But this seems to be the most promising thing for my case
so for a school network, I am looking to make something that essentially logs onto the school network with multiple accounts in order to increase the bandwidth of my connection (currently limited at a measly 8mb/s). The logon process is simple, just a login page with some boxes for credentials. So, is there a solution to this request?
So the school WiFi seems to kind of work by remembering the MAC address of the clients. Is there a way of emulating multiple different devices with different MAC addresses? Then, would it be able to merger the connections?
Or does this require some custom hardware like 8 WiFi adapters connected to a switch and then to the main WiFi chip?
Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post.
There is nothing on the school network saying that we are not allowed to do this, and in our school, anything that is not on the school handbook, you are allowed to do, so yeah
So in this case, do you suggest me making custom hardware (i.e. stupid stuff like multiple wifi ICs connected to the hub on a main chip) or is there certain software workarounds that you know of?
macvlan will give you two separate interfaces on the same ethernet device, each with its own MAC. Then mwan3 will treat them as two separate upstream wans, and can distribute connections between the two. This distributing connections will allow you to have more total bandwidth, but each single connection will max out at the value for the macvlan device it's assigned to. There's no easy way to combine one connection across two macvlan interfaces.
all this sounds incredibly stupid btw. The school should just use cake to give per-IP fairness to each device on their network, rather than limiting each device to a fixed 8Mbps.