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Windows 7: LAN-Jacked

07 Jun 2010   #11

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I'll chek it out.Thanks.

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07 Jun 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Scanned the article.Informative.I know it sure seems like a fight.I get so aggravated sometimes.I cant even watch online reruns.Forget about gaming.I know this system is capable at average at least.Oh well.The wife can play Pogo.She's happy.Guess thats all that matters. Still...I want to experience the world of technology unfettered.I'm new at this and I feel I'm being juked.NOT GIVING UP.Thanks for all the confirmation.You guys are great.An invaluable resource.:)
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07 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Just one point to add here ...

There are two speeds which are involved in connecting to the internet over a LAN (Ethernet or wired), these are .....

The LAN Speed, which is the connection to the hotel system and their router.

This LAN speed is displayed in the network properties of windows (as your screenshot shows) Common Speeds here are 10 or 100Mbit/s - you appear to be connected here at 10 Mb/s.

There is also the WAN speed, which is the connection from the Hotel to the Internet itself - this may be advertised by the hotel as a rate but this due to many factors will be less than advertised in actual use. This is due to losses in lines, and contention, this speed is shown by the online test that you presented in I think your second post.

For example at the moment I have a LAN speed of 100 Mb/s but a WAN speed of only 6 Mb/s

Hope this helps :)
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07 Jun 2010   #14

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Yes,It all helps.I still can't accept that NOTHING can be done.Even being a newbie,I recognize potential.Now that I've finally started on this path of logic-based machines,I will explore it with great zest.And knowing that there are those out there that can share their knowledge/experience makes me feel more comfortable doing so.Hope 2012 doesn't stop me short!HA
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07 Jun 2010   #15

Win7 Home Premium 64x

This is a laptop right? Maybe go to a Starbucks and get online there. Or look for local free wifi spots. places like McAlisters have free wifi (obviously you have to eat [nothing is free{sorry}]) you can at least test out the system to see its full potential.

also for places with shared networks, a lot of the time, they set a number of users, then break up the bandwidth to that number. this is good and bad. Good: You are gaurenteed access even if your neighbor is trying to download GB's of data. Bad: and yet, if no one else is on, you are still capped at that speed.

for example: so for 100 rooms, the bandwidth is divided into 100 chunks. you get one chunk and that is your chunk. You will have that speed no matter who else is on.
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07 Jun 2010   #16

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

'Preciate it ,Thorsen.I'll try your suggestion on other WAN.I'm sure this system is capable of more.Yes-Laptop.I dont get out much anymore.Guess I'll grin and bear it.......For now,anyways.Staying up 'til 3 am to download anything gets a bit tiresome.Thanks again.
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08 Jun 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I just thought I'd add to this thread with some insider information.

Having been a network administrator that has worked very closely with a large number of chain hotels, I can tell you that you will rarely get the advertised speed. This is most likely illegal (in some countries) and unfortunate, technology has grown so fast that most governments don't have procedures and systems in place to monitor these advertising breaches. It would be expensive for them to measure with little reward.

I’m definitely aware of bandwidth throttling from a large number of hotels as unwritten policy. The most commonly throttled (or blocked) applications are torrent apps, download sites, some online games and video streaming sites, especially adult orientated sites.

There are various ways to circumnavigate throttling and blocking. Success depends on the lengths that the hotel team has gone to restrict your access (which is usually fairly basic). There are also simple ways to get around the double charge if you add more than one device to your hotel room. Most workarounds are well known although not often applied; however, they may also be applied in the workplace and I’m a little reluctant to post due to legality and ethical considerations. Although I’m happy to write a whistle blower and workaround article for admin review.

Lastly, I just want to add that not all hotels block or throttle traffic and the problem may be due to the hotel’s ISP or any of the other great suggestions (such as bandwidth sharing, or hardware limitations/connectivity) mentioned earlier in this thread.
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08 Jun 2010   #18

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thanks TimStitt.The manager here confirmed the restriction of LAC.I never use torrent due to seeing my friends scream about computer crashes.I am mainly concerned because I like to watch MI5,24,and other reruns.It's a little difficult to do so at 3kbs.I would like to try online gaming as well......FORGET ABOUT IT.I'm sure that the system is very basic.I'm just not that computer savvy,yet.THE GAME IS AFOOT!
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25 Jun 2010   #19

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Wish I could lock this in............LAC is rediculous.
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