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This section outlines the various aspects for deploying Trafic Shaper XP on your network.
The product consists of 3 components that work together to provide a total bandwidth management solution.
The core part of the product is the Kernel Component. It operates at Layer 3 in the network stack and provides high speed traffic shaping services. The kernel component runs as a network driver which means it is active at all times.
The second component is the Service. It controls the kernel component and provides functionality such as scheduling, rule storage and logging. The service runs at Windows startup but may be started and stopped at any time by the administrator.
The final component is the Manager Application. The manager provides a user interface that allows you to configure the bandwidth management. It also has a bandwidth monitor that shows each traffic stream running through the system.
Traffic Shaper XP operates as a single-user bandwidth shaping service. It should be installed on the computer that requires controlling.
When the server package installs the kernel component there are several messages displayed by the operating system regarding driver signing. The messages are there to warn the user that a network driver is being installed and that care should be taken to ensure the software is well tested.
Trafic Shaper XP has been extensively tested for over 5 years and is designed to provide a secure, stable and robust bandwidth management platform. Even so, the driver signing messages prevent the product from being installed without user intervention as each message must be manually clicked by the user.
If quiet / automated installation is required, the driver signing messages can be turned off. To do this, right click My Computer, select Properties, click the Hardware tab, click the Driver Signing button then select Ignore. This will prevent the driver signing message from appearing on that machine.
To install the product without the need for user intervention, run the installer with the /automatic switch from the command line.
For example: TrafficShaperXpSetup.exe /automatic
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.
Set the line speed of your internet connection in kilobits per second. These values are used by the server to determine the correct traffic flows for prioritization and speed limiting.