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Postby Mr.Magoo » Fri Sep 20, 2002 11:26 pm

You may or may not have seen my recent college connection woes thread. What I am asking: Where/How do I complain to get things fixed?
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Postby DLinkOZ » Fri Sep 20, 2002 11:31 pm

Looked to me like your college's circuit into Cable and Wireless is saturated. Not much can be done short of them getting a bigger pipe or allowing less data through. Problem is from their point of view, a 300 or 500 ping isn't going to do much to serving web pages, etc.
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Postby Mr.Magoo » Fri Sep 20, 2002 11:38 pm

300 or 500? It gets up to 2000. Record was something like 3500. The whole campus has web based homework to do regularly and 2000 ms is so long that your login will occationally timeout before the answer gets submissions.
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Postby DLinkOZ » Fri Sep 20, 2002 11:41 pm

Then THAT is the argument you need to make to whatever body governs the campus network/net connection.

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Postby Setzer » Sat Sep 21, 2002 1:25 am

Yeah tell them to get things in gear or to start paying you $15 a month so you can get 56k just to do your work since the college lines are runnign at like, 300baud or some crap. I can't believe there's a college with a pipe THAT crappy Magoo. Good luck man.
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Postby [OESM]DeckonFrost-AS- » Sat Sep 21, 2002 10:45 am

It's apparent that you have not spent time in a dorm seph... You can ONLY use the college's connection...All colleges I applied to stated clear as day: "IF you bring a computer, you MUST have an ethernet connection to connect online. Modem use is prohibited." The college's connection might be bogged down T1, at best...

Magoo, if you go to them and say "I can't get my homework done because it times out." the best thing you'll get it a restriction on the ammount of bandwidth you can use... which will probably end up being the equivalent of a 33.6 modem.

The MAIN reason your connection sucks so bad, is Kazaa, and other p2p connections... After all, downloading MP3's, pirated software, and porn, are the MOST common uses for such a highspeed connection in a college life...

We ALL know that once you leave that type of academic setting, you never want to pirate another thing, because you become fine and upstanding citizens :lol:
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Postby Supafly » Sat Sep 21, 2002 11:57 am

magoo, brother, this will get fixed when they get around to it. Sure, you can call the resnet and IT building, but they know what is going on. The people you talk to may not know about it, but they are FULLY aware of whats going on. Everything will be good in a few weeks.
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Postby Setzer » Sat Sep 21, 2002 10:39 pm

Point? I will break damn near any rule if I have to. If I am getting insane lag (web or game) and my ISP won't handle it, I WILL. I can easily plug my modem into my cell-phone and get 56k speeds. But let me assure you, if I could find a phone jack or phone line in my room, I'd not waste my cell time.
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Postby Mr.Magoo » Sun Sep 22, 2002 1:37 am

Setzer wrote:. I can easily plug my modem into my cell-phone and get 56k speeds.


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No way no how.
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Postby [OESM]DeckonFrost-AS- » Sun Sep 22, 2002 10:29 am

and HOW would you go about getting an ISP in a dorm room? the phones are paid for by the school..it's their account. IF you could even get the account number to have a dial-up connection, the schools put blocks on how you use the phones...hell you can't even use fax machines in your dorm room...you have to use the university's...for a small fee of course...

again, I state... YOU CANNOT USE A MODEM AT A UNIVERSITY...
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Postby Setzer » Sun Sep 22, 2002 12:17 pm

Like I said, cell-phone. I still have all my software and wires for the hook-up. Back when I had my laptop I used it once or twice. Granted 48,000baud isn't as nice as what we have here, but it's much better than 2000ms lag.
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