What the hell! I can’t download any tunes, stream music or even surf the web at a reasonable rate. It took over 4 hours to get the 4 or 5 sets of ‘critical updates’ the other night after formatting this thing… That was way out by the Kelowna airport, about a mile from the UBC Okanagan campus. Now I’m at the Okanagan College dorms, right in the heart of Kelowna and It’s nearly impossible to use the web for anything other than e-mail and other text stuff, like HTMF and reading the news. Seriously, HTMF took over 20 seconds to load the front page… SHAW says that the problem is with college students running P2P services and they don’t expect things to get any better in the near future. Wouldn’t a packet_shaper or whatever fix that? Filter traffic moving through known P2P ports? I don’t very much understand how TCP/IP stuff works, or how things get from A to B, and yadda yadda, but I’m almost certain that Citytel implemented some sort of shaper device which fixed the big P2P overload we experienced about a year ago.
WTF?! Shaw just doesn’t seem to care at all, and I don’t believe Telus DSL is available on campus… Still, people in residential areas a mile away shouldn’t need to suffer because 1000 Atto McCanick’s are downloading porn on Limewire.