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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby cygnes » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:03 pm

psymon wrote:Awesome new network aside, pleeeeeease can everyone disable ANY peer to peer software!
Turn it back on when you've returned home.

Also, will there be WiFi we can connect to, make up for the mobile black spot that is Budleigh Salterton village hall?


that would be awesome if the Kind WestLAN staff could find time to sort :)

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Madjesty » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:05 pm

Decent internet and talk of wireless? Ye gods, what next? Beds & showers at WestLAN?

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby psymon » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:21 pm

Madjesty wrote:Decent internet and talk of wireless? Ye gods, what next? Beds & showers at WestLAN?

Shower? At LAN? Does not compute...
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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Freelance » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:26 pm

It's one of those topics that raises it's head every now and then - it's really hard to find a better venue that ticks all the boxes, a separate sleeping room would be a godsend though. For a longer lan I think showers would become a necessity, but for the generic friday night to sunday afternoon lan it's okay.

Generally I think westlan have got the maximum out of the venue we have, and unless you try for more attendees then nothing is going to 'break' (although I'm reminded of the female toilets situation a while back).
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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby cygnes » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:45 pm

ooh lets not go there :(

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Neomancer » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:42 pm

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Neomancer wrote:Good news... 75Mb downstream :D

Yay does that mean no speed limits



Not really.. if everyone goes hell for leather hammering the internet then we will still have the same issues as before...its only 4x faster than the last connection...

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Wishy » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:49 pm

There haven't *really* been any speed limits

There are a few things we've done over the years to try and make the internet usable when there are too many users sharing too little bandwidth
- The original steam protocol didn't allow caching, as a result we rate limited port 27030 to prevent accidental steam downloads from sucking all the bandwidth. We've ceased this since implementing lan cache around 2 years ago.
- We restrict online gaming, as UDP (used for game traffic) has no congestion control, and will keep sending a decent chunk of data irrespective of the state of the connection. We'll review this after this lan
- Finally, the "fair usage team" will swing into action when people start to complain the internet is sucky. We'll look at data usage and identify those downloading, then inform them that they are doing so (Generally this is unintentional, for example origin..)
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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby psymon » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:46 pm

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Techfreak-SSM » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:38 pm

A welcomed speed increase this LAN, glad the increased ticket price was able to make this possible as well as other Admin/staff items which have gone on behind the scenes. Keep you the great work staff :mrgreen:
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