Binfer Product Manual

  1. Getting Started

    1. Quick start

    2. Quick setup

    3. Key concepts

    4. Frequently asked questions

  2. Account

    1. License

    2. Referrals

    3. Payments

  3. Send Files

    1. Send files with Desktop App: New Message

    2. Send files with Desktop App: Chat

    3. Send files with Desktop App: Contact

    4. Send files with Desktop App: Group

    5. Web Pickup Difference Between Skinny and Regular Mode

    6. Where are the sent messages?

  4. Receive Files

    1. Receive files

    2. Receive files with Binfer Applet

    3. Receive files with Desktop App

    4. Receive files with Web Drop

    5. Where are the received messages?

  5. Web Drop Box

    1. Setup Web Drop

    2. Example: Web Drop full mode

    3. Example: Web Drop skinny mode

    4. How do I add Web Drop widget on my Blogger site?

  6. Custom Web Pickup

    1. Setup Custom Web Pickup

    2. Example: Deliver Digital Content on Your Own Site

    3. Example: Share Message Files on Your Own Site

    4. Using IFRAME to Show Multiple Messages on One Page

  7. File Transfers

    1. How long will it take for files to transfer?

    2. Why are files not transferring?

    3. How do I check file transfer progress?

    4. Configure Network

    5. How to encrypt file transfers?

  8. Contacts

    1. Add contact

    2. Import contacts

    3. Chat with contact

    4. Remove contact

  9. Groups

    1. Add group

    2. Add members to group

    3. Remove members from group

    4. Remove group

  10. Reports

    1. Create reports

Configure Network - Binfer Product Manual

Configure Network

Binfer automatically configures your network to allow you to send and receive files at the best possible speeds. However, due to the wide variety of network and firewall equipments, sometimes, the optimal network speed is not achieved. You can try to manually configure the network settings to see if you get better speeds. The steps below require advanced knowledge of configuring firewalls and NAT settings.
Start Binfer and notice the color of the network status icon.

1. If the color is dark green then your network is already configured optimally. There is no need to change anything.

2. If the color is light green, then continue.

Connection status

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1. Switch to Binfer. Click on Settings tab and locate the Network section. Uncheck the Auto configure firewall box. Select a port number between 1000 and 65,000. Make sure that the selected port is not used by any other application.

2. Type the port.

3. Click the Restart button. Also, if in doubt, shutdown Binfer completely and start it again. If your configuration was successful, then the network status icon should turn to dark green color, as shown above.

If it does not then continue.

Network settings

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1. If you have a NAT device, such as a wireless router, then you will have to open the port on that device. Configure the virtual server or the port forwarding feature of your NAT device to send all traffic arriving on that port to the computer on which Binfer is running. The example shows how Virtual Server feature of the D-Link wireless router was configured to open a port. Refer to your own NAT device[wireless router's] manual on how to open a port. You can search for the following text "how to port forward" on your favorite search engine, to find helpful resources on this subject.

Ensure that the port numbers for NAT and Binfer are exactly the same and they do not conflict with any other application..

NAT virtual server configuration example

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1. If you have a desktop firewall then you will need to open/add a port by referring to instructions specific to your operating system. Configure your desktop firewall to allow the selected port.

Desktop firewall

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