Bypassing traffic Shaping



  • Let's say a user wants to get around traffic shaping… is there a way for them to do it?

    My first thought was to use dual wan load balancing since the shaping is based per MAC address. But, load balancing two network cards only allows for faster downloads when using a download manger to spawn multiple connections to the file server. Basic usage, such as web browsing, shows no increase in speed because the traffic utilizes only one network card during the load balancing.

    My second thought was some sort of tunnel. If the shaping is based off port numbers (80,21,etc), would tunning traffic through another box (outside the shaping) bypass it?

    Anyone have some ideas?


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