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How to improve school internet connectivity?

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I would appreciate if anyone can help with this issue.
I need to find a temporary solution to improve the network for a small school with high traffic and usage (300-400) . We have the internet slow down on two days where we have the highest traffic of students using their devices. I know we need to upgrade to the enterprise level equipment but currently, we have only home networking routers: Asus, Netgear 7000 and others. On heavy days, it is impossible to do anything since all students are online with their equipment.

What is the immediate solution to solve the bandwidth issue, so school can operate until the end of the semester?

Do we need to upgrade to enterprise level solution or open mesh type solution will suffice? Any specific recommendations? Thank you
Apr 18 '16 #1
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In my corporation, the number one bottleneck for bandwidth is at the hardware level. If your hardware can't support the throughput of the circuit, you are only hurting yourself. The second, is improper use of the internet. Example: Streaming websites such as ESPN, YouTube, Netflix, etc. Throttling the bandwidth allowed to such sites that could be considered "off-limits" will increase performance if your hardware is capable of maximum circuit throughput. I hope this helps!
Apr 18 '16 #2

ryno du preez
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The wouls suggest implementing a proxy server so you can control internet access and who is allowed see wich websites like youtube ect. It sounds to me you have an Abuse problem. You can also run antivirus scans on your computers as bots will also cause high internet usage
Jul 20 '16 #3

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