Networking Experts?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Neoraven, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. Neoraven macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2006
    I'm going to Rutgers, and I read that we have a 4GB/wk Dl limit. I download around 10GB a week normally at home, via torrents and online gaming. And I had a nice long discussion with an IT guy at Rutgers concerning how network traffic is monitored. It breaks down like this:

    * Traffic is monitored on an IP/MAC pair
    * One MAC address is paired with One NetID (Rutgers student user account)
    * a computer or router can be attached to a NetID, but all traffic through a router would count for the single NetID
    * If you alter the MAC address by swapping routers, you need to re-register it to the account before you can access the internet

    As far as I can see, they have it on lockdown, I can't dupe MAC addresses, or IP's or anything. Any ideas how I could get around the restriction?

    And this isn't even for "Oh I want to download music off napster blah blah", I like online games, and it is sometimes beneficial to stay logged in to the server constantly, and at 150-200kb/s during gameplay, we're looking at 15GB of d/l in a single day
  2. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    Sounds like you're ****ed.

    Or you could not play your games all day in college and go out and party :p
  3. Neoraven thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2006
    Oh I'll be there, but the game story is a great a facade for those who are hardcore against P2P and Torrenting. And it was the only thing I could think of that would be a justifiable 10+GB of transfer/day
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Wrong or right, those restrictions are in place for a reason. I don't think the admins on this site would be too keen on people helping you defeat Rutger's network quotas.

    Besides, college is for learning, not p2p and fragging.
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