School Internet slow?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Westside, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

    Dec 18, 2004
    Guantanamo bay
    So my internet used to be 40MBps shared, but all the sudden with the same connection, our internet is tested on speedtest for 2mbps. I think they divided the connection speed between us or something, is there a way to max out our connection? I know it is capable of 40mbps.
  2. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    Soviet Slyakin
    Maybe the sever is running maintenance, or you just got fucked.

    Sometimes servers act stupid too. Don't worry unless it stays like this for more than 3 days.
  3. macgeek417

    macgeek417 妁眼のシャナ

    Nov 10, 2009
    United States
    And 2mbps is bad? I have to deal with 0.3mbit (48KB/s)
  4. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 24, 2006
    If the network admin has configured you to have a max of 2mb then there's nothing you can do except access the hardware physically and change it. Ifi t's just contention give it awhile and try again at a time no one else would be on.
  5. N4RU70 FR34K

    N4RU70 FR34K Banned

    Mar 15, 2010
    United States
    Aktsuki Hideout
    Damn that must suck but they could of added more computers to the same servers which would cause it to slow down or it may just be a temporary.

    P.S. Why do you care about the schools internet?

    EDIT : Dang you guys beat me LOL
  6. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Somebody might be hogging it.

    It is all shared, you know. If a few computers are using 38 megabits, there's only 2 megabits of bandwidth leftover.
  7. Advi

    Advi GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 26, 2009
    United States
    There's always that one guy who brings uTorrent on a flash drive....
  8. I2aven's_Sag

    I2aven's_Sag GBATemp Otaku

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Northern Virginia
    The only real reason you'd be concerned about speed as Advice Fox points out is for downloading. I'm fairly sure you can configure uTorrent to run at times when the network bandwidth shouldn't be hogged and you can upload/download at near (if not) full capacity.
  9. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    I'm actually mildly surprised to hear that your school had a 40Mbps connection. My school had around 2000Mbps shared between 5 dedicated computer suites and 4 mobile laptop suites. It had 2 servers to manage everything too, which turned out not to be the best designed system because many of the programs we needed to work with never worked correctly if located on the servers and not on the local drives themselves.

    Even with around a hundred kids at any one point downloading all sorts of content using Kazaa, WinMX, eDonkey, etc, I never saw less than 20Mbps for my own downloads (which typically had less to do with games/porn and more to do with random curiosities). Sometimes, when I ran a speed test, I would get around 1200Mbps.

    I was also the type of person who persistently surfed the intranet searching each computer one by one for the inevitable "Download" folders and systematically deleted them. I heard more than one accounts of people complaining about lost work, but when I actually showed the teachers what I was doing, only the system administrator could really uphold the complaints... they may be breaking the rules with all their illegal games and porn, but so am I by surfing the intranet when there's supposed to be layers of protection against it (case in point, I discovered one day a file on one of the administrator's accounts that had a list of everybody's user names and passwords - I warned him about that a couple weeks later, but also said that I didn't plan to use it anyway... except for when people stupidly lock the computer so others can't use it once they leave).
  10. Dter ic

    Dter ic ~

    Feb 19, 2009
    What?? utorrent at school?? lucky. anyway at my school i never worry about the speed of the internet. [​IMG] but what i worry instead is the time it takes to start up [​IMG]
  11. scrtmstr

    scrtmstr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 20, 2009
    the Netherregions!
    My school doesn't even get 9MB/sec with 1 pc on the network [​IMG]
    imagine that with 200 computers on the internet at the same time + another 100 the computers in another building + students bringing their own netbooks and shit. You're lucky if you even get to view google.