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Topic # 87896 9-Aug-2011 23:16
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i posted at whirlpool and was asked to try here instead. heh.

so anyway, reading through the accommodation options(university of auckland) and the services that come with it, it seems that they provide a whopping 200mb's in total quota for the month! (unless i'm wrong of course,)

apparently the catered halls do not have a telephone jack to each room, but instead an entire floor shares a telephone. so adsl or any service that goes through those copper lines are out.

and i usually use about 50gb per month on average.

any ideas of how to solve this issue?

or am i just better off getting a private apartment? 

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  Reply # 504122 9-Aug-2011 23:20
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sanity365:
any ideas of how to solve this issue?


Don't download so much?!



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  Reply # 504123 9-Aug-2011 23:22
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i wish, but thats not an option. :D

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 504128 9-Aug-2011 23:32
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Yeah, I'd have to agree that 200Mb is fairly restrictive.

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  Reply # 504140 10-Aug-2011 07:07
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Unless you are prepared to pay ridiculous amounts on something like a 3G stick, you may have to just restrict your downloads, however hard it may be.

If you have the money I would get a private apartment close to the university. That way you will have your own line and home. 

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  Reply # 504166 10-Aug-2011 09:04
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Could try woosh, they have similar prices to dsl, and you just stick an antenna to your window with suction cups to connect. But do check out the woosh forum on here first, you will struggle to find anyone rave about their service quality.

There are a few other wireless ISPs around, such as Compass Communications, but i think they usually depend on line of sight to the Sky Tower.

Surely there is some sort of overage option with that 200mb plan?


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  Reply # 504171 10-Aug-2011 09:07
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If you are considering spending a small amount of money anyway, you could consider Wireless - (I use Farmside, there are others) - a small transciever points at the sky tower or other transmitter, and is completely independant of phone lines.

Not cheap - around $700 install from memory - but if like me its that or nothing, you do what it takes :-)

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  Reply # 504183 10-Aug-2011 09:22
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sanity365: apparently the catered halls do not have a telephone jack to each room, but instead an entire floor shares a telephone. so adsl or any service that goes through those copper lines are out.

Several years ago I was in the same situation. We (about 8 of us) split the bill, got a DSL connection and ran cables down the hallways, out the windows, etc. It worked well enough considering what we had to work with :)

This was back in the days before data caps though!



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  Reply # 504497 10-Aug-2011 16:22
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thanks for the fast replies guys!

i guess i've to try to convince the rest of the floor though!

anyway how is woosh wireless in the city? i was talking to someone at the college and he was saying wireless is pretty okay in the city except the suburbs of course. 

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  Reply # 504813 11-Aug-2011 09:16
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Which halls of residence are you looking at?

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  Reply # 504827 11-Aug-2011 09:39
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You might find they don't have supplied internet time you get there if like unitech.

Quoted as stating they may drop supply to students if 3-strikes becomes an issue



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  Reply # 505095 11-Aug-2011 16:56
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trig42: Which halls of residence are you looking at?

international house. heard the food's better. :D 

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