Lovely Internet

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by OutThere, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    Well, for the last few days the internet at my high school (boarding prep school) has been a bit spotty...and now it's back on, and blazingly fast (see below). I bet nobody can beat that!

    This is the result of Ares and an extraordinarily worthwhile IT department that doesn't feel like actually doing anything, so they don't. :rolleyes:

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  2. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    What is the schools internet connection?

    I remember when I was at high school they had a network with 200+ PC's all sharing a single ISDN line. 64kbps! At peak times (i.e when more than 10 of the computers were being used) using the internet was literally impossible.
     
  3. OutThere thread starter macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    As far as I know it's two full T1's, each running at 1.5mbit the fastest sustained transfer I've gotten when the internet has been working correctly was around 400kb/s, which makes sense for the connection.

    As you can tell it is not is not working correctly at the mo. :p

    Some info about the school is at http://hotchkiss.org/ if anyone wants a little propaganda. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Wow, that is slow. It reminds me of my old TRS-80 with its 300bps modem.:eek: :eek:
     
  5. Wes macrumors 68020

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    It's a hard life with 10mbit in my halls and internet backbone in my university department...
     
  6. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't download speeds usually supposed to be faster than upload speeds?
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yeah, the OC-192 transport ring I'm sitting on here at work is very slow as well... :p :cool:
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Not if everyone at the school is downloading porn and no one is uploading anything... :eek: ;) :D
     
  9. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

    runplaysleeprun

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    I just ran the speed test at cnet.com and I was getting 4193.2 kbps. I'd be happily using this up, but I was just kicked off for a week for exceeding my 2gb/day up/down bandwith. poor me. now i'm stuck using the computer lab in my dorm (using a pmac G5, so not too bad) every time I want to check my mail and macrumors.
     
  10. OutThere thread starter macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    That's exactly what's happening. Plus it turns out that we have 3 full T1 lines, and because SO much bandwidth was being used by downloading programs the school rerouted two of the lines to the computer labs and library so that they wouldn't get slammed too hard, and left the dorms with only one T1 line. Perfection :rolleyes:

    Edit: there are 550 people living in the dorms. 1.5 mbit divided 550 ways. Joy.
     
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    That's so bad it's funny... well, perhaps not for you, sorry... :eek: ;)
     

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