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Re: bridge mode

12 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

12 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

12 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?

12 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

12 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

12 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

12 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

12 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

12 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

Re: IP-Range file

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

The network scanner connot scan more than one range at a time, but you can create a batch file to run it with your ranges line by line. There is no option to disable ping.

Re: NetBIOS Scanning

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

No, there is no such feature. Our scanner is able to scan only IP ranges.

Re: Access Denied error for control of printer

12 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

That's our omission and we have just published an update. Please download a latest release from our web-site, install it over the previously installed copy and enable a newly added option 'Use administrative privileges' in the Print Inspector options. After that it should work.

Re: Upload "chokes" my adsl connection

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

No, I mean limiting the whole upstream. Supposing that your network looks like <PC1 .. PCn> - <Switch> - <Bridge with bandwidth manager> - <Router/DSL> Then I can suggest the following rule: Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Incoming Rate: set as needed Source: 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.255 Destination: Any IP address Interface: LAN (one, which points to the local netwo

Re: Upload "chokes" my adsl connection

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, in this case you should set an upload limit a bit lower than the link bandwiedth. For example, if your router is connected to a 512 Kbps duplex link, you can limit all uploads say at 500 or 490 Kbps to give the rest to the ACK confirmations from parallel downloads.

Re: Settings

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

TCP/UDP or 'Any IP' are the best settings to catch all traffic from a client. Rules applies from the top to the bottom in descending order. If some rules overlap the first matched rule will apply.

Re: connection refused #10061 on any IP address

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The standard installation package includes both components: the GUI and service. You can choose these during an installation process.

Re: Limiting Outgoing Traffic

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

If you don't have a Windows based gateway, then you have to install a copy of the software on each computer. Your bandwidth rules might be: Rule #1: Protocol: TCP/UDP, Direction: Both, Rate: Unlimited, Source: Range 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.0.255, Destination: Range 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.0.255. Rule #2: Protocol: TCP/UDP, Direction: Both, Rate: 300 KB/s, Source: local host, Destination: Any IP a

Re: Viewing real time traffic

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thanks Alex For those who are interested, the current to-do list is as follows: * Overall usage chart * Realtime usage chart * Dynamic bandwidth allocation with guaranteed rates (that's a mostly requested feature) * Reset all rules command * Port mapping (including transparent proxying) * Permit bandwidth less than MTU (1514 Bytes/sec limit) * Special kind of rule to block/limit P2P net

Re: Viewing real time traffic

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, a similar feature called 'Realtime Bandwidth Chart' is to be implemented in a next release.

Re: Setup Problem

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You can use NAT to keep existing addressing, or change 172.22.0.x to 192.168.1.x to avoid using NAT.

Re: Setup Problem

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This does not work because bridging does not translate addresses. Bridge is just a packet forwarder. In general, you have two solutions: enable ICS on the Win2K server, or change the router internal address to 192.168.1.x. I'd recommend to reconfigure your network as follows: <router[192.168.1.212]> - <[192.168.1.211] Win2k with BM [192.168.1.210]> - <Switch> - <Client Compu

Re: Configuring my Home Network to work with Bandwidth controller..

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Anything. Really. From increased ISP's links and servers load to software running on your PC nightly (like an antivirus update). It requires many test by a professional administrator to determine why it happens.

Re: Configuring my Home Network to work with Bandwidth controller..

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Leave the default value. It is the maximum number of packets in the rule's queue before it starts dropping packets on overflow. Don't worry about if everything works normally.

Re: IP address instead of computer name

12 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

This may happen time to time but unfortunately the reason is out of Print Inspector control. The names appear exactly as these reported by the print spooler and sometimes it returns just IP address of a machine instead of its name (I suppose due to temporary WINS or NetBios system fault)

Re: Configuring my Home Network to work with Bandwidth controller..

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Is the bandwudth manager service running on the gateway? Are you able to connect it? Also check the client's IP address. If IP addresses are given with DHCP the client may now have another IP address.

Re: Setting up bridge on Windows 2000 workstation with 2 NICs

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Does the station with two NICs route IP packets? Has it enabled the ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) service? I am asking because there are specific sutations. Let me explain. When your network layout is like this <Uplink/Router > - < Windows with Bandwidth Manager > - <Switch> - <Client computers > where A.A.A.A to E.E.E.E are IP addresses. The most imporant thi

Re: Configuring my Home Network to work with Bandwidth controller..

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I am not a wizard to guess. Describe the rule you have configured. Tell where the bandwidth manager is installed (on the client PC or on the gateway server)?

Re: Scanner

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Try to increase the Ping Timeout parameter in the network scanner options.

Re: Configuring my Home Network to work with Bandwidth controller..

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, it does limit P2P as well as any other applications. To test, download a file from a web-site on a client PC. There is no need to reconnect or restart anything after adding/editing a rule.

Re: Configuring my Home Network to work with Bandwidth controller..

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

To use MAC addresses choose the MAC address option when create the rules. You need the first rule only if your gateway is also a file server or something like that to allow the users to receive files from/to the server at a full speed.