reaches their quota and they get 48Kbps in my config of BWM, when a user kills their browser the queue can sometimes take a long time, and I mean a long time to empty. As in 10 seconds. This is extremely painful when compared to having dialup on the same machine. It just kills the transferring immediately. For example. If I try to

Independent quota reset dates

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Just a thought: I'm thinking of swapping upstream provider so I pay on a per MB basis rather than on a monthly quota basis. This has got me thinking of how to maximise bandwidth with quotas. Then I thought about how my current upstream provider deals with quotas. They have different quota reset date for each client, which makes a lot of sense. Once you have quite a few clients, having a glo

Version 2.9.1 preview from November 12

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Can you do a screen shot of your different "groups" and perhaps go to the command line and do this aswell: ipconfig /all > c:\ipconfig.txt route print > c:\route.txt Then post those files aswell for me to look at? Cheers, Gavin.

Version 2.9.1 preview from November 12

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This is a stripped down version of my setup: NICS: "192.168.1.1" connects to external NAT Internet ADSL router over a bridged Wi-Fi link. "192.168.4.1" not connected. "192.168.5.1" connects to my LAN. "192.168.6.1" connects to my PPPoE server / to another Wi-Fi access point. First I have a "group" called "local" with the IP ra

Passing ARP as protocol

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

My final rule is a block "Any IP based" and works well. It still lets ARP traffic flow around the LAN. I disable IPv6 aswell but if you're running bridge mode instead of a router, everything will basically pass. IPX, PPPoE etc...

Version 2.9.4 PLEASE HELP

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sounds like this problem again: See this thread That should work.

Version 2.9.1 preview from November 12

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I enjoyed reading that post. I'm sure Andrew will appreciate the thoughts and suggestions. I understand what you mean about users starting to watch a video, then get rid of them before playing all of it! That was my biggest congestion problem. I even do that myself. That's why I imposed 384Kbps downstream on each user. I also picked 384Kbps because it's exactly 256, 1500 byte packets, although

Version 2.9.1 preview from November 12

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

There is a link to the 2.9.4 version on the previous page (page 2) from Andrew. Just replace the ".....1.exe" with .4.exe etc... 2.9.5 wasn't technically announced. But it is there and I have been using for a while now. Gavin.

Alternative to windows NAT?

12 years ago, by kiwi_rock in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I wonder how compatible www.nat32.com is with BWM? I think I'll end up with NAT running on a seperate machine. I'm not sure whether I'll got NAT32 or Linux instead. I used winroute and wingate about 10 years ago, they were great products back then, they must be really fine tuned these days. They are the top players though so they are quite pricey. Gavin.