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internet at michigan

mflp20mflp20 Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
How is the internet speed at university of michigan?

I see there is an option for an ethernet cable as well as wireless.
Should I buy an etherent cable, is it worth it?

Are there any tips or suggestions it would be helpful to know of.
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Replies to: internet at michigan

  • entenduintransitentenduintransit Posts: 557Registered User Member
    Buy the ethernet cable. There is wireless internet coverage all across campus except in a a select couple of dorms, I can't remember which. The wireless is pretty good, but an ethernet cable is only $15-20 at your local Staples or online and wired internet is almost always faster and more reliable. If you get a 25' length cord you can comfortably use it anywhere in your room.

    Check to see if your dorm has wifi in the entire building. If not, then the ethernet cable will be required anyway. Also, if you don't want to buy it now, you can wait until you move in, try the internet out for a while, and then buy one and have it shipped to your dorm, not a big deal.
  • res ipsares ipsa Posts: 1,925Registered User Senior Member
    You can also buy ethernet cables on campus at the computer showcase.
  • iloveumichiloveumich Posts: 128Registered User Junior Member
    Does anyone know if there is wifi in Betsy Barbour?
  • Wolvie2013Wolvie2013 Posts: 25Registered User New Member
    Just looked at Betsey Barbour and it does appear that there is WiFi in the vast majority of Betsy Barbour :) Now, that's no indication of how fast the wifi will be in your room, but at least it's available!
  • nikeboy3004nikeboy3004 Posts: 446Registered User Member
    I was in the Markley Basement and I still got ridiculously fast internet with wireless. My download speed touch 6-7 mbps once (which I think is something in the ballpark of a 50mb connection)
  • maizeandblue21maizeandblue21 Posts: 583Registered User Member
    I didn't use one last year but a lot of people did. On you're hall there will be one big wireless router thing on the wall and your speed depends on how close your room is to that thing. So some people on one end of the hall basically couldn't get wireless in their room and on the other end of the hall it was really fast.
  • MasterPuppetMasterPuppet Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    @nikeboy3004
    Do you pay for that Wi-fi at Mary Markley or is it free? Also if you pay, how much is it?
  • entenduintransitentenduintransit Posts: 557Registered User Member
    All the wi-fi across campus is free and all students and faculty have access. Even non-students/faculty can get wi-fi, because scattered across the campus is free public U-M wi-fi as well. I was able to connect to it all over the place at orientation.
  • res ipsares ipsa Posts: 1,925Registered User Senior Member
    I think you need a Michigan uniquename and password to access the wifi.
  • nick12945nick12945 Posts: 74Registered User Junior Member
    You don't need to log in if you use their public wifi network.
  • nikeboy3004nikeboy3004 Posts: 446Registered User Member
    I did not pay for it.
  • rhythmgamingrhythmgaming Posts: 650Registered User Member
    I am here with statistics:

    wifi:
    [url]http://i.****/OYstT.jpg[/url]

    wired:
    Best download: [url]http://i.****/F8Osk.png[/url]
    best upload: [url]http://i.****/86a5C.png[/url]
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