Quick Start Guide

Introduction

This guide will take you through the basic steps to get the product up and running on your network in a short amount of time.

For a more thorough installation guide see Deployment and Installation.

Installation

Run the setup program from the computer you wish to limit. Ensure you are logged in with administrator privileges to allow proper installation.

First choose a central computer that will be used to perform traffic shaping for the network. The computer should sit between the internet connection and the local network (i.e. between the modem and the LAN's router). Ensure all routing is configured on the server computer prior to installation.

Run the setup program and ensure Server Package is selected. If you do not wish to manage the server remotely you can also select Client Package.

Post Installation

After setup is complete, run the manager application and enter the details of the computer in the Network Adapter Wizard.

Note: It is important to configure the internet speed and network adapters correctly, otherwise the product may not function.

Creating rules

Click the Traffic tab to see the network connections that are running through the server. Check for any connections that are using a large amount of bandwidth, then right click them and select Create Rule from Connection.

This will bring up the Add Rule Wizard which will guide you through the settings for the rule. Set a maximum rate for the connection by entering a value in the Speed Limit field for the rule:

Additional Configuration

For more detailed information on rules and other features see the following articles: