No HNTB Datasources Listed in ProjectWise Explorer

Assuming you'ved configured your ProjectWise Network Control Panel correctly (see here for details), the most likely cause of the HNTB datasources not appearing in your ProjectWise Explorer is a firewall issue. Firewalls are designed to block network traffic as a security measure. Your computer has a firewall and your company has one more firewalls protecting their network as well.

ProjectWise Explorer uses TCP port 5800 to communicate with our servers. If your firewall blocks this port it would prevent HNTB datasources from appearing. The instructions below are for testing if your computer can talk to HNTB's ProjectWise server over port 5800.

User Tools Test

  • Open the ProjectWise User Tools under:
    • Start > All Programs > Bentley > ProjectWise V8i > Tools > User Tools
  • Select the Windows Socket Analyzer tool in the dialog
  • User Tools Dialog
  • Click Next until the Analyzer asks for the Remote Host
  • Remote Host Prompt
  • Enter for the remote host
  • Click Next until the status bar indicates it attempted to connect to the remote host
  • If ProjectWise traffic between your network and the HNTB network is working, you will see the message "Connection to remote host established and closed successfully."
  • Successful connection dialog

Using pwping

pwping is a command-line tool that ships with ProjectWise that can provide more details about a connection and if there are firewall or other problems with the network.

To use pwping open a command window (cmd.exe) and do the parts highlighted in bold yellow below. Copy/paste or take a screenshot of the results and send it along with your other information when you contact support.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\username>cd "\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\ProjectWise\bin"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\ProjectWise\bin>pwping
pwping: INFO  - Tracing route to host ''
pwping: INFO  - Hop: 1  Host:  Address:  PW Version: AvgTime: <1
ms  AvgTtl: 126

C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\ProjectWise\bin>

If you have questions not answered in these instructions, please contact the HNTB Service Desk by e-mail at or by phone at (877) 891-1245. Please reference the HNTB project that you are working on.









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