RE: newbies ISP setup

John David M. Miller ( (no email) )
Fri, 21 Aug 1998 23:12:23 -0400

Actually 56k can be offered over straight T1s also but you
do lose you ISDN capability on straight T1 lines. We have had
excellent luck with our Ascend Max units.

John David M. Miller

SAMnet - Software and More Inc.
Ipswitch WebVAR

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of matthew
> Sent: Friday, August 21, 1998 10:10 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: newbies ISP setup
> ok. the first thing you need to know about providing 56k access is that
> it isn't done over normal phone lines.
> it is done over what is called "pri" lines.
> if you know what a t-1 line is (24 channels of 64k delivered over what
> essentially looks like a 10 base-t network cable) a pri is almost just
> like that except it is 24 phone lines not 64k data lines)
> although if you want to get anal data lines is the proper definition...
> anyway, so there are 24 lines in a pri. you lose 1 "line" for the
> handling of the call info so you wind up with 23 usable lines.
> so, 56k equipment comes in multiples of 23 because that is how many
> lines are in a pri and nobody really bothers with partial pri's.
> the short answer is you can check out the usr total control rackmount
> modems or you can also check out the livingston pm3 rackmount modems.
> or
> which is better is strictly a matter of religious orientation.
> we use all usr total control but that is just personal preference and
> based on the fact that we wanted to support x2 because that was the
> first real "standard" that consumers had. it was admittedly a gamble at
> the time but it sure worked out well for us.
> matthew
> Ken Chua wrote:
> >
> > Hello
> >
> > Can anyone recommend a Access Server or a Modem rack to provide about 50
> > lines for 56K access??
> >
> > Thank you
> > Kenzie