#1
Since i am going to uni in a few weeks, i was wondering if anyone has any do's and dont's for university internet e.g. downloads etc...
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#2
Both campuses I've attended monitor for torrenting, and track your shit.

So at the very least, I advise not doing that.
#4
- Don't download continuously
- Don't download too much
- Don't seed
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I never had any problem with mediafire, but you might want to ask some friends on campus if they know anything about it.
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Both campuses I've attended monitor for torrenting, and track your shit.

So at the very least, I advise not doing that.


This, unless it's a legal torrent of course. They might have bandwidth limits though.


Don't visit any sites about drugs, something like erowid, without a VPN or https connection, if they monitor your internet.
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This, unless it's a legal torrent of course. They might have bandwidth limits though.


Don't visit any sites about drugs, something like erowid, without a VPN or https connection, if they monitor your internet.


They can't do anything about visiting drug sites, that's not illegal at all.
#12
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At my college only P2P was blocked. Stuff like Mediafire is fine, I think it only shows up as bandwith going through your browser and not a torrent client, so they probably just assumed you're streaming or something.
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#13
Basically don't torrent or upload files to those hosts. Most track uploads more than they do downloads. At least that is what I found when I asked. Mediafire / Rapidshare etc are http downloads so from a blackbox perspective they just look like you were downloading a lot of anything - eg stuff from Itunes / Steam etc
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#14
I never torrent/seed anything so i'll ask around when i get there about Mediafire, Megaupload etc.
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#15
On the university college I go on here In Norway, they care little as long as I ain't sharing copyrighted stuff. It's 3000 students that have access to that, I doubt they really are monitoring all traffic, let alone caring. Only restricting swtiches/routers and servers on their network.
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^ Hi Blakey-poo :3

At my college only P2P was blocked. Stuff like Mediafire is fine, I think it only shows up as bandwith going through your browser and not a torrent client, so they probably just assumed you're streaming or something.


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Basically my uni is the same way.
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Basically my uni is the same way.
I already have a nickname in the AT

What was your college's punishment? Mine would shut your internet off for a week and I think you had to talk to some people to get it fixed again. Sucked for people with classes that are all online except the lectures.
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#19
I downloaded a metric shit-ton of music from sites like Mediafire and Rapidshare. Never had any problems with the 'net police. Saying that, one of my flat mates had his internet cut off for a week when literally all he used the internet for was watching iPlayer.

Be reasonable and spread out your bigger downloads, would be my advice.
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#20
Don't torrent. At my uni they put a temp ban on your mac address if you try to. Stuff like medafire wasn't blocked but still monitored.
Also don't use any network that you have to log into using your own credentials if you're prone to doing anything that isn't legal or that you wouldn't want anyone knowing about.
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