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Solved: School wifi network troubles, no connection on some computers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by SES1234, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. SES1234

    SES1234 Thread Starter

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    Hey there!

    Okay, so where i go to school there is about 1100 students and its in one large square block building and there is atleast 20-30 routers in the building.

    When connecting to the internet in some parts of the building the internet is fine, like in most classrooms, but when in the (very big) hall, there seems to be little or no connection and my computer jumps on/off all the time, making it hard to study.. I have an Acer Aspire Timeline-X and i never have network problems apart from this.. my main concern was that it was that the routers' output is bad, but other computers (mainly MacBooks - about 40-50% at my school) have no problems at all gaining internet connection whether in the classrooms or in the hall.

    Anyone have an explanation for this? and are there any ways or tweeks to gain or ensure a better connection or isolating a connection..

    any help would be much appreciated! :)

    - S.E.S.
     
  2. valis

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    heyya s.e.s, welcome to TSG. :)

    Seeing how this is a school, chances are high we are not going to be able to do too many tweaks at all. Have you contacted the school's IT department yet?
     
  3. SES1234

    SES1234 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for such a fast answer. Well we have complained about the internet several times but i'm not sure if anyone has brought up the problem about some computers gaining connection and others not.. but anyone know what could be trickering this? is it simply the computers' hardware specs and software that makes them gain/not gain connection?
     
  4. valis

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    chances are it's bandwidth. There's only x amount of pipe to toss the data down, and if there are more users than bandwidth, things can get bogged down.

    Again, unfortunately, there isn't going to be anything we can do here. The school runs their network as they see fit, and it's considered very bad taste for another networking person to come through afterwards and make changes.

    thanks,

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