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I have a DSL connection at home. My provider does slow my internet down, because they detect my router. I think they detect it with the help of ttl. I have a linksys wrt54gl router. I know that there are some thirdparty firmwares that can be used with it. My question is: is there a firmware, that can set the ttl number back, so my provider will think that only one computer is attached to the modem? If there is one, which one? I don't know how many firmwares out there for this router.
I'm asking this, because I know that with a server machine it is possible to gag the provider with this method.
ttl = time to life for packages and this has nothing to do on how the provider determines how many pc's are behind that router. Even this doesn't matter cause you'll only get one IP from the provider. So if you turn on NAT then you can run services on for example the system 192.168.1.2 httpd on port 80
and the router is 192.168.1.1 then in the NAT Table you would set port 80 request to be listen on 192.168.1.2
so what you want?
I know that there is a number in the beginning of every package, maybe its not called ttl. This number starts to count down from 255. When the package goes through a computer, router, server, etc. it couses the number to be smaller by 1. When sending data from my computer, the number will start with 255, because my computer is source of those packages. I have a router, so the number will be smaller than it should be, and the provider detects it.
What I want is, to make my router to set back that number, so my provider will think that only the computer is connected to the cable.
I have nothing to do with IPs. I know that the provider will only give only one (thats why I have a router).
To be clear: I want to make my router invisible to the provider.
You know, I don't want to do any illegal stuff, but I think, if I bought the 1 Mbit bandwidth, I have the rights to use it. The provider shouldn't tell me how to use my bandwidth. I can't use more bandwidth with or without a router, even if I wanted to. I think its unfair what they are doing. I just wanna use my internet without such (unfair) restrictions. Thats all.