When I first got here, I had 7MBps… that’s megaBYTES, not bits. I literally downloaded Garry’s Mod (about 6GB or so) in about 20-30 minutes. I could’ve lived with that SO well. Unfortunately, it’s gone down the drain, now. Repeatedly losing connection to Skype, can’t host online servers, problems connecting to people on Unreal Tournament, problems with Xbox Live, can’t even browse the Internet sometimes… it’s like descending through the seven stages of Internet Hell.
It’s as if, every so often, someone in Storthes Hall starts downloading something MASSIVE for a few minutes (therefore throttling my connection), then they get bored and stop the download, giving me back SOME sort of speed. I’m thinking of trying to get my own Internet connection… because it seems pretty possible. I’ve got a phone line (that I never use) and I’m paying for the room… Meh, I’ll see if I can do it.
The TV reception’s rubbish, too – I get SIX channels, consisting of two
shopping channels, a radio station that never has any signal, a dating
channel which doesn’t have a signal, some fuzzy channel that I can’t
remember, and Dave, which is watchable every 10 seconds or so. I don’t get any BBC or ITV channels at all…
strange, because EVERYONE ELSE CAN. It’s also quite strange that I
always have full signal on my phone in my room… yet no-one else does.
Not staying here next year, hell no. There’s gotta be some other student place to stay next year.