LAN Information

An FAQ on our LAN Parties

What is a LAN Party?

A LAN party is an event where everyone brings their computer to a big room to all play games together and eat unhealthy amounts of junk food.

What does LAN stand for?

LAN stands for Local Area Network which is what we are all connected to while at these events.

It basically means we're all connected by ethernet cables for superfast connection speeds.

How often do LANs take place?

There is generally 1 LAN per term.

How long do they last?

Our LANs all last 48 hours (Friday evening to Sunday Evening).

Do I have to be there the whole time?

No! Whilst there will always be an exec presence at LAN, UWCS does not condone staying up for extended periods of time.

Can I sleep at LAN?

You cannot sleep at LAN (security don't like it)

If you intend to attend a large proportion of LAN, please make sure to shower before the event.

What does UWCS provide?

A room, tables, chairs, and the network

Network cables: For connecting to the network

A music server attendees can queue YouTube videos to

Sometimes we are able to bring out our VR Headset (the Index), and other consoles from Friday Night Gaming

Sometimes exec, or other members, bring board games with them - feel free to bring your own, but we can't guarantee space for them

What doesn't UWCS provide?

Computers/games: Sometimes we provide free-to-use gaming laptops curtesy of our sponsors; however unless we state otherwise, assume you have to provide your own computer and games

What should I bring?



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