[ILUG] Hi all, Eircomm Highspeed query.
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Wed Jul 11 15:02:11 IST 2001
On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 12:23:49PM +0100, Wynne, Conor wrote:
> I have successfully argued and convinced her indoors that ISDN is cheaper
> for us.
What lies did you tell :-)
> Please recommend something that will work by plugging it onto the com port.
No, no, a thousand times no :-) Certain people here are going to find this
tedious (afternoon, Kevin) but ISDN is a synchronous protocol and accessing
it via an asynchronous port is just braindead esp. now that the major
distros have integrated ISDN4Linux (I4L) very well and it's really just plug
With I4L you have another network interface which is always there,
and can be configured to come up on demand if required. You get much lower
latency than through a serial port (witness John Diamond's mention of his
fathers situation where the TA is connected via USB and it's much faster
than via the serial port)
> Anyway, what TA should I get? Will the Eircomm one do grand - as its
> relatively cheap - or should I do a Niall and get it from Scan? I had a
> quick google yesterday but they were all more expensive than the eircom
Go with I4L and use an internal TA - about 20 quid from Scan, or for a
little more, you can get one with an analog port.
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