packets restricted on college network

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packets restricted on college network

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My friend stays at a college and hes having trouble playing online games there. apparently they have a packet sorter that sends any packets that are for online gaming to a low priority bandwith. so basicly he can connect to online games but he is so laggy that its worse than dialup. i used to play diablo 2 on dialup pretty fine, he has a 5 second delay from clicking on T3

is there any kind of way around this? someway to mask outgoing packets?

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Hm,what OS is running on the box?

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i have no idea what the server is running. my friend is runnin XP pro i think

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hm,k....the question is if just connections from online games or p2p applications are treated this way or if the connection is generally bad. if it´s just games I think there is some kind of "blacklist" on the server which identifies the "bad" applications by the used ports, in this case he could try port forwarding with an application like this:
http://www.han-soft.com/down/Stm_ins.exe

But if it´s really depending on the kind of packets (I don´t think so, but well, who knows...) there isn´t much your friend can do about it without breaking into the server... :?

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