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    I was just wondering (as i'll be in a self catering accommodation which is a university partnership scheme as opposed to halls) which would be the cheapest way to gain internet access?
    • Pay for the internet lead that the university accommodation provide? £3.49 a week

    • Buy a USB modem for the laptop which allows mobile access wherever you go?
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    Depends how much the 'internet lead that the university accommodation provide' costs.
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    (Original post by terpineol)
    Depends how much the 'internet lead that the university accommodation provide' costs.
    Forgot to add that bit, didn't I?

    £3.49 a week internet
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    I got mine free, thought everyone did
    As far as I know, you wont get better than £3.49 a week...
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    (Original post by FunLady)
    Forgot to add that bit, didn't I?

    £3.49 a week internet
    Assuming you use a reasonable amount of internets, I'd be very surprised if you could get cheaper than that.
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    you have to pay, i thought the cost came with your hall rent?

    the cheaper way prob be the £3.49, them usb internet things are not that great, cost about £10 £15 a month for the cheaper one, and you get a limit of about 10gb a month, your may use more then that at uni

    the cheapest way will be well using the internet in the library :p: or if you have PC labs
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    (Original post by robinson999)
    you have to pay, i thought the cost came with your hall rent?
    the cheaper way prob be the £3.49, them usb internet things are not that great, cost about £10 £15 a month for the cheaper one, and you get a limit of about 10gb a month, your may use more then that at uni

    the cheapest way will be well using the internet in the library :p: or if you have PC labs
    Me too. :confused:
    Well we need to buy any attachments to get a connection? ... I know nothing about computers.
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    (Original post by oh_adele)
    Me too. :confused:
    Well we need to buy any attachments to get a connection? ... I know nothing about computers.
    you mean a Ethernet cable :p:

    it depends on the uni, we got all that for free, i guess if the uni is its own isp then its free for them to use, if not then they have
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    Does anyone know if i plug the ethernet cable into my own wireless router it will work?
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    (Original post by robinson999)
    you mean a Ethernet cable :p:

    it depends on the uni, we got all that for free, i guess if the uni is its own isp then its free for them to use, if not then they have
    A ... yeah. If you say so. :p: Are they expensive?/where do I get one from? I'm gonna post on the Sheffield University thing and see what the deal is.
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    (Original post by oh_adele)
    A ... yeah. If you say so. :p: Are they expensive?/where do I get one from? I'm gonna post on the Sheffield University thing and see what the deal is.
    if they told you thats what you mean, then that it :p:, you can pick up ones for next to nothing a few pound, i got a 50 meter one cost me about £8

    (Original post by IceCold91)
    Does anyone know if i plug the ethernet cable into my own wireless router it will work?
    you may need to ask the uni about some get a bit funny about it
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    (Original post by robinson999)
    if they told you thats what you mean, then that it :p:, you can pick up ones for next to nothing a few pound, i got a 50 meter one cost me about £8


    you may need to ask the uni about some get a bit funny about it
    Well, apparently we get free internet access included in our rent at Sheffield.

    Born lucky.
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    As someone who's owned a 3G wireless internet key for 6 months (just broke my contract), I can say that my experience with it was quite crap. Not all zones are covered, and you'll get slow speeds in some places unless you're in a well populated area (not a great problem if you're in a city, but it can still be slow in some spots, and it's definitely much slower than a proper connection would be). Also, there are usually restrictions on how much you can download (even on 'unlimited' plans, they can cap your speed to something equivalent of 56K after a certain amount, lmao). There are also certain services which they can disallow (VOIP, P2P, etc). There's no question... go for the £3 a week regular connection. There's no equal to what it can provide and to how little it costs.
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    (Original post by oh_adele)
    Well, apparently we get free internet access included in our rent at Sheffield.

    Born lucky.
    nice, i had the same at my uni :five:
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    A friend of mine was charged £15 at uni for an RJ45 (internet) cable...so I found a box of them in a skip at work, and made a small fortune selling them at £2 each...saves having to splash out when you have one anyway..

    Come September, guess what?
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    (Original post by robinson999)
    you have to pay, i thought the cost came with your hall rent?
    As I had said, I won't be in halls but I thought it strange myself that the internet is not included within the utility bill :confused:
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    (Original post by FunLady)
    As I had said, I won't be in halls but I thought it strange myself that the internet is not included within the utility bill :confused:
    so its like private halls?
    its still cheaper and better to pay the £3 :p:
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    (Original post by RemadE)
    A friend of mine was charged £15 at uni for an RJ45 (internet) cable.
    Holy mother of God! It must've been manufactured by Jesus and blessed by Muhammed. That or someone's found a really great way to make money off unsuspecting students. :rofl:
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    (Original post by G50)
    Holy mother of God! It must've been manufactured by Jesus and blessed by Muhammed.
    :rofl:
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    what is the cheapest unlimited wireless provider in london please?

    My uni has a limit for downloads and mobile broadband is made just to check emails...
 
 
 

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