Re: ISDN Adapter or Eth Router or Serial
Here is my $0.02 ...( two cents for non american speaking users, meaning "a
piece of my mind" -in liberal paraphrase.)
ISDN router is my vote. This way it's not "tied" to any specific
machine.Linux, unix, win 95 and NT as long as they have ethernet they'll
Can I recommend one? Of course...routers are like opinions...everyone
should have one ! :)
For the past week I've been using the netgear RT 328.
24 hours 7 days a week support ( in case you ever need it-probably you
I like the manuals, the router has a winprogram for setting it up AND you
can telnet into it and use its own character based menu program, unless you
are a die hard command line fan, you could telnet and switch to command
line interface... so... http://netgear.baynetworks.com look for the RT 328
( single ethernet port )-about $280 , or RH 348 ( four ethernet
Depending on where you shop.
I don't often quote models ...unless I have used them and like them.
..and no I don't works for them either... :)
Good luck to 'ya.
PS Since someone asked on another post....metered ISDN is where you pay per
minute of usage , centrex ISDN I believe they just charge you a large fee
up front per month.
Not sure if the term Centrex is used in Europe at all, but in general terms
in basicaly using the telephone company's phone system instead of your own.
The line you are calling although it has a "regular number" is in a way a
regular extension as if you were using an internal phone system. Centrex
allows you to forward calls and use features thet are otherwise available
only if you have your own phone system installed.
At 08:26 PM 10/25/1998 +0000, Steven Udell wrote:
>I need advice on what ISDN adapter to get.
>I have looked at the:
>3comImpact IQ (serial) "modem" external device..
>But am concerned about the limit of 115K speed on the serial port.
>And people say its just a toy..not a solid ISDN choice..(250.00 cost too)
>I have also looked at the:
>Cisco 766 or 776 ISDN router external. (quite expensive)
>One has just one eth port and the other has an intergrated 4 port 10baseT
>On this one how well it would work with Linux. Connected to my Eth card
>in my Linux box, would it use diald ? .. Would I compile the linux kernel
>with ISDN support for this?
>Or should I go with a lower cost(most likely) ISDN adapter card..
>I don't know which way I should go.. I will need it networked &
>I need a analog phone port for a fax & voice phone. I wouldn't mind
>useing the Linux kernels ISDN function either.. ;) But what should
>I look at..in terms of Adapter cards..suggestions?
>10 more days till the ISDN wireing is in ....
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