John David M. Miller
SAMnet - Software and More Inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of matthew
> Sent: Friday, August 21, 1998 10:10 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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.
> www.usr.com or www.livingston.com
> 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.
> 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