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    defeating traffic shapers?

    I recently moved into college.
    After getting hooked up to the network, I noticed some severe bandwith throttling.
    Downloads start at 900k/s and are throttled down to 10k/s after the first 5 megs- Not exactly a good environment for online gaming or downloading linux distros!
    I was told by one of the IT folk that this is because of the traffic shapers they run.

    Any way to defeat this/work around it?
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    NO!!!, unless you have admin access to routers and are able to change it so..

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    are you sure?
    I was thinking there might be away to trick the router into thinking im getting less bandwith than i am.
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    Not to the best of my knowledge. As long as you are using the same IP address and maintaining the same TCP or UDP session, router will limit you once you exceed threshhold.

    In the past, I've set traffic shapping for a midsize ISP catoring to ~ 2500 business customers.
    There is no way from the configurations I have setup for any customer to exceed what was predefined as their threshhold..

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    hey i need this traffic shaper. i am using winxp and im sharing my internet connection to my lan. any info?
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    This is really a question of social engineering. You are part of a society (college) and must share things? I suspect that there have been people in the past who have hogged resources, and what you are experiencing is the sysadmins response to that?

    What I am suggesting is that you are being forcibly socially engineered by your admins, to ensure that all get an equal share. The ultimate answer would be to massively increase total available resource, but this would not be economically viable?

    After all, if you could fool the Router...so could everyone else, so you would be back to square one?

    I am not familiar with your domestic systems, but over here (England), you would expect to download at around 4.5kbps over a 56.6 dial-up and about 50kbps over a 576kbps broadband connection ($40 per month). I guess that 10kbps after 5Megs isn't that bad?

    I am also restricted to 1 Gig per day

    At work it is 10/100Mb and goes like a rocket...which is just how I would be fired if I abused it with online gaming

    BTW at college..........shouldn't you be playing foosball, chasing wimmin and getting drunk? Yeah, I know that we have different age restrictions over here?

    Good Luck..........................

    BTW2..................if you have a serious download issue the Admins will frequently help if you put up a good case....maybe download to a local server for you, so you can pick it up on your internal network.....after all if you need it, then so must a lot of other guys.....perhaps this is a "service" that they should provide...............I have certainly come across that sort of system in the workplace. This has the added advantage that they can pre-test it for stability and compatibility?

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    Yeah, the admin will more than likely help you grab some linux distributions or whatnot if you ask. They more than likely use traffic shaping to make sure people can still send email and IM their TA's while everyone else in the building is downloading porn and movies and music.

    Buy the sys admin a six pack of good beer, that always worked when someone did it to me

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    SysAdmins are your friends and some will *cough* make exceptions to good people who are nice and don't overstep their handouts.
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