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Bandwidth hogs at public wifi/access points

March 2, 2010

When someone leeches your internet, you’ll be pissed. It’s your internet and no one else has to the right to it. But when you’re at a public place, everyone has a right to it. The problem is, everyone has the right to it. So, every once in a while, you get the loser jerkface who goes in to run his download of a movie file in the hundreds of megabytes, slowing down the already tiny bandwidth to an utter crawl. It really irks me. And the worst part is when you can almost tell who it is by their posture. They’ll most often be staring at their screen intently, not typing much while others are blasting away on research papers and essays, and more often than not wearing headphones.

Sure, not all culprits of said actions are the people behind your painful web surfing experience at your local Starbucks or Panera Bread. But, 9 times out of 10, it’s that guy. He’s getting comfy streaming his YouTube or downloading that humongous file from megaupload. And he needs a haircut and some real clothes, too. God, I hate those people. Please, leech the internet at your university campus or at home. Not in the public where others may be depending on it to actually accomplish real work, like checking emails for assignments or getting that ever important powerpoint sent. We don’t need you there getting nastily relaxed in a disturbing sprawled out position while we try to enjoy our coffee, snack, or attempt at getting done. Go Home.

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2 comments

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  2. Well said… why there aren’t smart routers that throttle down such hogs after a few seconds beyond me.

    Yes they can enjoy their movie download at 10 k per second…



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