My internet provider sucks

It’s Monday! I woke up to a huge migraine and shitty weather, so it feels like a proper Monday. Today, however, I wanted to talk about my internet situation and the huge headache that it causes me.

Writing this blog post is painful as I have to constantly wonder whether or not any of my changes to this post have actually been saved. I can’t watch shows, I can’t play games. I can’t go ahead and upload screenshots from Steam to then include in my posts. I also will have to pass on uploading the video of my XCOM 2 Succession Game turn as I had huge troubles downloading the save file in the first place – so uploading a video of that size is a whole different story. Still, my post on that should be out tomorrow or the day after that?

And what’s incredibly frustrating about this situation is that I can’t do anything about it. It’s out of my control. If I fail an online exam because I get kicked out of the Zoom-Meeting, then I’ll just have to do the same class in the next semester, delaying my degree and hence my job/future further. Similarly, the internet connection, water, electricity, etc. is included in the contract. I pay the full rent despite having internet troubles because it just seems to have struggles, I guess? I don’t know what to do about this. I mean, yes, the rent is cheaper as I live in a dorm but at the same time, I’m not living in luxus or anything like that.

What’s more, is that my old router seems to have “broken” after I had to disable DHCP in its settings, the internet got worse after that even with the fix that the support people suggested, and I now have to get a new router according to the IT team. The internet provider that we have in this dorm is different from other dorms – and our internet provider seems to be the only one struggling. When I wrote e-mails to them and waited for 30+ minutes while calling the support, I got ignored. I got no response whatsoever and contacting the dorm people only ended up in them telling me to contact the internet provider. Now that a lot of people from this dorm have started to bombard said internet provider (and the people that provide the dormitory) with e-mails and calls, we ended up getting a response. Finally. According to them, they “didn’t know” about Zoom-Meetings or anything like that which is bullshit because the IT-guy that came here a year ago knew about it and tried to fix the issues so that we wouldn’t fall behind on studies. Similarly, I got the impression that they have no intention to do anything in the first place. It sucks.

Long story short, I’m not sure if I can stream at all or what I’ll do about my exams. It’s incredibly frustrating and infuriating. If there was at least a reduction in rent or anything like that, it’d be alright, I guess? Then I could potentially contact a separate internet provider to provide better internet but as it stands, I’ll just have to pray that it gets better…

Oh well.

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well.

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