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    Would also like to know this!
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    You can get Wi-Fi basically everywhere in the university, also in the halls. There's a Wi-Fi router in every lecture hall and also in almost every normal rooms for tutorials etc.
    I never had no Wi-Fi signal while being on campus

    ... in the halls (when using a cable) you have 10 Mbit/s upload and download. Nothing is blocked, not even P2P i think. I don't use it but I know someone who has been caught using torrent and they said they would disable his internet account if he would not explain why he did it.

    Hooking up an xbox is quite difficult because everytime you access the internet you have to type in your ID and your password. However, a friends roommate managed to do it but I'm not sure how he did it.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    I was reading the internet section in one of the stickies and couldn't find the answers.

    1) Is there WiFi available most places, I know in public areas but what about halls? Does it require assigned accounts?

    2) Can you game, specifically on Xbox Live? I have heard that alot of unis block such activities and would like this cleared up. I assume that LAN is still allowed regardless?

    3) Obviously certain activities are blocked by default (P2P networks/torrenting) but what else is blocked? I have heard stories of certain unis blocking MSN video chat among other things.. Any input is helpful here

    Thanks..
    1) Yes its everywhere

    2) Yes you can, I'm in East Newington Place & the flat next door to me have an xbox live, as do the people above me

    3) Nothing that i've come across is blocked. I use watch movies and ive never had any trouble with it

    Hope that helps
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    how did you set up xbox live with the login screen normally showing up each time you go online with your pc?
    how can you manage to login with your xbox?
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    (Original post by LFM)
    how did you set up xbox live with the login screen normally showing up each time you go online with your pc?
    how can you manage to login with your xbox?
    The only we way could figure out is to connect a laptop to the xbox and bridging the connection. And nothing is blocked not even torrents and had no warnings or anything.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    This sounds great. When were (ignore if you still are) you at Edi? Because I know they changed the provider recently...

    Also, I assume it's the same provider everywhere? I would be going self-catered. Less rent =/= less internet capabilities, does it?
    This is with the current provider keycom which is the same in pollock and self catered.
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    I know I'm bumping an old thread, but I remembered the question about Xbox Live, and was wondering whether anybody knows how one would go about getting a DS online... Any suggestions would be great, thanks.
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    Somebody at GameSoc probably knows of a way if it's possible.

    http://gamesoc.org/pages/contact/
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    Good thinking! That hadn't occurred to me at all. Thanks!
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    (Original post by G8D)
    This sounds great. When were (ignore if you still are) you at Edi? Because I know they changed the provider recently...

    Also, I assume it's the same provider everywhere? I would be going self-catered. Less rent =/= less internet capabilities, does it?
    Lst year nothing was blocked.
    And im very surprised i got no warnings from my torrents either...
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    Shame it sounds like they've changed the internet from when I lived in uni accommodation a couple of years ago, none of this logging in malarkey, disgustingly fast (once speed checked it at 300 meg at about 2am) and completely unblocked. Still watching all the tv shows I downloaded now!
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    (Original post by DuffMan)
    Shame it sounds like they've changed the internet from when I lived in uni accommodation a couple of years ago, none of this logging in malarkey, disgustingly fast (once speed checked it at 300 meg at about 2am) and completely unblocked. Still watching all the tv shows I downloaded now!
    Keycom certainly is no resnet, although the amount of downtime that resnet had made it a bit rubbish.
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    Yeah just looked into it, making you pay £70 extra a year for a speed upgrade, cheeky!
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    So downloading, say, the latest episode of "House" would probably get me an internet account suspension?
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    (Original post by Chiyonosake)
    So downloading, say, the latest episode of "House" would probably get me an internet account suspension?
    Probably not.
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    (Original post by Chiyonosake)
    So downloading, say, the latest episode of "House" would probably get me an internet account suspension?
    My flatmate downloads TV shows that are still new in America pretty much every day and she's never had a warning.
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    Sounds good then.

    What about downloading mp3s and new pc game releases?
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    What about porn streaming internet video?
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    I lived in East Newington Place 09/10 (1st year of Keycom) and all video streaming was fine. Each room had own ethernet cable and wifi in main corridor. Nothing was even mentioned about amount of downloads/streaming (or their content).
 
 
 
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