What is an Operating System? An operating system is a program designed to run other programs on a computer. Manufacturers will drop support for older operating systems over time. To determine your computer's operating system, click here.
Internet bandwidth on ResNet is a shared resource, so the more users utilizing this in a given time, the less bandwidth there is per user. During weekdays, ResNet bandwidth is limited between 7am and 6pm. On weeknights after 6pm and weekends, ResNet shares bandwidth with UNI's campus network, providing faster download speeds. Below is a graph of ResNet's current Internet usage.
1. What is ResNet?
For a good description of this, view our About Us page. If you need immediate help, click here.
2. Why are Internet download speeds different at different times of the day?
Peer to peer (p2p) file sharing is used to both download files and make them available for upload to other computers. Some common peer to peer clients are LimeWire, Kazaa, FrostWire, and BitTorrent. More information on removing peer to peer software may be found here.
Dangers of File Sharing Programs
File sharing can be a useful and powerful tool; however, due to the nature of this technology, it carries with it a variety of potential problems:
The following are steps for how to determine your operating system type. This is useful information in the event you call the helpdesk or require assistance from an RCC, as they will want to know what type of operating system they are troubleshooting.