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hey i got a leaflet in the post this morning from UCAS which says if you download the freewire software you can watch 20 tv channels for free on your laptop! as the tv addict that i am im very tempted and on the website it says that this service does apply to loughborough uni however only certain halls may have the system. im in rutherford does anybody know if i can get freewire to work there? thanks in advance
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I'm pretty sure it was for every hall... i used it to watch Neighbours (i'm in Bill Mo)

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All halls should have Freewire for next year, with the exception of The Holt, sinc that doesn't have HallNet.

Harry French may have it, I believe they had a few issues during testing, and I'm not sure if Forest Court has it, due to distance from campus.


You will be able to get it in Rutherford though (speaking from experience ). And as a side note, you are supposed to have a TV license to watch Freewire.
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ohh thanks for the help!
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Harry French has it, my mate was in Harry french and we would watch a bit of freewire - mind you, there was more interference in harry french than on main campus we thought.....
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I never had a tv licence. Ooops.
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I will never have a TV license rofl..I am not accustomed to paying such rubbish stuff,especially for watching TV on a monitor...

Edit: Ooops. ;p
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I will never have a TV license rofl..I am not accustomed to paying such rubbish stuff,especially for watching TV on a monitor...

Edit: Ooops. ;p
Better watch out for those inspectors then because paying the grand fine would be even worse...
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the holt will have it from next year too so as far as i understand all halls have it now. woop for the holt finally catching up! :woo:
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Better watch out for those inspectors then because paying the grand fine would be even worse...
I will.
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the holt will have it from next year too so as far as i understand all halls have it now. woop for the holt finally catching up! :woo:
The trouble is, The Holt doesn't run off HallNet, and Freewire won't work off "standard" internet setups - it needs specialist hardware which I'd be a bit surprised if The Holt had.

For example, your typical home router can't deal with freewire.
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How about http://zattoo.com/ its got the usual channels, no specialist equipment needed. Not freeview but has more channels than terrestrial.
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lol i thought bit was a waste of time... 4OD n bbc iplayer - no licence required and just download everything else like a real student!! lol
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The more popular bittorrent services are blocked and if you are found to be abusing the network by downloading stuff via "bad" P2P services, you may well lose your internet.

I know of people who had this happen to them last year.
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I guess arenabg.com and zamunda.net are not blocked right ... They're our locals in my country and upload everything I need in my life and have their servers in the states. What are these "bad" P2Ps? I want to know what I can use :s
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I guess arenabg.com and zamunda.net are not blocked right ... They're our locals in my country and upload everything I need in my life and have their servers in the states. What are these "bad" P2Ps? I want to know what I can use :s
Basically any kind of illegal file sharing or peer to peer usage is out. If you're seen to be abusing the high speed network, you will be suspended.

And the boss of Hallnet does read these forums occasionally, so those two sites will probably be blocked by the time you get to Loughborough
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blah. I have to put everything on CDs now cause I'll take a notebook from UK At least once on 3-4 months I'll have my freedom ;]
Seriously, he reads it? rofl
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get yourself an external harddrive, means you can pop round to your mates and put all their stuff it!
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I'll get 8 GB USB, I doubt I'll need a larger one. I know it will be worth the investment.
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yes but i meant to keep it on too! I have a 250gb mybook and its bursting, and thats just films and tv shows, you'll fill up 8gb in no time, and if youve only got a laptop thats harddrive wont be that big either! think mine was like £60, so not bad at all
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