Holy crap. I'm going to an Aussie university and they actually limit the amount of internet use. Basically, they're limiting the amount of internet surfing I can do by creating a download quota: "A quota is set at 100 MB download per student per semester from overseas sites, or 550MB per student per semester from domestic sites or a pro rata combination of both." So every time I visit MacRumours will probably cost me 10 MB or something, since all these pages have graphics/smilies, etc. This is madness!!! Is this the way it is outside of Canada, or North America?!? And yes, I have already thought about turning off images, but that will only save me so much space. What can I do about this? I have to give a login + password to use their network, so that's how they track my internet use individually. Obviously I can't negotiate with the school (eg: I can't buy more internet.......or bribe them), but is there any way I can use the net without the amount of data being calculated? You're all knowledgeable folk.....is there a way to bypass this BS? Can I live like this for an entire year? This is like 1995 all over again. Faculty and Postgraduate Research students have no maximum. Too bad I'm a Postgraduate Coursework student. I'll be doing a large amount of research, but I also have a few classes on Thursdays, so it won't be pure research. Darn. http://www.uow.edu.au/its/policies/internetaccess.pdf Go to "5.0: Internet Quota System" if you want to read it.