£85 for a year 256kbps at aston
£150 for a year 512kbps at aston
have to buy your own wireless network cards (argos is cheapiest)
N.B I have been told that;
" they may say you need special network cards, that was coz they were selling old models of network cards in campus shop, where as computer shop in the main building was selling nearer models at half the price (a fare price). People were being tricked into buying the more expensive ones from the campus shop as Keycom had a cut in the profits. "
Nottingham uni charge £80 a year, and get 1.5 mbps true download speeds and 10 meg lan to play with other campas people for file transfer and gaming with poweb.
Solution is to just use uni facililtys in main build and transfer files with memory sticks.
N.B we were sold 256 connection, i rarely received faster than 20 kbps, and that was when it was working. (first few weeks were the exception as it worked ok)
The way it appears to work is in pulses, so you would get 10 seconds of activity folowed by two mins of no connection, rubbish for MSN, Video streaming and gaming.
The system will stay till the buidlings are torn down in 5 years. It looked too expensive to wire all the buildings up if they are going to be torn down so soon. But we are students paying them for a service(via tuition fees), surely that should be taken into consideration? Especially seeing all you guys are paying 3 times more tuition fees than ever before.