[tech] membership enquiry

Luke Williams shmookey at shmookey.net
Mon Feb 1 14:16:39 WST 2010

Hi Simon,

If your VPN problems include being kicked off constantly then the
chances are very good that the problem is with the software
configuration on your computer or a hardware error (at the wireless
layer), and it is unlikely that you will find our VPN to be any more
stable. Additionally, the internet connection you'll get through our
VPN is pretty slow and with the new quota restrictions for students
(1gb/day) there is more reason than ever to try to fix your problem
rather than step around it. You might be able to find help at UCC with
your issue, but you'll probably have better luck visiting the Student
Internet Support Office at either the Reid or Science library, who are
much better equipped (and paid) to fix these kind of issues.

That said, I certainly don't want to talk you out of joining our club!
If you are interested in joining I encourage you to come along to our
stall on O'Day - we have a $5 first-time member special for guild


Luke Williams
UCC Wheel Member

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Simon Guest <simon at maths.uwa.edu.au> wrote:
> Hello,
> Apologies for the group email. I have seen your website and I think I would
> like to join if possible. I have been trying to connect my laptop wirelessly
> to the VPN SNAP network, and have been getting kicked off constantly. I
> understand you guys have a separate VPN server, and also the capability to
> ssh to machines your, without the need to go through VPN snap. Is this
> possible to do for lightish web browsing etc? I tried to drop by the UCC but
> the door was locked. If someone could let me know if I would be able to
> join, and also if someone could open the door for me this afternoon sometime
> after 4, then I would be most graeful.
> Many thanks
> Simon

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