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Tasuki

I am currently displaced from my home and currently am forced to live in a hotel for the time being, sadly the internet sucks here and not great for gaming or even downloading games at all. I was wondering if anyone knows a work around this sort of thing. I have tried using my smartphone as a hotspot but unfortunately I hit some sort of cap on the data and it's not much better then the hotel wi-fi.

I thought about maybe calling my local ISP to see if they can do something like maybe back when I had an apartment.

Just wondering if anyone else has suggestions that I haven't thought of cause this internet is killing me.

Thanks in advanced.

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TheJGG

@Tasuki If you're in there full time, or at least for the long term I'd suggest maybe contacting a local provider and working out a package like that? That, and then get it installed in your room? Sorry I can be much help...

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@Tasuki Using phone as mobile hotspot was my only idea. The only thing I can think of is, asking your mobile provider if you can upgrade your data for one month. I realize that may not be an attractive option.

When we rent a place for a week at the beach, internet is not great, and I've used my verizon phone as mobile hotspot to play Splatoon. Online play isn't heavy on data. I assume downloading full games is a data heavy. I guess 2Gb of new game would equal 2GB of data?

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Octane

@Tasuki Online gaming can be done via phone hotspot, I've done it before and it doesn't take much.

For downloading stuff, maybe use public wi-fi somewhere else? Most places have it these days, just gotta hope it's a decent bandwidth.

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Tasuki

@Octane The only problem with Public Wi-fi is I would have to lug around a tv and my console and that's not really an option.

I guess I will have to go to my phone provider and see if I can get unlimited hotspot data.

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Pirate1

You can also ask the hotel to reset their routers, sometimes that helps. If they outsourced their tech, there will be a phone number to the company (which is actually quicker than the desk having to call engineering to do it). If that doesn’t work, your room may not be near an AP, so go to the front desk and asked to be moved to a room near one. They should be accommodating since you’re a long-term guest.

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WoomyNNYes

@Tasuki Have you asked the hotel where wifi is strongest? Maybe a lounge or the lobby have strong signal. If you want to download a game, you could go hangout in the strong wifi area until the game dowloads.(make sure console is charge before hand).

Caveat being, a big game could take a long time. And, this option doesn't improve your room's wifi.

Could you switch rooms to a room that has stronger wifi? Forgive me if that's not an option.

If none of this is helpful, no need to reply.

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Eel

Maybe you could check if your service provider can sell dedicated hotspot machines with unlimited data plans or something like that?

Depending on the length of your stay at the hotel, another viable, and cheaper, option could be to cut back on hobbies that require a good constant internet connection. Just for the time being.

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Tasuki

@Eel Unfortunately I don't know how long I will be staying here it could be a day could be a year. So giving up gaming isn't really an option.

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