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Re: WAN Adapters...Wan in general

On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 06:08:17PM +0000, Alex wrote:

You are not very clear.  Do you mean "cable" as in cable tv?
Then you will almost certainly want the cable modem that goes
with the service.  Or do you mean "cable" like any old wire
cable running into the building?

You will help yourself most by clarifying the question.  Then
jump up and down and ask your new provider to give you the
gear.  :-)


> A question to you all:
> Im sort of in a tight spot here. I want to connect my enterprise through
> a cable line provided by a big carrier. They call it "an internet
> link".....well a modem can be an internet link but ive never needed a
> 1,200 dls. device to route it (yeah, they want me to buy a router as
> well). Now, i dont want to buy the router, i want to implement a linux
> router for this kind of network..... Some call it WAN link ups.....some
> call it Direct inet links..... im just calling it WAN
> Now, as far as ive gotten by my research, one needs to buy a WAN card
> that understands the HDLC protocol or the SyncPPP protocol (depending on
> your provider). Ive foung at least three that run under linux.....
> Now something made me nervous.... my provider said he can get me a V.35
> line or a g207 line (i dont know what does that mean), i cant find docs
> on bridging from this kind of interface to ethernet.
> Anyway, some of this cards support this kind of interface and they range
> from 500 to a 1000 dollars. I dont know what to buy, i cant find further
> documentation, i dont know dick (pardon me). 
> I want to make a bridge between this kind of interface (this HDLC or
> SyncPPP or WAN connection) and my internal network....o yeah, by the
> way, I need this to give internet access to all the people here.......if
> your answer is "go buy the router, quit posting here" then please at
> least point me to some docs on WAN's and currently available protocols
> and stuff...
> Sincerely
> Alex  
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