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Apartment complex has horrible internet. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bigmike504, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. bigmike504

    bigmike504 Thread Starter

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    The apartment complex I recently moved into has internet provided by Hotwire Communications. It's somewhat decent throughout the day but during the night 10pm - 1am (which I'm guessing is peak usage time) it gets horrible.

    Here's a ping test I ran from one of the nights that I saved, but I don't even think that does it justice.

    http://i.imgur.com/qZrqI.png

    It seems like I'm experiencing closer to a whopping 2 second input delay in online games. I'm guessing this is a bandwidth related issue considered it only occurs during certain hours, but I'm not sure I don't know as much as a lot of the people on this forum :)

    Anyway, besides getting the apartment complex to do something on their end (they really suck), is there ANYTHING I can do to improve performance on my end? Any tweaks or anything?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Sounds like a shard connection. Your bandwidth goes down as others use the connection. With 10 people, you get 1/10th of the bandwidth.

    About all you can do is pay to have your own connection installed.
     
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