|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: [nylug-talk] Broadband withIP addresses
|On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 01:20:59PM -0500, jh wrote:
> Ruben Safir wrote:
> > I'm blowing through the top of my upload ability with my 1.1 SDSL connection
> > from covad and looking for some new solutions. Anyone know of anything
> > in the $200.00/mnt price range that includes stat IP addresses?
> I've been having the same issue. Here's what I've researched, and what
> I've ended up doing...
> + Business cable modem has a faster upload speed for the money, however...
> - No static IPs, at least on Optimum last time I asked,
> - No guarantee that they won't "cap" you, either,
> - May get slowdowns if you segment gets busy.
> + ADSL2 is supposed to support bonding. No one supports it (yet? ever?).
> Do a google, and you'll find that Europeans are enjoying bonded DSL,
> and have been for a while. Not us. This, IMO, would be the ideal
> solution. I'd buy four lines today from someone that offered it.
What is the advantage of ADSL2. Covad has it but its not faster uploads.
> - It doesn't exist in our marketplace :(
> + You can find (or build) devices that allow you to distribute uploads
> among multiple consumer DSL lines.
> - DIY is really unpleasant
> - Appliances that do it start at a few hundred dollars, but they work.
> They typically have horrible interfaces and are not flexible.
> - Doesn't help you if you have one big file to upload.
> - Lots of hassles with FTP if you're using it.
> - Some ISPs (*cough*Ace*cough*) are simply not compatible due to how
> they lock lines to your MAC - some of these devices play games with MAC
> + You can set up policy routing through a firewall that supports it and
> get multiple DSL lines. That's what I'm doing. It sucks, but it works.
> That's your choices until such time as telco/internet gets rational in
> this country, or until you have deeper pockets.
> > Ruben
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