The instances of HWMonitor Pro exchange data through port 25021
. In order to keep your system secure, firewalls programs are detecting non declared port accesses, henceforth, before using the remote features of HWmonitor Pro, you need to declare the program to your custom firewall, or by default to Windows XP and Vista integrated firewalls. Depending on how your firewall is configured, you may be prompted to grant access to the program once the firewall requires it (typically as soon as you run a command related to remote monitoring).
If a popup like this one appears, unblock HWMonitor Pro. You can also manually configure a firewall exception, in order it grants access to HWMonitor Pro. As an example, here are the steps to follow for Windows integrated firewall :
Open Windows Firewall (Settings, then Control Panel
), then click on the tab Exceptions
. Choose Add Port..., then enter CPUID Hardware Monitor Pro as name, 25021
as port number, and check TCP
Click on OK to go back to the Firewall Exceptions
tab. The name associated with the port must appear in the programs and ports list.
Click on OK to confirm and close the Firewall dialog box.
In no case you have to disable or stop your firewall in order to make HWMonitor Pro remote feature work. Doing this would make your system vulnerable. If the unblocking process does not work, please make sure you followed all steps correctly.
Remote a PC from another PC
The steps to display the monitoring data of PC2 on PC1 are as following :
- Start HWMonitor Pro on PC1 and PC2. Please make sure that the firewalls are correctly configured on the two machines, as explained in the previous paragraph.
- Switch to "listening mode" to ON on PC2 : open menu Network, then check Listening Mode if it is not already checked. You\'ll be notify with a message in the status bar.
When in listening mode, the program instance sends its data to all other instances connected to it. You can force the program to start in listening mode : open the option dialog (menu Tools, Options), then check Enter in listening mode at startup.
- We can now connect PC1 on PC2. On PC1, open menu Network, Connect and Enum Network to display a list of the network neighborhood of PC1.
- Select the machine you want to connect to, then click on Connect. Note that you can select multiple lines and therefore connect to several machines in one click.
If you know the IP address of the machine you want to connect to, select Network, Connect and IP Address.
- Once the connection is established, you will be prompted in the status bar. After a moment, the remote machine appears in the list with all monitoring data. If the network connection is slow or you want to reduce traffic, open the options dialog on PC2 (menu Tools, Options) and increase the data broadcast frequency (available options are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15 and 20 seconds).
- A right click on the network machine root node causes a floating menu to appear, that allows to:
- close the connection
- open or reopen the connection
- remove the machine from the view
By default, when a machine is disconnected, the associated monitoring tree is deleted. You can optionnaly prevent the tree to be deleted, if you for example need to have a look at the latest values of the sensors returned by the machine that has been deconnected. In order to achieve that, open the options dialog (Tools, Options), then uncheck Clear disconnected machines.