Important Safety Instructions
When using this equipment, please follow basic safety precautions
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons.
WARNING: To prevent fire or electrical hazard, do not expose this equipment to any liquids,
aerosols, or moisture.
CAUTION: To prevent damage from overheating (1) do not obstruct the ventilation openings
of this equipment, (2) do not operate when ambient temperature exceeds 104°F (40°C).
CAUTION: To prevent electrical damage, only operate this equipment from the supplied
power adapter in a location that is close enough to accommodate the length of the power
cord, plugged into an electrical outlet with the correct AC voltage as indicated on the power
adapter.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage from electrical surges and lightning strikes, only
plug the provided power adapter into a surge protected AC wall outlet or surge protected AC
power strip.
CAUTION: To maintain your equipment warranty and regulatory compliance, do not open the
case and attempt to service or repair. This equipment contains no user-serviceable parts.
CAUTION: For proper performance, to prevent RFI/EMI interference, and to conform to
regulatory compliance, only use shielded (STP) Ethernet cables (such as CAT5, CAT6, or CAT7,
depending on your network requirements). For maximum performance - either speed or
distance - use CAT7.
FCC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules as a Class B digital device. Operation of the
device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
CANADIAN COMPLIANCE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing
Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respects toutes les exigences
du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Copyright © 2011 by Sejent Corporation
All Rights Reserved
“Sejent” and “LagBuster” are trademarks of Sejent Corporation.
Warranty Information
Ninety (90) Day Limited Warranty
Sejent Corporation warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free of defects in
material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days from the first date of online product
activation.
This warranty is void if the product is improperly installed, altered, misused, damaged,
repaired without authorization, or rendered inoperable through means other than from a
manufacturing defect in materials and workmanship.
This warranty is valid only in the United States and Canada. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or from province
to province.
IN-WARRANTY PROCEDURE
Should service be required during the warranty period, visit WWW.SEJENT.COM/REPAIR for
instructions on how to deliver the product, freight prepaid, to an authorized service facility.
You must provide your unique Product Identification Number (PIN) in order to be assigned a
Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number and receive complete shipping instructions.
SAVE THIS PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
Sejent reserves the right to decline any returns without an assigned RMA number and dated
proof of purchase.
Subject to verification of the defect or malfunction, Sejent will repair this product or replace it
with a new or refurbished product, at its discretion, without charge except for a nominal fee
for handling, packing, return postage, and insurance.
OUT-OF-WARRANTY PROCEDURE
Should service be required after the warranty period, visit WWW.SEJENT.COM/REPAIR for
instructions and current handling and repair fees.
For products purchased directly through the Sejent online web store, Sejent may, in its sole
discretion, choose to apply similar service terms as its in-warranty procedure.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Sections marked with asterisks (**) are essential to LagBuster functionality
SECTION:
TITLE:
Getting Started
Included in the Package.............................. iv
Game Support
PAGE:
Pre-Installation Checklist............................. 1
Navigating the Control Panel………….....….. 20
Control Panel Login and Password………….. 22
Settings........................……….…………………. 23
LagBuster Modes.........……….…………………. 24
Performance Meters.………….…………………. 26
Windows 7 Desktop Gadget..…………………. 28
Manual LagBusting.…………….…………………. 30
Manual Update......…………….…………………. 31
Restart LagBuster……………….……………….…. 32
Restore Factory Settings
Restore LagBuster to Factory Default
Condition with the Control Panel.……….…. 33
**Connecting Your LagBuster........………………. 4
**LagBuster Activation.....…...……………………... 8
Game Support..........................…………….… 10
Increasing Game Support…………………….... 11
Update........................…………………….…......11
Modes & Intelligent LED Bar
Accessing the Control Panel With the
LagBuster Installed in the Network………… 19
LagBuster Features………………...……………….. 2
Game Support Notes…………...….………...…. 13
LagBuster Light Patterns…......................... 14
Intelligent LED Bar Settings.............……..... 16
Light Intensity Adjustment.............…....….. 16
Restore LagBuster to Factory Default
Condition……............................................. 34
LagBuster Control Panel
Accessing the Control Panel With a Direct
LagBuster to Computer Conection……….... 18
Help & Support
Help & Support………………………………………. 36
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Included
in the Package
WHAT
Pre-Installation
SHOULD GO HERE????
Checklist
Your Package Includes the Following:
Before you continue with the installation process, you will need:
1- Cable or DSL Internet Connection.
2- Shielded (STP) Ethernet Cables (such as CAT5, CAT6, or CAT7,
depending on your network requirements).
3- Computer with Internet Browsing Capability.
The LagBuster
4- Broadband Router.
5- Broadband Modem.
5 Volt Power Supply
Note: If you have a combo modem/router, you must also have an
additional router. See the support section of the Sejent website at:
http://www.sejent.com/combounit
On the right side of the page you will find a series of instructions which will guide you through the necessary steps to get your LagBuster to function correctly with your combination unit.
User Manual
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LagBuster Features
LagBuster Features
Find the following features on your LagBuster before you begin the
installation process (See Figure 1):
Intelligent LED Bar: The Light Patterns on the LED Bar will inform
you of the status of your LagBuster (See LagBuster Light Patterns on Pg. 14).
Room Light Sensor: LagBuster can sense the light level in the
environment and adjust the brightness of the Intelligent LED Bar
accordingly (See Intelligent LED Bar Settings on Pg. 16).
Reset Button: Used to restore the LagBuster to its factory default
condition (See Restore LagBuster to Factory Default Condition on Pg. 33).
Power Supply Input: Plug in the factory supplied power adapter to power-on your LagBuster.
Two interchangeable Ethernet ports: The router and modem can be
connected to either Ethernet port when setting up your LagBuster
(See Connecting Your LagBuster on Pg. 4).
USB Port: For Future Expansion.
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Figure 1
LagBuster - Viewed from the back
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Connecting Your LagBuster
Connecting Your LagBuster
LagBuster is easily installed in your network between the modem and router
(See Figures 2 and 3).
TYPICAL NETWORK
Connection Instructions:
Ethernet Cable Connected to
WAN Port
Figure 2 Router Note: Additional steps are necessary when connecting the LagBuster to a network using a combination modem/router. See
http://www.sejent.com/combounit for instructions.
1- Place your LagBuster in a well-ventilated, moisture-free and
dust-free environment.
2- Power off your router and Internet modem. If you have more than one router installed in your network, power off the router that is directly connected to the modem.
Modem
3- Locate the Wide Area Network (WAN) Ethernet port on your router
(See Figure 4).
YOUR NETWORK WITH LAGBUSTER INSTALLED
Ethernet Cable Connected to WAN Port
Router Modem
The LagBuster MUST be connected
to the WAN port
Back of a typical router
Figure 4
Figure 3
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LagBuster
Note: The WAN port is usually labeled as “WAN,” or “Internet,” or “To
Modem,” or with a Circle. It is also usually separated from the other
Ethernet ports on the router.
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Connecting Your LagBuster
Connecting Your LagBuster
6- Power on your network components in the following sequence:
Connect Ethernet Cable
Connect Ethernet Cable to WAN Port
to LagBuster
Router
1- Power on LagBuster by plugging the factory supplied power
adapter into an electrical outlet with the correct AC voltage.
2- Wait for the LagBuster to display the Direct Connect light
pattern.
Figure 5
4- Connect an Ethernet cable to the WAN Port on your router and
connect the other end of the cable into either Ethernet port on the
back of the LagBuster (See Figure 5).
3-
4-
5-
6-
Note: If the Ethernet cable is not connected to the WAN Port on the router, the LagBuster will not function.
Connected to Router
Initialization light pattern -
- Direction of Light Movement
8- When the Intelligent LED Bar displays the Unactivated light pattern,
initialization is complete and you can begin the activation process
as outlined on the next page.
Modem
5- Connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the modem.
Connect the other end of the cable into the empty Ethernet port on
the back of the LagBuster (See Figure 6).
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Power on the Modem.
Wait 15 seconds.
Power on the Router.
Power on your PC.
7- Wait for the LagBuster to initialize. You will see each LED on the
Intelligent LED Bar light up one by one. After all of the LEDs are lit,
you will see the Initialization light pattern while the LagBuster is
initializing.
Connect EthernetEthernet Cable
Cable to LagBuster is connected
Figure 6
Direct Connect light pattern -
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LagBuster Activation
LagBuster Activation
9- Using your computer, make sure that you have an ACTIVE INTERNET
CONNECTION by accessing a webpage such as www.sejent.com.
Activation cannot take place until the LagBuster is online.
10-Using a computer connected to the same network that the
LagBuster is being installed on, open a supported web browser
(Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer are recommended).
11-In the address bar of the browser type: http://cp.lagbuster.com and
press the Enter or Return key.
14-After you have filled out the Activation page, click:
15-Wait. Activation may take between five to fifteen seconds.
16-After your LagBuster has been activated, the Control Panel will
display the Update page and inform you if a new update is available.
It is highly recommended that you update your LagBuster at this
time to ensure that you maximize the LagBuster’s game support. If
you choose not to update, skip to step #19.
http://cp.lagbuster.com
12-The LagBuster Control Panel will load and display the Login Page.
Use the default username and password (admin and admin) to log
into the control panel (For more info, see Control Panel Login and Password on
Pg. 22).
13-The Control Panel will display the following Activation Page:
*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Email Address:
Email me when new updates are available (Recommended)
Street Address:
Address 2:
City:
State/Province:
Zip/Postal Code:
Country:
Phone Number:
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17-To update your LagBuster, press the button.
18-When the update has finished installing, the LagBuster will restart
and initialize (For more info, see Step #7 of Connecting Your LagBuster on Pg. 7).
19-When the LagBuster is ready the LED Bar will display the Ready light
pattern.
ACTIVATION
Fill out the information to the left and click
the “Activate” button.
Ready light pattern -
- Direction of Light Movement
20-At this point the LagBuster connection process is complete and you
can begin playing your online video games lag-free. The LagBuster
should remain connected to your network and powered on at all
times.
The LagBuster will not function if you do not complete
the LagBuster Activation process.
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Game Support
Increasing Game Support / Update
LagBuster is designed to work with all online video games
on the following platforms:
Your LagBuster should be updated regularly to maximize game support.
The instructions below explain how to update your LagBuster.
To Update Your LagBuster:
1- Access the LagBuster Control Panel by typing: http://cp.lagbuster.com into your web browser and press Enter (See
Accessing the Control Panel With an Active Internet Connection on Pg. 19).
Sony Playstation® 3
Microsoft Xbox 360®
PC
http://cp.lagbuster.com
All other platforms may require use of the Manual LagBusting Control Panel
page to be supported (See Manual LagBusting on Pg. 30).
Sejent continually tests individual games to ensure that they function
correctly with the LagBuster.
Due to the nature of online gaming, the LagBuster must be updated from
time to time in order to work with all newly released games.
Note: Javascript must be enabled when accessing the control panel.
2- Login using the User ID: “admin” and Password: “admin” (See Control
Panel Login and Password on Pg. 22).
3- Click the
button of the Main Menu.
It is crucial that you update your LagBuster regularly to maximize game
support (See Increasing Game Support on Pg. 11).
4- Click the
Microsoft Xbox 360® and Sony Playstation® 3 are registered trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.
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button of the Category Submenu
(See Navigating the Control Panel on Pg. 20).
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Game Support Notes
Increasing Game Support / Update
5- Your LagBuster will now automatically check the Sejent website for
any available updates.
If an update is found, the following message will appear:
A NEW UPDATE IS AVAILABLE.
6- If you see this message, click the
and install the LagBuster update.
button to download
7- The Control Panel will display the following message while the LagBuster is updating. Internet access may be unavailable during
the update process.
The Lagbuster is Updating and Restarting ...
This process can take up to 90 seconds
The login page will automatically reload.
LagBuster can only eliminate lag that is due to your connection.
It is still possible to experience lag under the following circumstances:
Host/Server Lag:
All online games utilize either a host player in the match or a server to run
the games. It is possible for the host or server connection to slow down
temporarily and as a result ALL players in the game (except the host) will
experience lag simultaneously. Many new games will pick a different host in
this situation (called Host Migration).
LagBuster ensures that even if you experience this type of lag
you will never be at a disadvantage.
This type of lag is most commonly experienced while playing online action
games such as First/Third Person Shooters.
Slowest connection games:
In some online games, the game speed is determined by the player with the
slowest connection. It is possible to experience lag in these cases because
your opponent’s connection is lagging. Using a LagBuster will ensure that
the lag is never due to your network.
Please wait for 87 seconds...
8- After the update has been installed, your LagBuster will restart and
the Control Panel will display the Login page. Turn off the router
connected to the LagBuster for 10 seconds, then turn it back on.
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Lag will be completely eliminated if all players
in the match are using a LagBuster.
This should affect Sports, Fighting, and Real-Time Strategy online games.
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LagBuster Light Patterns
LagBuster Light Patterns
Unactivated – The LagBuster is correctly connected to the network and is
ready to be activated via the Control Panel (See LagBuster Activation on Pg. 8).
Unactivated -
Initialization – The LagBuster has been connected to the network and
powered on. The LagBuster will automatically initialize before it will function. Initialization is similar to the boot-up period on your computer.
Initialization -
- Direction of Light Movement
Direct Connect – The Intelligent LED Bar will display the Direct Connect light
pattern when the LagBuster is powered on with one or both Ethernet ports
disconnected. This can happen when attempting to access the Control Panel
without an active Internet connection by connecting your computer directly
to the LagBuster (See Accessing the Control Panel Without an Active Internet Connection
on Pg. 18) or if either the router or modem is not properly
connected to the LagBuster.
Ready – The LagBuster is properly installed and ready to eliminate Lag but
has NOT detected a game or game system on the network.
Ready -
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LagBusting Direction of Light Movement
LagBusting Off – The LagBusting functionality has been disabled via the
Control Panel (See LagBuster Modes on Pg. 24). Your LagBuster will monitor your
network bandwidth and traffic but it will not eliminate lag from online
games.
LagBusting Off -
Direction of Light Movement -
Sleeping – All functionality has been disabled via the Control Panel (See LagBuster Modes on Pg. 24). The LagBuster is NOT monitoring your network
bandwidth or traffic and will NOT eliminate lag from online games.
Direct Connect -
LagBusting – The LagBuster is connected to the network and has detected
that a game system has been powered on or a game has been started. The
LagBuster will now begin doing its job, ensuring that your game runs as
smoothly as possible.
Sleeping -
Hardware Error – The LagBuster has experienced an error that it cannot
recover from on its own (See Help & Support on Pg. 36).
Hardware Error-
- Direction of Light Movement
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Intelligent LED Bar Settings
Intelligent LED Bar Settings
To edit the Intelligent LED Bar settings:
“Light Intensity” refers to the brightness of the Intelligent LED Bar.
1- Access the LagBuster Control Panel by typing:
http://cp.lagbuster.com into your web browser and press Enter or
Return key (See Accessing the Control Panel on Pg. 18).
http://cp.lagbuster.com
2- Click the
button on the Main Menu.
3- Click the
button on the Category Submenu (See Navigating the Control Panel on Pg. 20).
4- The Light Intensity Adjustment page will load:
Intelligent LED Bar brightness in a BRIGHT room:
Intelligent LED Bar brightness in a DARK room:
Room Light Level at which to switch:
LIGHT INTENSITY
ADJUSTMENT
The LagBuster will sense the light level of the room
that it is located in and automatically adjust the
brightness of the Intelligent LED Bar accordingly.
When moving the sliders, the Intelligent LED Bar will
preview the setting that you are currently changing.
The new setting is automatically saved after you have
moved the slider.
Use the top slider to set the Intelligent LED Bar brightness in a BRIGHT room.
Use the middle slider to set the Intelligent LED Bar
brightness in a DARK room.
Use the bottom slider to set the room light level at
which the Intelligent LED Bar brightness will automatically change.
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The LagBuster can automatically adjust the Intelligent LED Bar light intensity
depending on the brightness of the room that the LagBuster is located in.
Note: The LagBuster’s room light sensor must not be covered in order for it to detect the light levels in the room (See LagBuster Features on Pg. 2).
The Light Intensity Adjustment page has three of the following sliders:
When the LagBuster is located in a BRIGHT room:
Moving the TOP slider all the way to the left will turn off the
Intelligent LED Bar, and moving it all the way to the right will set the Intelligent LED Bar to the maximum brightness in a brightly lit room.
When the LagBuster is located in a DARK room:
Moving the MIDDLE slider all the way to the left will turn off the
Intelligent LED Bar, and moving it all the way to the right will set the Intelligent LED Bar to the maximum brightness in a dimly lit room.
The third slider determines what is considered a light and dark room:
Moving the BOTTOM slider to the left will cause the Intelligent LED Bar to switch from Bright Room Mode to Dark Room Mode at a lower light level. Moving it to the right will cause the Intelligent LED Bar to switch from Bright Room Mode to Dark Room Mode at a higher light level.
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Accessing the Control Panel
Accessing the Control Panel
With a Direct LagBuster to Computer Connection (No Internet)
7- When the LagBuster has finished initialization, the Intelligent LED
Bar will display the Direct Connect light pattern.
(If you have an Active Internet Connection, skip to Step #1 on the next page):
Note: The PC that you are connecting to must have DHCP enabled, and the
web browser must have JavaScript enabled.
1- Power off your LagBuster by disconnecting the power supply.
Direct Connect light pattern -
2- Unplug both Ethernet cables from the back of the LagBuster.
8- Using the computer that is directly connected to the LagBuster
with an Ethernet cable
3- Plug an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer.
9- Open your preferred Internet browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or
4- Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into either Ethernet port on the back of your LagBuster.
10-In the address bar of the browser type: http:// 10.1.1.1 and continue to Step #4 below.
5- Make sure that there is no cable connected to the other
Ethernet port on the LagBuster (See Figure 7).
Mozilla Firefox are recommended).
10.1.1.1
Ethernet Cable connected to
LagBuster and Computer
With the LagBuster Installed in the Network (Active Internet Connection):
1- Ensure that the LagBuster is Ready (See LagBuster Light Patterns on Pg.
2nd Ethernet port & power supply are disconnected
14).
2- Open your preferred Internet browser.
3- In the address bar of the browser type: http://cp.lagbuster.com
Figure 7
6- Power on the LagBuster by inserting the Power Supply i­­nto the
Power Supply Input; the Intelligent LED Bar will display the Initialization light pattern while the LagBuster initializes.
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http://cp.lagbuster.com
4- Press the Enter or Return key on your keyboard and the LagBuster
Control Panel Login Page will load.
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Navigating the Control Panel
Several features and functions of the Control Panel will be referred to
throughout this section of the manual. Refer to the list below to learn about
the key features of the LagBuster Control Panel (See Figure 8).
Navigating the Control Panel
MAIN MENU
LOGOUT BUTTON
Control Panel Features:
Main Menu: Click on the buttons to navigate through the four main
categories of the Control Panel (Update, Gear, Admin, Help).
CHANGE PASSWORD
To change your password:
Login:
Category Submenu: Each category of the Control Panel has several pages
associated with it. Use the Category Submenu to navigate between the
pages. The highlighted submenu button corresponds to the page that is
being viewed in the Page Content window.
Current Password:
1) Enter your Login ID and Password
New Password:
2) Type your desired password into the
“New Password” box.
Reenter New Password:
3) Confirm your desired password by
re-entering it in the “Confrim New
Password” box.
4) Click the “Submit” Button.
Page Content: This feature displays the pages that are used to execute
different functions associated with your LagBuster.
Page Instructions: Each page contains an explanation of the content it
displays and/or instructions on how to use the functions associated with it.
CATEGORY SUBMENU
PAGE INSTRUCTIONS
PAGE CONTENT
Figure 8
Logout Button: Click the Logout button when you are finished using the
Control Panel to sign out.
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Note: The remainder of the Control Panel screenshots in this section will be of the Page Content portion only.
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Settings
Control Panel Login and Password
Logging into the Control Panel:
To Access the Control Panel Settings Page:
When Logging into the LagBuster Control Panel for the first time you MUST
enter the following default Login information into the appropriate fields:
Login:
2- Click the admin
Password: admin
button on the Main Menu.
button on the Category Submenu.
From the Settings page you can:
Note: The Login and Password are CASE SENSITIVE.
Click the 1- Click the button and you will be taken to the Update page (See
Increasing Game Support on Pg. 11).
Restore all user-entered settings:
Click the
button to restore all user-entered settings that you have changed via the Control Panel to their default values. No Updates will be lost and you will NOT have to reactivate your LagBuster.
To Change Your Password:
To change your Control Panel login password:
1- Click the 2- Click the button on the Main Menu.
Click the
button to save your Intelligent LED Bar and Manual LagBusting settings to a file on your hard drive.
button on the Category Submenu.
3- Follow the instructions on screen to change your password.
Note: You may leave the “New Password” field blank if you do not want to use a password to access the Control Panel.
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Save user-entered settings:
Load all user-entered settings:
Click the
button to locate a LagBuster settings file on your hard drive and then press the button to load the settings to your LagBuster.
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LagBuster Modes
LagBuster Modes
LagBusting On:When LagBusting is on, your LagBuster is fully functional. It will eliminate lag from your games as well as monitor your network bandwidth and traffic. The Performance Meters and Windows 7 Gadget will be functional.
To Change the Mode Your LagBuster is Currently In:
1- Click the 2- Click the LagBusting On light pattern Direction of Light Movement
LagBusting Off:When LagBusting is off, your LagBuster will monitor your network bandwidth and traffic but it will not eliminate lag from your games. The Performance Meters and Windows 7 Gadget will be functional.
LagBusting Off light pattern -
button on the Main Menu.
button on the Category Submenu.
3- Click your desired Mode (LagBusting On, LagBusting Off, Sleep).
4- Click the
button to put your LagBuster into the mode.
Note: You may also toggle between LagBusting On and LagBusting Off by
using the following button on the Performance Meters page:
Direction of Light Movement -
(See Performance Meters on Pg. 26).
Sleeping:
When the LagBuster is sleeping, it is not managing or monitoring your network. It is as if the LagBuster was not installed. The Performance Meters and Windows 7 Gadget will not function.
Sleeping light pattern -
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Performance Meters
Performance Meters
The Performance Meters page utilizes two bandwidth meters to show if the
LagBuster is working, and how hard (See Figure 9).
To access the Performance Meters page:
1- Click the
2- Click the button on the Main Menu.
button on the Category Submenu.
3- The Performance Meters page will load:
GAME BANDWIDTH METER NETWORK BANDWIDTH METER
Pointers indicating the percentage of bandwidth used
Network Bandwidth Meter (Line Load Factor):
The Network Bandwidth Meter shows the total available upstream
bandwidth of your network in kilobits per second (Kbps). The pointer
indicates the amount of traffic currently on your connection as a percentage
of the total bandwidth.
If you did not have a LagBuster connected to your network, you would begin
to experience an increase in lag as the traffic increases. This is because the
game traffic would be forced to compete for bandwidth with the non-game
traffic. You experience lag in your games when the game traffic loses the
competition for bandwidth. It is possible for the rate of traffic to exceed your
network bandwidth, which is why the meter goes to 120%.
When the pointer goes past 100%, the lag would be so bad that you could
be dropped from your online game if you did not have a LagBuster.
Game Bandwidth Meter (Game Traffic):
LagBuster eliminates the bandwidth competition by reserving bandwidth
specifically for game traffic.
The Reserved Bandwidth Meter displays the amount of bandwidth that is
reserved for games relative to the total bandwidth of your network.
The pointer indicates the percentage of the reserved bandwidth that is
currently being used by your online video game.
As long as the pointer remains between 0% and 100%
you will not experience lag.
Bandwidth Reserved Meter
Total Bandwidth of Network
LagBusting On/Off Button
Figure 9
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LagBusting On/Off Button:
Turning LagBusting off will prevent your LagBuster from eliminating lag. Your
game will be as if you did not have a LagBuster connected to your network.
Clicking the button switches between LagBusting On and LagBusting Off
Modes.
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Windows 7 Desktop Gadget
To Download the Windows 7 LagBuster Gadget:
Windows 7 Desktop Gadget
Windows 7 LagBuster Gadget at a Glance:
1- Type http://www.sejent.com/lagbuster/downloads/gadget into a
web browser and press the Enter or Return key on your keyboard.
http://www.sejent.com/lagbuster/gadget
This pointer indicates the
total amount of bandwidth
that you are currently
using for both game and
non-game traffic.
If the needle enters this
red area, then you are
using more than 100%
of your total available
bandwidth and you are
dropping packets.
2- Your browser may ask you if you want to download the file. Click Yes
or OK.
Percentage of
total bandwidth
being reserved
for games.
3- When the file has finished downloading, locate the file on your hard
drive and double click it. Windows will ask you if you want to install
the gadget. Click Yes.
4- Right click on your desktop and select Gadgets from the menu.
5- Locate the LagBuster icon. Click the icon and drag it onto your desktop.
The green fill
represents the
bandwidth that
is currently being
reserved for online
games.
Percentage of total
bandwidth being used
by game and non-game
traffic on your network.
This number is the current
upstream bandwidth of
your Internet connection in
kilobits per second.
Figure 10
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Manual LagBusting
Manual LagBusting and Manual Update
LagBuster allows you to manually eliminate lag from newly released games
before the next LagBuster update is available. To do so, you must input game
traffic information such as protocol, source port(s), destination port(s), and
destination IP address into the table on the Manual LagBusting Page.
Entering or changing information on this page can
affect your LagBuster’s performance.
6- The “Game Name” column is optional and allows you to keep track
of what game the entered information is for.
7- Check the box in the Enable column and click apply to begin prioritizing the specified traffic. If you do not check the Enable box,
the game traffic information will be saved for future use, but it will
not yet be used by the LagBuster.
To use the Manual LagBusting page:
1- Click the button of the Main Menu.
2- Click the
button of the Category Submenu.
3- The Manual LagBusting page will load:
Enable
Game Name
Protocol
Source Port Range
1- Visit the website below for information on manual update files:
http://www.sejent.com/lagbuster/update
2- Click the
Destination IP
Address
button of the Main Menu.
Destination Port Range
UDP
TCP
4- Using the drop down menu in the “Protocol” column of the table,
you must identify whether the desired game traffic is TCP, UDP or
Both.
5- In addition to identifying protocol, you must complete at least one
other field. The more fields that you complete, the more selective
the LagBuster will be when identifying the specified game traffic.
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To Manually Update Your LagBuster:
3- Click the
button of the Category Submenu.
4- Click the button, locate the update file that you
downloaded in Step #1 and click “OK”.
5- Once you have selected the update file, click the button. You will see a message informing you that your LagBuster is
updating.
6- After the LagBuster has finished updating, it will restart and initialize. Internet access may be unavailable while the LagBuster is
restarting
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Restart LagBuster
Restore LagBuster to Factory Default Condition
To Restart Your LagBuster:
Note: Restarting the LagBuster is the equivalent of cycling power.
No settings or updates will be lost.
1- Click the 2- Click the button on the Main Menu.
button on the Category Submenu
All updates and settings will be lost if you reset the LagBuster
to the factory default condition. After activating your
LagBuster 5 times, you must contact Sejent to reactivate.
To Restore your LagBuster to the Default Condition with the Control Panel:
Also see Pg. 34: Restore LagBuster to Factory Default Condition.
1- Click the 2- Click the 3- Follow the instructions on screen to restart your LagBuster. Internet
access may be unavailable while the LagBuster is restarting.
4- After you have finished restarting you LagBuster, turn off the router
connected to the LagBuster for 10 seconds and then turn it back on.
3- Click the
button on the Main Menu.
button on the Category Submenu.
button.
4- You will be redirected to a page that asks if you are sure that you
want to continue.
5- If you are sure that you would like to restore the LagBuster, click Yes.
6- The Intelligent LED Bar will now display the Reset light pattern. Internet access may be unavailable while the LagBuster is resetting
(This could take several minutes):
Reset light pattern 7- Once the reset process has been completed, the Lagbuster will reboot, initialize and MUST BE REACTIVATED (See Steps #9-19 of
Lagbuster Activation on Pg. 8).
8- Turn off the router connected to the LagBuster for 10 seconds, and then turn it back on.
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Restore LagBuster to Factory Default Condition
Restore LagBuster to Factory Default Condition
All updates and settings will be lost if you reset the LagBuster
to the factory default condition. After activating your
LagBuster 5 times, you must contact Sejent to reactivate.
To Restore your LagBuster to the Default Condition:
Also see Pg 33: Restore LagBuster to Factory Default Condition with the Control Panel.
1- Power off the LagBuster by disconnecting the Power Supply. Internet access will be unavailable until the LagBuster has
restarted.
Note: This process is easiest if the LagBuster is plugged into a power strip with an on/off switch.
LagBuster is Powered On
Figure 12
Hold the Reset Button
Firmly for Approx. 5 Sec.
4- Continue depressing the Reset Button until the entire Intelligent LED Bar ­begins blinking very rapidly--this should take approximately 5 seconds (See Figure 12).
2- Carefully depress the Reset Button using a non-conductive stylus such as a wooden toothpick and hold the Reset Button in firmly (See Figure 11).
5- Release the Reset Button by removing the object depressing it.
LagBuster is Powered Off
6- The Intelligent LED Bar will now display the Reset light pattern.
Reset light pattern 7- Once the reset process has been completed, the LagBuster will
reboot, initialize and MUST BE REACTIVATED (See Steps #9-19 of
Figure 11Depress Reset Button with Non-Conductive Object
3- While keeping the Reset Button depressed, restore power to the LagBuster. The entire Intelligent LED Bar will blink slowly.
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LagBuster Activation on Pg. 8).
8- Turn off the router connected to the LagBuster for 10 seconds, and then turn it back on
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Help & Support
Help & Support
If you experience a problem with your LagBuster please visit:
http://www.sejent.com/lagbuster/support
You will find a troubleshooting section that will help to answer your
questions and diagnose or fix most problems you may be experiencing.
If there is no solution to your problem in the troublshooting section of
www.sejent.com/lagbuster/support, follow the steps on screen to contact
the Sejent Technical Support Team.
When you click the
button, the control panel will
display information about your LagBuster that the support team may need
you to provide them with.
When you click the button, two new categories (Save Log and
Clear Log) will appear in the Help Category Submenu.
Sejent Technical Support may require you to use one or both of these pages
in order to identify the problem.
Do not clear the Message Log unless instructed to by a Sejent Support
Technician.
Technical Support Instructions:
Sejent Technical Support may require more information in order to solve
your specific problem.
1- Click the
button of the Main Menu.
The page clears the log on the LagBuster, clearing the log may
prevent you from providing the Sejent Technical Support Team with the
information needed to diagnose and solve your problem.
At this point the Sejent Technical Support will direct you to one of two
places on the Help Category Submenu:
The
If you are required to save the log, you must send it to the Sejent Support
Team as an email attachment.
or
Do not proceed unless instructed to by a member of
the Sejent Technical Support Team. Doing so could
erase information needed to solve your problem.
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page downloads the log to your hard drive.
If you cannot acces the troubleshooting section of
Sejent.com, please call Technical Support at:
1-85-LAGBUSTER
(1-855-242-8783)
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