[kwlug-disc] [To keep Bob delirious.] Was, & still could be: Re: New geek in the area
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Sep 9 23:56:01 EDT 2010
Bob Jonkman wrote, On 09/09/2010 7:33 PM:
> Four whoas. Whoa! Actually, your average Linksys router can probably support four
> DLS connections bonded together with MLPPP before it pooches out. And I use
> "bonded" only in the loosest sense -- it's not true bonding, but "bonding" is a
> convenient word for those of us with only a one-propeller beanie.
> You purchase (rent?) four DSL lines (either on a regular POTS phone line or on a dry
> loop) for $31.95 x 4, add the MLPPP charge of $4.00 x 4, four DLS modems (Acme
> Telephone in Kitchener has a good price for a Speedtouch 516: $44.95 x 4 at
> http://speedtouch.ca/ ) and connect them all with a Linksys router running
> Tomato/MLPPP from http://fixppp.org . Now you have up to 20Mbps download / 2.5Mbps
You sure about 20Mbps / 2.5 Mbps?
I would have thought any 1 stream would get a max. of 5Mbps, but you
could have 4 going at the same time. i.e. I would not have thought the
lines would actually be aggregated - each tcp/ip session having its
own source & destination ips.
Now, unless you are doing some more than serious uploads/downloads,
this probably wouldn't matter. e.g. I expect the largest average http
get to be only a few hundred K, at most. (Average.) And without
aggregation no one person could suck the life out of everyone else -
which is undoubtedly a good thing. So Glenn's kids AND Mom could be
sucking down video, and with a 4 line setup, Glenn himself would still
get a kick at the pot. (Otherwise, one download would still suck the
life out of everyone else, just for a shorter time!) (-:
> upload with an 800 Gbyte/month cap. Or if you pay $39.95 x 4 for Teksavvy's
> Unlimited service there's no cap. And you get a static IP with every MLPPP line.
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