I have an apartment in a newer building in Ximen that has a building wide shared internet connection. The entire building is connected to the same LAN and then connects to the Internet. Last weekend during the typhoon, the Internet went out because everyone was trying to use it at once. I figured that it would be an isolated event and not a problem. I was wrong.
I think I live in a building that has some serious online game addicts. The reason being is that every night at about 10 pm my connection goes from buzzing to dead. I still can see packets being sent but none being received. Is this as a result of the bandwidth being used up by people playing WoW and other online video games or something else like bandwidth restriction?
At this point, I have resorted to using the Internet during the day or at the lab at MTC. On the weekend I want to be able to call my parents back in the States because of the convenience of the time difference. I can’t during the week due to having morning classes. Trekking to Starbucks to use their Wifly is not a viable long term option. If I talk to the building management people, is there any way to fix this without upgrading to bigger bandwidth?
I don’t know what we have, but for some reason I suspect they are trying to use only a normal DSL line for a 14 story apartment building instead of paying for a proper connection (T3 line or similar)
Any suggestions, comments or advice?