|July 10th, 2012, 07:50||#1|
The King of Dinner
Join Date: May 2010
I weep for the future
Okay, here's the situation, so I live in an apartment complex, right? This place is supposed to, or at least based of several reviews, have relatively fast internet. As stated by a friend who lives in this complex, up until three or so months ago, the internet was working just fine. However, management decided to install new routers throughout the complex; this however, made things much worse, dropping the download/upload speed to abysmal levels.
I move in and have to acclimatize myself to the crappy speeds, and eventually, I do. And yet again, management or some IT worker decides to install so-called wireless signal boosters to "fix" the poor speeds. This makes the already horrible speed much more horrible. To make sure we weren't imagining, we unplugged the signal booster and router (direct ethernet) to bypass it just to run speed tests and sure enough, they were exponentially faster. The first test yielded 8mbps, which isn't too shabby, but as soon as we plugged it back into the router and reconnected the booster, it dropped down to this.
Something needs to be done, and from where I'm typing, the nearest ethernet /RJ45 jack is twenty feet away; I don't want a six-meter cable running on the floor.
As you can see, this is not normal. I know wireless isn't as fast as ethernet, but really? .021mbps versus 8.0mbps? I'm not here to pay $130 for slow internet, and seeing as my schooling requires a, you know, REAL broadband connection, it downright pisses me off. Suggestions? Everyone in this complex suffers from the lack of decent connection speeds.
Just to compare, my parents get 40mbps with Comcast.
CPU - 3rd Gen Core i5 3570 3.4 GHz (3.8 GHz Turbo Boost)
Extensions - MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EIST,
AVX, Hyper Threading, Intel VT-x, AES-NI, Turbo Boost 2.0, TXT, Smart Cache
GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 660 2 GB GDDR5
RAM - 8192MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333
OS - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
HDD - Western Digital 1 TB
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Last edited by the_randomizer; July 10th, 2012 at 08:14..