Searching for a new identity
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beds, UK
Whole town is a network deadzone
I was just wondering if you could help me with a bit of a dilemma. I live in Bedfordshire in the UK and a friend of mine who lives in a town 10 miles away tells me that his town is a total deadzone for Internet Connection. By that I mean that the Internet is slow as fuck on any kind of device in the whole town. At first I thought he may have been exaggerating - until I went there myself.
His Laptop (an Acer model) is brand new, his phone is an Iphone 4S, I brought my Macbook Pro and 4S down too and all of them were slow as hell (took 20 minutes to fully load a three minute Youtube video). We asked around and it seems to be the general notion for the area and nothing to do with the tech itself.
My buddy was wondering, basically, what the hell can he do? He's not too worried about the phone but mostly the laptop. Is there a software fix? Add-ons, plug-ins? He's tried the basic "Speed up your youtube" BS you see advertised all over, what he wants is something a little more concrete. He said he wouldn't mind spending money on it if he has to because he's hoping to use his Internet a lot for a new career venture but would really want to do without the hassle.