by May 7, 2006 0 comments



SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager monitors your LAN traffic and
limits bandwidth according to the rules specified. These rules are created with
IP and MAC addresses, protocols, ports (for TCP/IP) and network interfaces. It
also has a Quota Manager, which can be configured to permit users to upload or
download a specified data amount within the specified period at one speed but
decrease their speed or block them once they exceed the limit. It doesn’t
require anything to be installed on the client system, rather it provides
centralized configuration from a single network location. 

Direct
Hit!
Applies
to:
IT managers
USP:
Managing bandwidth of a local area network
Links:
www.softperfect.com/products/bandwidth/
Google
keywords:
bandwidth management
On PCQEssential CD:
Bandwidth management tools\softperfect

Another interesting thing it has is a Timetable Manager. That is, it lets you create
rules that get activated on a particular time of a day. The software costs USD
99 for a single-user

license, and works on Win XP/2000/2003. On startup, it asks you to login to a
host. By default the Host is ‘localhost’ and the password is left blank.

1

To create a new rule, click on ‘Add rule’ tab and provide a name for the rule. Next choose the protocols and the interface you need to create the rules for

2

Click on Source. Enter the IP/Mac address and the source port to create rules for. To implement a rule on every system on the network, choose and give ‘Whole IP Range’
3 Select the rule on main window and click on ‘Rule Statistics’ to see a live graph of data transferred and received

4

Click on ‘Bandwidth Usage Report’ on the main window to see bandwidth usage allowed by each rule

Swapnil Arora

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