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    Before coming to Lancaster I had a bunch of techie questions regarding Internet access which weren't answered on this forum so now that I'm here, these are the answers to some common questions which other techies might have.

    General internet speeds over both Ethernet (ResNet) and Eduroam are brilliant. Provided you have a gigabit NIC, you'll be able to saturate it on a quiet afternoon when no one else is online. Even during peak times I've never had the speeds drop below 400Mbps up or down.

    Wi-Fi is provided by Eduroam and everywhere I go I've pretty much always had 100Mbps up and down, but obviously depending on your proximity to an access point and 802.11 version being used your results may vary.

    Ping times are nice, I've never had a ping go above 4ms.

    ResNet requires you to register devices with their MAC address and only allows one device to be connected at a time. You can't use a switch or router even if you try and spoof its MAC or NAT it. You can have multiple devices registered but only one can be online at a time. There's a monthly quota of 250GB but Wi-Fi usage is unlimited and you can have as many devices connected at the same time as you want.

    One last thing I should point out is that due to the way ResNet works, the NAT type is STRICT, I haven't had this affect my gaming experience yet, but a lot of games do display a message letting me know that my NAT type is set to strict.


    I'm a computer science student so if you've got any other questions before you get here feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to answer.

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    I have google fiber speed tests of 980 up and down with 10-11ms ping. In the past I had some issues with the Internet connection, now I use proxy with the highest possible speed. It works great and has unlimited traffic.
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    That looks pretty decent, are there patch panels in the room for you to plug in via ethernet then? And do you reckon the wifi is good enough to stream 1080p on something like an amazon fire stick? Could you do both at the same time?

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    (Original post by Jmeme10)
    That looks pretty decent, are there patch panels in the room for you to plug in via ethernet then? And do you reckon the wifi is good enough to stream 1080p on something like an amazon fire stick? Could you do both at the same time?

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    Hi there

    There is an ethernet port in all the rooms, just the one though, although there is a second one blocked off that you may be able to get set up.

    Depending on how many people are using the WiFi you may be able to get away with 1080p streaming, 720p will definitely be OK though.

    The WiFi and ethernet networks are completely separate, so no need to worry about your last point. The entire campus is covered by eduroam which gives you a decent WiFi connection pretty much everywhere.

    Any questions just let me know.
 
 
 
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