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    5: Excellent
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    4: Good
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    3. Average
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    2. Bad
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    1. Awful
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    One of the new and modern features of the majority of universities is the Wifi

    So what is your university wifi like?

    Why not vote in the poll with a rating 1-5?

    Then tell us a bit about your university and their system

    University:
    Wifi system used (e.g. eduroam):
    Rating:
    Why?

    Credit to littleswany for the idea/inspiration


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    Jack22031994 what's UWE wifi like?
    CheeseIsVeg, Southampton's seems to be good right?
    Michiyo, care to make comment on Essex wifi?
    IKEAPanda37, is Cardiff any good?
    spotify95 what was DeMontford's wifi like?
    Deyesy, which is better for wifi, Keele or MMU?
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Jack22031994 what's UWE wifi like?
    CheeseIsVeg, Southampton's seems to be good right?
    Michiyo, care to make comment on Essex wifi?
    IKEAPanda37, is Cardiff any good?
    spotify95 what was DeMontford's wifi like?
    Deyesy, which is better for wifi, Keele or MMU?
    On campus accommodation (StudentCom) was rubbish (was ethernet and not wifi) (this was like 5 years ago though)

    On campus non accommodation (Eduroam) is fine as its what Im currently using right now at hospital!
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    Birmingham City University
    Eduroam
    4.5
    It has a few weak areas in tucked away seminar rooms and a few people find their laptop connects in some areas and doesn't in others (however I think that's down to the laptop as my laptop and phone are always connected).
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    I think we can universally agree that Eduroam sucks.
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    (Original post by UWS)
    I think we can universally agree that Eduroam sucks.
    :dontknow: That's what the threads for.

    Any comment on CUL?
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    (Original post by UWS)
    I think we can universally agree that Eduroam sucks.
    Its what im using in hospital rn though instead of the 15 min a day hospital one shhhh

    The one good thing about it is you can connect to any. I.e me rn and one of my friends cnnected to it at an airpor tn Australia!!
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    :dontknow: That's what the threads for.

    Any comment on CUL?
    Was enough to do my work on when I brought my laptop in but very unstable.
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    Interestingly, while we've been having this conversation, my WiFi went off.:laugh:
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    (Original post by UWS)
    I think we can universally agree that Eduroam sucks.
    🙄 My experiences of Eduroam (as of this September) lead me to believe it's quite good (on my uni campus anyway).
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
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    I have been summoned! :hat2:

    University
    The University of Essex.

    Wifi system used (e.g. eduroam)
    We use Studentcom for the accommodation Wi-Fi and Eduroam in the library.

    Rating
    3/5. Not that bad, but it is not great either. I am overall satisfied, given that I do not pay for it.

    Why?
    Studentcom can be so slow at times that I have to close all my tabs or at least some of them. It makes receiving messages on Facebook and watching Youtube videos a bit difficult sometimes. Eduroam works better, but I have yet to use it for anything but Moodle and reading.
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    I suppose I'd better do one:innocent:

    University: Keele
    Wifi system used: eduroam
    Rating: 4
    Why?
    It works. But stutters every now and then, which is annoying.
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    Hertfordshire
    Eduroam, own system, the cloud
    3/5
    When it works, it works but it goes of at really dumb times and some places in the Uni has really spotty connection. I use Eduroam at home and either that or the cloud for in class (like now).
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    (Original post by Aria Enoshima)
    in class (like now).
    :teehee:
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    :teehee:
    The power of a two hour programming tutorial when you had finished the tasks early but your friends still gotta finish
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Jack22031994 what's UWE wifi like?
    CheeseIsVeg, Southampton's seems to be good right?
    Michiyo, care to make comment on Essex wifi?
    IKEAPanda37, is Cardiff any good?
    spotify95 what was DeMontford's wifi like?
    Deyesy, which is better for wifi, Keele or MMU?
    University: De Montfort University, Leicester
    Wi-Fi Provider: Eduroam
    Rating 4/5
    Comments: Easy to log in to (just set up your login details and it automatically connects all the time). Coverage across the campus is generally good and the speeds are fast enough for the vast majority of things. The uplink speeds are very fast, often faster than the download (as most people download more than they upload).
    Sometimes the wifi can drop out in some areas, but this is quite a rare occurrence - most of the time it's fine. Sharing media via WhatsApp over the wi-fi can sometimes be a bit iffy - don't know why, but 90% of the time, it works well for everything. Hence the 4/5 instead of the 5/5.

    If you wanted me to rate their wired ethernet connections, they would be a 5/5 all day long, due to the gigabit ethernet system used, giving very impressive performance.
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    Uni of Glasgow campus uses eduroam, which I've never needed as yet. Accommodation uses keysurf who are actually quite good at providing things that work.
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    Results so far are generally positive, interesting.:beard:
 
 
 
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