On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 08:03 +0100, Conor Daly wrote:
>> So, you're essentially providing connectivity to IrishWAN and breakouts
> from there, would that be approximately correct?
No, we have never provided connectivity to irish wan and no part of our
network has ever been part of irish WAN. We don't share any sites with
Irish wan (not that we are opposed to shite sharing or anything.) We are
a commercial provider, Irish wan is enthusiast owned and operated
We do transit for a number of community owned Co-op's and would in
principle have no issue with doing transit for anyone who is not
intending to compete with us in our service areas.
> If I was to set up an
> antenna there in Galway (ballygar area) and another at home in Dublin,
> would I be able to route between them over the WAN?
I have never been involved with irish Wan so I have no idea what sort of
network that they have available to them these days
> I'd have no great
> problem with leaving the CPE equipment running to keep it happy.
>> > I do use a 3g solution when out and about. Mine is with Voda and I get
> > 3g in most urban areas, in rural areas it's GPRS (and crap).
>> How crap is GPRS? Could I use it to collect email from the home server
> and to indulge in things like chat?
Sure. That's what I use it for. in 3g land it's a 'fast enough' almost
broadband solution that works well enough to avoid paying for hotspots.
in GPRS land it's like bad dialup, but it is connectivity and I have
used it even for VPN & IMAP over GPRS whilst out at sea.
> I could set up a webfilter to block
> all of the ads and flash to reduce browsing load and download limit
Think the voda card has either 5 or 10 G per month which is plenty for
what I use it for
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