On 26 Jul 2005, at 16:34, philip at imageviewer.co.uk wrote:
> Irish Broadband Wireless 1Gb costs 35.99 euros per month, plus free
> installation (before end July). That's about 70 euros less per month
> than my current bill for Vodafone's pathetic Connect Card ('Disconnect
> Card' would be more apt) with a putative 57.6Kbs speed (in reality,
> 2Kbs per second average after hang ups and time outs!).
To be fair, you are comparing apples with lemons.
> The building the broadband is being implemented in has two existing
> 'router'/'hubby' like boxes. One has 24 ethernet sockets and 'RWDATA'
> printed on the box. The other has 8 ethernet sockets and 'CENTRE COM
> MR815T' as its John Henry. Does anyone know if these would be suitable
> for 'routing' the internet link?
No - they're switches, more than likely, which enable you to connect
all your computers together. But they won't do the routing which is
necessary for all your computers to share the 1 public address IBB will
give you. For that, you need to buy a router of some kind as already
> And if so, why 2 boxes?
Because there were more than 24 ports needed? Or perhaps there were two
isolated networks? Only the previous owner and user of the switches
could tell you with certainty.
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