[lug] residential T1

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Tue Aug 8 13:14:25 MDT 2000

On Tue, Aug 08, 2000 at 01:04:05PM -0600, Nate Duehr wrote:
>Cool -- I keep seeing the WAN cards section doing kernel builds, but never
>met anyone who actually HAD one!  :)
>What do they cost?

The one with the built-in CSU/DSU (meaning you can plug the T1 directly into
it) is around $900.  The one without is around $600, IIRC, but an external
CSU/DSU will cost you around $600, and you won't be able to pull line stats
directly on the Linux box without additional work.

We've got a spare one here, we could make you a deal on.  Oh, I also have
an Intel router that I'd sell you for $200 -- it requires a CSU/DSU though.
Nice thing about a stand-alone router is that you don't have to take it down
when doing maintenance on your firewall -- may or may not be an issue for
you.  The Intel router is pretty nice, it even does NAT and you can stick
a PCMCIA modem in it for a dial backup line.

We've had mixed success with the Sangoma cards.  One has been working great
for a couple of years now (after a somewhat painful install), the other
one we never could get to work (possibly because of router problems on the
ISP end, but it was made more difficult because it was halfway across the
country from us).

Emerging Technologies also makes T1 cards, but I recommend against them.
I've had nothing but trouble from both their products and their customer

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Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
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