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Re: [SLUG] fast internet connections...
- To: Colin Humphreys <ch@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] fast internet connections...
- From: DaZZa <dazza@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Sep 14 12:55:14 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Thu, 14 Sep 2000, Colin Humphreys wrote:
> My work is in desperate need of a faster internet connection. We
> currently have a massively overloaded 128K ISDN link.
> We signed a contract for a 2meg DDS Fastway, but are now 5 months down
> the track and Telstra have only just discovered that the plans for
> Harris St are wrong and the fibre doesn't run past our door, but
> terminates 400m away. They are yet to decide whether they are going to
> extend it or not.
> Our only option along a fixed wire is ISDN it seems now. Is anyone
> offering wireless connection in Sydney? How many of these ISDN's can we
> stack together, and what sort of router would we need to use? We need
> multiple external ip addresses also.
> I am beyond caring about the cost. Could someone drop me a message with
> a suggested solution before I go completely insane.
Primary rate ISDN.
You can get 10, 20 or 30 channel ISDN links from Telstra - it's as
expensive as hell, but you can aggregriate channels based on load until
you reach your limit.
As for what kind of router - a Cisco 2620 with a channelised ISDN module
will do the job.
Your big problem will be talking your upstream providor into allowing you
multilink over ISDN - most of them prefer not to - but if you can do that,
The best part is that you don't need any extra cable - Telstra should be
able to bring a PRI in via the same cable as your BRI. The bad news is
it'll still take them a month to install the damn thing.
If you want more information on HOW to do it, email me off list, 'cause
it's not really on topic.