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Halls of Residence Internet Access

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited March 27 in Work & Study
Can people post the name of their Uni and Name of Halls (if you know it) and what kind of Internet Access You Get And What It Costs

Got back from Uni of Sussex's Campus and hugely shocked to find the international Students residential block didn't seem to have Broadband and only had Dial up internet at 7 pence per minute !! :eek2:

That's an utterly shocking rate to me!!!!

If I was going back to Uni and staying there Internet access is going to be a key selling point for me!! Mean being able to stay in touch with friends and family, as well as making free internet phone calls!!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well im at Birmingham, and enjoying a 10mb connection thru the network for free :D

    the only downside is that p2p filesharing has been disabled
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Exeter Uni. 10 MB connection for £60 a year. Again though downloads are limited.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lboro uni, network connection in room £2.10 a week included in rent, 10mb connection.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Southampton: £150/year. Its superduper fast broadband...100Mbps which im sure means something.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I am at Sussex University at the moment and I had to spend £50 on a wireless network card so that I could access the internet from my laptop. And even then... I can't get it in my room, I have to trek outside and go into a special wireless reception area to receive it, which sucks. Even then, the internet only gets a download speed max of 1.5megabytes per second

    However, I hear through the grapevine that my accomodation is soon going to be getting wireless internet built onto all the floors, so I can leave all my music and such download. I wouldn't even mind paying £100 just to get the thing in my room, as I run 3 websites and need to use the internet a lot.

    But once I do have a net connection in my room, I am going to set up a server using my external HDD and let my Brother and his friends use it to share files easily with

    Come on internet access


    But yeah... if you want to use the internet in your room, you do have to pay for a 56k connection at about 7/8 per minute
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I was at Cardiff it was about £80 a year for connection to the network in halls.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm at Reading, I think the connection is probably 10mb - its very fast anyway, and its included in the price of the room so you don't really notice any extra charges. And if you have a laptop that has wireless internet connection, you can use it in the bar downstairs and in various cafes etc. round campus.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I was in edinburgh uni halls I got 100Mbps for free. I.e I didn't have to pay anything on top of the accomodation fees.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im at Oxford Brookes, and its £2 a week, but p2p is blocked out and you get disconnected and slapped on the wrist if you get caught using it.

    Good job I'm not in halls then and have my own broadband to download as much as I like :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm at UCL and have no access in my halls (hence what feels like a prolonged absence!) but if I want to get my laptop hooked up to use within the uni it's £70/year.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lethifold
    I am at Sussex University at the moment and I had to spend £50 on a wireless network card so that I could access the internet from my laptop. And even then... I can't get it in my room, I have to trek outside and go into a special wireless reception area to receive it, which sucks. Even then, the internet only gets a download speed max of 1.5megabytes per second

    However, I hear through the grapevine that my accomodation is soon going to be getting wireless internet built onto all the floors, so I can leave all my music and such download. I wouldn't even mind paying £100 just to get the thing in my room, as I run 3 websites and need to use the internet a lot.

    But once I do have a net connection in my room, I am going to set up a server using my external HDD and let my Brother and his friends use it to share files easily with

    Come on internet access


    But yeah... if you want to use the internet in your room, you do have to pay for a 56k connection at about 7/8 per minute


    7p a minute is a total rip off - I was so shocked at that figure since all the rooms have a telephone already in the Halls he's in.

    My cousin emailed me today and says only one Hall in Sussex Uni called Lewws has internet access.

    I kinda agree about blocking P2P programmes at uni if it's a free service to everyone, not so sure if you have to pay extra ..

    You can get basic Wireless PCMCIA Cards for less then £15 on the net such as from eBuyer. Not sure what you mean by 1.5 Megs per Second ... sounds damn fast to me.

    What Halls are you in? Can't remember the name but my cousin is Behind York House I think, his building overlooks a shit load of trees!!

    Maybe some students from Lewws can relay the net signal wirelessly to others at the Uni, it's supposed to go 300 Metres, in Hawaii they got wiFi going over 20 miles!!

    To me now if I'm going off to a uni ... Internet Access from the bedroom is a must have selling point to me in order to simply keep intouch with everyone back home as well as just entertainment value - as well as for research.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm at Edinburgh Uni and my broadband is paid for in the rent of the room so you'd be a knob not to take it. But, again, there's no p2p and I can't even listen to online radio.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Tim the Enchanter
    I'm at Edinburgh Uni and my broadband is paid for in the rent of the room so you'd be a knob not to take it. But, again, there's no p2p and I can't even listen to online radio.

    You in chancellors?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by UpsetChap
    You in chancellors?

    Nah, Salisbury Green. I was in Chancellors the other day though doing my washing and got someone to show me round a bit. The rooms aren't actually that great unless you REALLY like en suite and my room was a lot bigger. Where are you?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ucl halls are £70/year tto use their network, if it anything like their computer rooms on a bad day its a 500KB/s download, but no p2p or porn allowed apparantly, but they noly block p2p, unless you use a http client ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Tim the Enchanter
    Nah, Salisbury Green. I was in Chancellors the other day though doing my washing and got someone to show me round a bit. The rooms aren't actually that great unless you REALLY like en suite and my room was a lot bigger. Where are you?

    I was in chancellors last year, I got a flat for my second year in marchmont now. I loved chancellors though. You could go down to absorb bar any night at 3am and thete'd be about 5 folk smoking down there. Then we got banned cos we made a mess apparently. How you finding pollock food? It's shit isn't it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by UpsetChap
    I was in chancellors last year, I got a flat for my second year in marchmont now. I loved chancellors though. You could go down to absorb bar any night at 3am and thete'd be about 5 folk smoking down there. Then we got banned cos we made a mess apparently. How you finding pollock food? It's shit isn't it.

    Aye, the Absorb bar isn't bad at all, spend my sunday afternoons in there doing the washing with a couple of beers :D

    I don't think the food's all that bad, the cooked breakfast is appalling though! And I can't say that the six points per meal fills me up either. A girl in my house has managed a tray of 11 or 12 points and bring the odd entire plate of pizza back with her!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Tim the Enchanter
    Aye, the Absorb bar isn't bad at all, spend my sunday afternoons in there doing the washing with a couple of beers :D

    I don't think the food's all that bad, the cooked breakfast is appalling though! And I can't say that the six points per meal fills me up either. A girl in my house has managed a tray of 11 or 12 points and bring the odd entire plate of pizza back with her!

    Give it 6 weeks mate. The food gets steadily worse.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by UpsetChap
    Give it 6 weeks mate. The food gets steadily worse.

    That's what I heard, it's all reconsituted unfinished meals.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by girl with sharp teeth
    My mate lost a stone in her first term at Loughborough uni thanks the the amazing quality of the food they served up :p

    A girl down my road put on a stone due to the food in her hall!

    I will have to observe what happens to me, not that I can really lose any extra weight. I should get to the gym though.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by girl with sharp teeth
    My mate lost a stone in her first term at Loughborough uni thanks the the amazing quality of the food they served up :p

    *grins* how much did she gain afterwards?

    No, lboro is good because it has to be to maintain it's sporting reputation. Not that the food is bad for you, just that it's bad.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The University of Manchester

    Access to the network via fast broadband.

    £92 per year.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    London Metropolitan.

    Wireless Internet. £144 for the year.

    Ilora x
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Warwick Uni, broadband in all rooms, and Wireless Hotspots around campus. Free!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    leeds uni, networking in all rooms of bodington hall and others, aiming to get the whole campus networked.

    comes under the accomodation charges so afaik, free! not sure bout other halls :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    UEA, broadband network connection in all the rooms - free! p2p was banned last year though, don't know if it still is, there was a spate of people being disconnected for a while.

    I'm in a private house now and we have our wireless connection, which i luff :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Sa-ra-ra-ra
    UEA, broadband network connection in all the rooms - free! p2p was banned last year though, don't know if it still is, there was a spate of people being disconnected for a while.

    I'm in a private house now and we have our wireless connection, which i luff :D


    I kinda agree with the banning of P2P at uni halls if it's all freely provided, the uni doesn't want to get into trouble either and kills the bandwidth for everyone else.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Portsmouth Uni and the cost varies depending on what speed you want, for 512k its £115 a semester which is bloody expensive and as everyone has pointed out p2p is blocked :(

    I'm currently using the dial up service which they provide for free but its simply not enough!
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