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My University has a 230kb/s bandwidth cap... Normally this is enough for me, but during peak hours, the lousy networking they have hear drops that down VERY LOW (like 50-100kb/s at some times)...

Well I was curious if there was a way to receive the 230kb/s through my PC, and attach my laptop to my PC and receive the 230kb/s it is capped at as well... And bridge them into a single connection of up to 460kb/s?

Thanks for any answers!
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Its not possible sorry. The only way to do it is if your ISP supports it on their end as well as providing you with the hardware/software to do it on your end.
    
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Wow they are some terrible speeds. You should get a cheap Wimax solution from Clear if you want something temporary and cheap. Even at their worst time they are still usually at least 4Mb/s.

Then you can hook up a wireless router and charge per MAC address to get on from all the other kiddies.
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Depends on how there system works. do they have like 100megabits of bandwidth that is shared between 100 MAC addresses? or is it just a crappy ADSL style 1.5 megabit connection?

If its per mac address, you can possibly link them together, no idea how. get beers onto it
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Depends on how there system works. do they have like 100megabits of bandwidth that is shared between 100 MAC addresses? or is it just a crappy ADSL style 1.5 megabit connection?

If its per mac address, you can possibly link them together, no idea how. get beers onto it
No idea... I am in the dorms, every room has an internet connection... I am not sure how it is set up...

I know:
1) At optimal conditions - It is capped at 233KB/s download and upload... (This is only at like 8 in the morning when everyone is still asleep)...
2) At peak hours (after classes are mostly out for the day) it gets really slow as people are back in their rooms on the internet...

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Wow they are some terrible speeds. You should get a cheap Wimax solution from Clear if you want something temporary and cheap. Even at their worst time they are still usually at least 4Mb/s.

Then you can hook up a wireless router and charge per MAC address to get on from all the other kiddies.
I have no idea what you are talking about... What is Clear? How cheap is it? How reliable is it? Is it 4g or something because I am in dorms, I doubt they would let me have some internet put in here ?

Thanks for suggestion btw, if it is cheap I will seriously consider that as I am a mega nerd on video games and the internet A LOT.
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OK I just google'd Clear...

It is $45 a month for their 6mbps service... Just a quick couple of questions -

-Is it reliable? Like it isn't just going to drop out on me randomly is it?
-Are the speeds fluid? Like is it going to be ~6mbps most of the time, or is it going to be like 1mbps most of the time with intermittent 6mbps bursts?
-What is the latency like? I am mostly interested in internet stuff for gaming... So if it has like 500ms response times to their 4g access points, I doubt this would help me very much?
- Also, do any of you have this? Do they have flexible plans? Like I will only be needing this while I am at school, so do they have like month by month plans or am I going to need to sign up for like a 2 year contract or something?

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OK I just google'd Clear...

It is $45 a month for their 6mbps service... Just a quick couple of questions -

-Is it reliable? Like it isn't just going to drop out on me randomly is it?
-Are the speeds fluid? Like is it going to be ~6mbps most of the time, or is it going to be like 1mbps most of the time with intermittent 6mbps bursts?
-What is the latency like? I am mostly interested in internet stuff for gaming... So if it has like 500ms response times to their 4g access points, I doubt this would help me very much?
- Also, do any of you have this? Do they have flexible plans? Like I will only be needing this while I am at school, so do they have like month by month plans or am I going to need to sign up for like a 2 year contract or something?

Thanks!
As far as I know you have to buy the USB device, plug it in, and go. They advertise 6Mb/s, but I have usually seen them at around 4 to 5Mb/s. Still a LOT better than what you are getting.
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As far as I know you have to buy the USB device, plug it in, and go. They advertise 6Mb/s, but I have usually seen them at around 4 to 5Mb/s. Still a LOT better than what you are getting.
I will look into it... I don't know how well the signal can get my dorm... I have been asking around and most people I have talked to have said that you will get a lousy signal anywhere inside of buildings...

I will ask them about it when I call... I may be in luck though, as I am on a University campus and that campus is more or less on a US Air Force base... There is bound to be a tower somewhere around here
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If it was 2 wired connections it could be done i guess.
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You would need load balancing capable router.
 
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