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I hate my college wi-fi

Post by I_AM_SQUIRREL » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:58 am

My college wi-fi is pretty much crap to log in to. For some reason my computer took over 20 minutes of fighting just to get to the log in screen. WTF it used to take about a 1 or 2 to get to the log in screen. I hope that they are able to fix this though out the semester. The only that is stopping me from telling the IT department is that it is the first week of the semester.
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Re: I hate my college wi-fi

Post by scobywhru » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:58 pm

yeah .... large scale wifi isn't cheap and isn't reliable I never understood colleges insisting on just using WiFi when an Ethernet cable is 100000% more reliable and fairly cheap.
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Re: I hate my college wi-fi

Post by KoD » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:52 pm

scobywhru wrote:I never understood colleges insisting on just using WiFi when an Ethernet cable is 100000% more reliable and fairly cheap.
Can't plug an android or apple device into those reliable ethernet things.

Do you happen to have a smartphone and a data plan? Mobile hotspot through USB is the way to go if so.
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Re: I hate my college wi-fi

Post by Usernamedoesnotexist » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:00 am

I hate your wifi too squirrel
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Re: I hate my college wi-fi

Post by mbaxter » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:01 pm

scobywhru wrote:yeah .... large scale wifi isn't cheap and isn't reliable I never understood colleges insisting on just using WiFi when an Ethernet cable is 100000% more reliable and fairly cheap.
Not cheap if you'd have to tear the dorm apart to run wires to each room.

Also, I asked squirrel some clarifying questions. His school uses a hotspot login for all students. Horrible.
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Re: I hate my college wi-fi

Post by I_AM_SQUIRREL » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:48 pm

mbaxter wrote:
scobywhru wrote:yeah .... large scale wifi isn't cheap and isn't reliable I never understood colleges insisting on just using WiFi when an Ethernet cable is 100000% more reliable and fairly cheap.
Not cheap if you'd have to tear the dorm apart to run wires to each room.

Also, I asked squirrel some clarifying questions. His school uses a hotspot login for all students. Horrible.
It is a community college
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Re: I hate my college wi-fi

Post by MrBlip » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:28 am

my community college has the same shit. you try to access google for example but it says you must first connect to the network (login). but pressing the connect button doesnt do anything so you have to manually type in the login address. but guess what INVALID SECURITY CERTIFICATE.
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Post by Ian7 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:32 pm

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Re: I hate my college wi-fi

Post by Sanvich Hoovy » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:25 pm

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/ ... ys/2244278

Our school district has made it near-impossible to access the wifi, which sure is great considering 90% of my work needs google docs or have some sort of research done
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Re: I hate my college wi-fi

Post by I_AM_SQUIRREL » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:56 pm

Sanvich Hoovy wrote:http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/ ... ys/2244278

Our school district has made it near-impossible to access the wifi, which sure is great considering 90% of my work needs google docs or have some sort of research done
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Re: I hate my college wi-fi

Post by Killtman » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:03 pm

At my current highschool we only have wifi, with full access to all students, which is great but since my damn school is in the middle of nowhere it only has 1mb/s download and 0.24mb/s upload. A lot of us get into hot water with the teachers since we can't even finish in-class assignments on time because of it :^(
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