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Re: Gateway MAC address is partially different

yesterday, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

As you have already noticed, the MAC address is only partially different. Generally, for the same device, the first three octets of the MAC address match, and the last three octets can differ to a various degree. The first three octets are manufacturer-specific and are fixed. The last three octets can be anything. This is described on the MAC Randomization page of Android OS manual. Random M

Re: How to remove RAM drive after the free trial has expired

yesterday, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

Yes, all our software can be removed without purchasing a licence, even after the trial has ended. At SoftPerfect, we strongly believe that users should be able to test software products without pressure or purchasing obligations, and freely delete the software when they no longer need it. Our RAM Disk application can be removed like any other Windows application. Go to Apps & features, loc

Re: Using NetMaster with external IP address lookup tools

5 days ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

The lines that look like "domain: https" are not incorrect. Here, https is not a URI scheme, and the domain name does not form a URI. It is displayed in the domain-name: port-number format. In this case, port-number is 443, and its textual representation is https. In general, something like "some-domain: 1234" means there is a connection to that domain to port 1234. However

Re: How to block a specific connection of an application

7 days ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

Unfortunately, NetMaster doesn't support blocking or limiting individual connections. Blocking and setting limits is done at the application level, i.e. it is possible to set a limit on an application or block the whole application, but not a specific connection within that application. There is however a workaround. You can add watch.redd.it to the Windows hosts file and map it to 127.0.0.1, w

Re: How to move tray icon to another screen

7 days ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

It really depends on your Windows settings. If you can get the notification area (the part of the taskbar with the clock) to display on the second monitor, then NetMaster can be shown there too. Otherwise, it's not possible - it's a Windows limitation.

Re: Inconsistent scanning results: some info is missing sometimes

11 days ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

Again, it depends on the specific scanning options you have selected, but generally ports 445 and 137-139 need to be accessible. You may need to use a network analyser like Wireshark to see what's happening under the hood to troubleshoot this.

Re: Inconsistent scanning results: some info is missing sometimes

12 days ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

It is hard to tell without knowing anything about your network. It can be virtually anything, from network settings to firewalls and user account privileges (who runs the network scanner). Regarding identical MAC addresses returned for each PC: this would usually be the case when you are scanning a non-local subnet. Since ARP messages do not pass through routers, the router responds with its ow

Re: Issues after updating macOS to Big Sur

15 days ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

It looks like it's crashing with macOS 11 (Big Sur) for some reason. The current NetScanner release for macOS is about 3 years old and is essentially no longer maintained. Instead, we are in the process of porting the Windows version of NetScanner to macOS, which will of course work on macOS 11 as well. The added benefit is that the new macOS release will have most of the Windows version's functio

Re: Service gets stuck at login

15 days ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

There might be another service or start-up activity in your system that NetMaster conflicts with. Try going to the Services control panel applet and changing the NetMaster's service Start-up Type to Automatic (Delayed). This will start the service a little later and hopefully fix the issue.

Re: Disk space usage indicator

15 days ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

It is called only when the GUI is launched and displayed. It does not run without GUI, and does not update when the application is minimised to the notification area, so it consumes no extra resources in this case.

Re: Disk type display

15 days ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

The disk type, i.e. boot or logon, is shown in the disk list in the main window, as "Disks mounted on logon" or "Disks mounted on boot" disk group heading. See the screenshot below. Regarding the disk usage indicator, it does not consume any noticeable RAM or CPU resources. You can check that for yourself in the Task Manager.

Re: Cluster size set via command line

15 days ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

The csize parameter not mentioned in the help file yet, because this new setting does not apply to the currently published release. When the new version is out (due January 2021) we will update the help accordingly. Regarding temporary RAM disks: simply create a logon-type disk in the GUI with the desired cluster size. Close the application and the disk will disappear. Start the application aga

Re: Feature suggestion: Country name for each connection destination

15 days ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

Thank you for your feedback. At the moment, the country flag icon is indeed rather a 'nice touch', as you said. It's just a small additional hint for those who are curious where their computer sends data to. We will consider adding a separate Country column, but at the moment you can simply right-click any connection you are interested in, and choose Properties. In the popup box you will see a

Re: Cluster size set via command line

15 days ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

The latest build of the RAM disk from 3 November accepts cluster size from command line, so this feature will definitely be a part of the formal release later. The parameter is csize, for example csize=4K. The reason for the GUI appearing to be tied to disks created from the command line is that you are using it incorrectly. You are telling the RAM Disk app to add a logon-time RAM disk, so it i

Re: Why putting Page File on a RAM disk is a bad idea

18 days ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

Drew, if you have plenty of RAM and if putting page file on the RAM disk works well for you, then, by all means, you are welcome to do it. Hardware and operating systems are evolving and changing, there is no question about that. However, not everyone has as much RAM as you do, and different users have different OS, different hardware and use different software combinations. In addition, the s

Re: Client identification with Apple's private Wi-Fi addresses

22 days ago, by Ann in WiFi Guard Forum

Normally, only the last three octets of a MAC address change in those "private Wi-Fi addresses", while the first three octets stay the same. To deal with this, you can use the Partial match feature on the Advanced tab in WiFi Guard settings, as shown below. It basically lets you automatically approve any MAC address that starts with XX-XX-XX, the stable (unchanging) part of the MAC ad

Re: Feature suggestion: Add bits/bytes option for the connection limit setting

28 days ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

We have just updated NetMaster so that it respects the choice of units (bits/s or bytes/s), as shows on the screen shot below. You can download the new build and have the new choice available to you.

Re: Feature suggestion: Add bits/bytes option for the connection limit setting

28 days ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

That's a good idea, thank you for pointing this out. We'll modify NetMaster so that it respects the choice of bits and bytes in the limiting dialog. I will post an update here when it is ready.

Re: How to simulate jitter

28 days ago, by Ann in Connection Emulator Forum

Jitter is essentially a variation in latency (packet delay). When you configure a random latency between 100 and 200 ms, you will also get jitter, as the latency will be randomly varied between 100 and 200 ms. The Connection Emulator also has another relevant setting, Correlation. A correlation of 0% means the latency values will be entirely random, and therefore jitter will be high (up to 100

Re: Transparent bridge and Internet access prioritization for specific IPs

29 days ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

That is possible, but Bandwidth Manager does not support prioritisation as such. You can assign transfer limits to certain IP addresses, but it's not possible to prioritise some IP addresses over others. If you can plug that server between the router and the rest of the network, you can transparently introduce those limits with a bridged configuration.

Re: Download rate is less than upload rate on the new router

4 weeks ago, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

That may be because you have chosen an incorrect router interface, which is usually possible with SNMP. If your router has two interfaces, LAN and WAN, their traffic flow would be identical, except the direction: one comes into the router from the Internet, the other comes out of the router to your devices. It is the same as if, for example, you were counting people coming through a door: if lo

Re: "Incorrect function" error when using RAM Disk on MacBook

4 weeks ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

If you are getting errors when using RAM Disk with Windows running on Apple hardware (MacBook, iMac, etc), please see this article for help.

Re: Deep packet inspection (DPI)

4 weeks ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The Deep Packet Inspection in Bandwidth Manager is pretty basic. It is capable of matching services listed in the global settings: Having said that, it is not guaranteed to match a specific service at all times, and DPI matching will increase CPU usage. Depending on what you need, it may or may not be acceptable. Regarding the trial version, it is a fully functional 30-day trial, i.e. ex

Re: New features: groups, profiles, get switch info, command line parameters

4 weeks ago, by Ann in Switch Port Mapper Forum

That should be possible now: we have just added a way to refer to a column and pop up a user prompt, in the same way it's done in our Network Scanner. Here is the screen shot and the new build: Please let us know how this works for you. You should also be able to run any scripts, e.g. Python or VBScript.

Re: WAN interface monitoring stops after 5-10 minutes

4 weeks ago, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

It is likely to be an issue with the router's firmware. We found that UPnP implementations often have bugs, the most common ones being: Some routers stop increasing their upload/download counters after reaching the 4 GiB mark (2^32 bytes). Some routers freeze or crash when UPnP is polled every second (which is what NetWorx does). Unfortunately it is not clear which one is your case. If you

Re: WAN interface monitoring stops after 5-10 minutes

4 weeks ago, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

Are you using SNMP or UPnP for collecting the usage data in NetWorx?

New features: groups, profiles, get switch info, command line parameters

5 weeks ago, by Ann in Switch Port Mapper Forum

Following the user feedback, we have implemented the suggestions in the new build as follows: It is now possible to select a group for scanning, which will automatically select all switches in that group. Added a new setting that allows you not to display individual devices in groups in the drop-down list. The SNMPv3 discovery settings now support profiles, so you can define several sets of SN

Re: Invalid hostname character is preventing file saving

5 weeks ago, by Ann in Switch Port Mapper Forum

Thank you for reporting the issue with the failed key creation error. It was caused by building the port mapper in a different version of the dev environment. We have just fixed that, please download the new build and everything should work fine. Regarding the suggested improvements, thanks for those! We'll implement some of them shortly. We will let you know when done and post a new thread, so

Re: Relocating the cache of all applications to RAM disk

5 weeks ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

Our Cache Relocator will not work for portable Chrome. In that case, you do need to use --disk-cache-dir in the shortcut that opens your portable Chrome.

Re: Unattended installation

5 weeks ago, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

You can install NetWorx using networx_setup.exe /SILENT in the command line. This will install it automatically, without user intervention. To install specific components only, use /COMPONENTS="comma separated list of component names" where the available components are: main (the application itself) deskband (the taskbar extension) netfilter (LAN traffic filtering driver)