Capturing the traffic

TrafMeter Service has two capture states: In capture, No capture. You can change the capture state from TrafMeter Administrative Console connected with TrafMeter Service. The network traffic capture can be started if at least one network adapter is selected for capturing and the filterset is loaded into TrafMeter Service with at least one traffic filter.

Managing the capture states

Difference in Capture Modes

  Strict Capture Mode Active Capture Mode Passive Capture Mode
Traffic capture when computer acts as network router (or as NAT router) Required Required Impossible
Capture traffic in Promiscuous mode No No Yes
Packet Filtering (Firewall) Yes Yes No
Traffic limit Yes Yes No
Traffic Shaper (AKA Speed control) Yes Yes No
Performance Worse Worse Better

Strict Capture Mode

Strict Capture Mode should be selected when you want that all network packets must be processed by TrafMeter Service. Enabling this mode, keep in mind the following: