My Apartment Complex's Internet Sucks

bucknasty12

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Original poster
Aug 28, 2012
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So I'm living in an apartment complex that gives me free internet. It's a pretty sweet deal, except the internet is absolutely worthless at night and on the weekends (pretty much any time there're a lot of people home using it.) Is there anything out there that will boost my signal or increase my share of internet so I can use it?
 

ucfgrad93

macrumors P6
Aug 17, 2007
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Perhaps you should look into getting your own internet connection. This way it would be yours and hopefully it wouldn't bog down at nights and weekends.
 

bucknasty12

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 28, 2012
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that I don't want to pay a monthly fee for internet. If there's something that would give me a better share at a one-time-cost that would be perfect. Thanks for the reply ucfgrad!
 

Rodimus Prime

macrumors G4
Oct 9, 2006
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that I don't want to pay a monthly fee for internet. If there's something that would give me a better share at a one-time-cost that would be perfect. Thanks for the reply ucfgrad!
Boils down to the fact you get what you pay for. Since you do not want free Internet you will only get slow speeds.
 

AngryGerbil

macrumors 6502a
Aug 26, 2012
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So I'm living in an apartment complex that gives me free internet. It's a pretty sweet deal, except the internet is absolutely worthless at night and on the weekends (pretty much any time there're a lot of people home using it.) Is there anything out there that will boost my signal or increase my share of internet so I can use it?
Install dd-wrt on the router then use QoS to assign high bandwidth to your ip address only... Other than that, get your own internet service.
 

Rodimus Prime

macrumors G4
Oct 9, 2006
10,136
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Install dd-wrt on the router then use QoS to assign high bandwidth to your ip address only... Other than that, get your own internet service.
he can not do that as he would not have access to the router that controls the internet for everyone. Plus that is a very VERY quick way to get yourself banned from the free internet.
 

AngryGerbil

macrumors 6502a
Aug 26, 2012
630
1
he can not do that as he would not have access to the router that controls the internet for everyone. Plus that is a very VERY quick way to get yourself banned from the free internet.
I know that... I was being... what do they call it? Oh, a smartass.