So I recently moved into a new appartment way off campus. And have therefore lost my 500Mbit connection. Along with it's glorious(at times) latency.
So here's the real problem... I know cable-connections arent anywhere near as fast as an ethernet connection, but I also know that my ping/latency to the world shouldnt be hovering in the 200-300's. But you cannot say no to a free cable internet connection when you're a college student.
But this connection is horridly slow. I can download 200-300-500KB/s on occassion but only after a solid delay before actually making the connection to start the download.
My pings are on the order of 200-500 always on whatever games I *attempt* to play online. And worse yet, the situation at hand has made it practically impossible to work from home via an ssh console.. it's just too damn slow, even typing I have lag before seeing the keys. (I had none of this while on the ethernet on campus)
So as far as I can tell, here's how I'm hooked up:
Plug into wall from computer... then off to one switch/hub that I can ping, but beyond that I'm unsure. We dont have a cable modem/router in our appartment, it's likely somewhere else in the appartment building, connected to several hubs/switches before it gets to each room.
I realize things will slow down when there is that much traffic trying to be pushed through one or two routers.
(I was thinking that I might be able to 'bypass' all of those switches/hubs by purchasing a cable-modem/router, and plugging it into a cable jack, then using that as a hub for the 3 rooms in my appartment, any idea if this may work for me? I guess this is the real question at hand..)
Thanks in advance,