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Re: Bonded Pipes
We have installed several of the WebRamp products and still have mixed emotions about them. They are certainly an inexpensive way to provide higher bandwidth and take little time to setup and install. We had some initial problems getting the PPP working with terminal servers but soon discovered it was a matter of an un-supported compression algorithm. The products seem to work as advertised with one small glitch, the time out. If using the analog device, the time required to dial and establish a PPP session causes the users browser or Email client to time out. Sure, we could keep the lines up but most business customers out here pay per minute charges on outgoing calls so that is not really a solution. Obviously, ISDN does not suffer from this. Other than that, it is a product with a large market in small business and small LAN connectivity. As to the charging for 2 or more lines, we simply set a monthly rate slightly higher than dial up with no usage charges. >Does anyone out there have any comment on some of the new, bonded pipe >products like the WebRamp M3 or Transendmodem? From what I understand they >are saying that multiple lines can be aggregated to act as one, virtual >line. > >My question is: will the ISPs support multiple sessions from the same >account (name/password) without charging N X the number of lines per hour? >If yes, then these like like cheap alternatives to ISDN. If not, is there >any benefit to aggregating? > > > > Robert J. Fehn Sr.,President and CEO Senior Systems Engineer, Jersey Cape Information Systems Inc. "Access, Engineering, Microwave Links, Consulting, Design."