Just found out that it's fine to get a BT line installed in my halls for broadband Only problem is getting the planning everything
1) Anyone know of any decent ISPs in Scotland (or anywhere in the UK)? Cable internet is out of the question as the halls can only get analogue from NTL/Telewest
Basically looking for the basics - 1mbps, no bandwidth limit, etc - as well as student-specific things (e.g. a minimum contract of less than 12 months, 7-9 if possible).
2) Best one so far looks to be Eclipse Internet, but apart from Lamsey I dunno anyone on it. Having him on an ISP may be a endorsement in its own but anyone else have any experiences with them?
3) To save up on the wires (especially to stop tripping faults in the flat), the flat I'm in is planning on setting up a wireless network of me handling the line & network and the other three connecting to the line through my room. Course, the high-speed line could mean we could be on the MMOGs a lot - Have wireless got a lot better for gaming & downloading than they used to be, or is ethernet still pretty much the only effective option?
4) Hoping that 3's okay, any tips on how to set up the network? And more importantly, how I can get the hardware cheap and reliably?
Half of this could be in Hardware, but probably easier to keep it all in one place? Anybody able to help?