So for those of us who don’t want/need all that custom hardware, and just have a nice router with…
Kenny DiFiore
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Good question — yes, you absolutely can! The same logic applies, and the other algorithms (SFQ/RED/etc) are more effective than nothing at all. I just needed the horsepower because traffic shaping requires significant CPU cycles (most systems can’t just shape a single direction without disabling hardware offload) — for a connection less than 100Mbit, you can totally go with an off the shelf router for shaping.

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