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My administrator cut off my downloads ability

November 12, 2012 at 01:30:11
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#1
November 12, 2012 at 02:33:50

there is porbably a good reason why they cut the ability for downloading. There really isnt anything we can do, you need to speak your administrators, you may need to jusifty your need for it though.

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#2
November 12, 2012 at 03:50:57

We are 5 computers on a home network. The administrator decides who gets to do what, when, with no one having any say. It is of no use trying to negotiate with him. He wants what is best for himself, with no regard to anyone

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#3
November 12, 2012 at 04:57:57

He wants what is best for himself, with no regard to anyone

You're no different.

Here's what I think is going on.

You're probably a college student and so are your roommates. You like to download tons of illegal music, movies, and/or software. You have P2P software that runs 24/7. Just FYI, downloading can, and does, hog all available bandwidth.

Your one roommate is paying for the internet but is kind enough to share with you. I'm betting he's an avid gamer. I'm guessing when you're running your P2P, it bogs his game down to a slow crawl and he can't play it. I'm guessing he's asked you a couple times to stop so he can play and either you won't, or he just got tired of having to find you and ask you to shut your software down so he cut you off.

If the above is correct here's your simple solution:

Pay for your own internet connection that you don't have to share with anybody else. Then you control it and all bandwidth associated with it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
November 12, 2012 at 05:18:11

Sorry, but no, I'm just an ordinary housewife with little experience in software, etc. We really do share the paying with others, and the administrator is not my hubby, just the one with the most knowledge of software. I really do not want to wash dirty laundry, I just wanted some help. This really is not the place for it, I'm sorry for making it personal

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#5
November 13, 2012 at 04:49:44

You'll have to excuse me. The scenario I described is the "norm" for posts like yours. Your situation is a first for me.

Considering you're paying for your fair share, but not getting a "fair share" of available bandwidth, I'd be very upset with the person administering the network. Unless they plan on reducing your monthly payment along with the reduced bandwidth and capability they're being totally unfair to you. Especially if you weren't hogging all the bandwidth as I first suspected.

Other than talking to the administrator you only have one other choice as I see it and that's to get your own internet connection.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
November 13, 2012 at 05:07:15

We are already looking into getting our own. The problem is in the contract. We cannot back out. Paying double is not an option as we have a budget to consider. As I said, there is no reasoning with him, as he simply denies everything. We just have to suck it up. Nobody said life was fair.

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#7
November 13, 2012 at 13:16:07

As I said, there is no reasoning with him, as he simply denies everything. We just have to suck it up. Nobody said life was fair.

This is seriously too bad.

I hate people who take advantage and it's obvious this person is.

I would begin complaining to whomever you signed the contract with. I suspect it's not the same person in charge of the IT. Also, if there is anybody else suffering with the same situtaion you can speak to, if you all band together, perhaps you can get something done.

You should at the very least be able to do operating system updates and updates for antivirus. If you can't, that's a serious problem because as exploits and new viruses are found, you're unable to update your software to compensate and protect yourselves, and your systems. This goes beyond "unfair" and completely into "unethical, immoral, and illegal".

If you try to run these updates and they don't work, then there is definitely something fishy and it's entirely possible the people you signed said contract with don't know about what's going on and if you bring this to their attention, may take steps.

Unless this contract specifically says you get internet access only and no ability to download, then the IT guy is in breach and you have a legal case. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are a few videos, complete with date/time stamp worth in a legal case?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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