[TriLUG] Routing/router questions from a network wannabe :-)
jonesjc at intrex.net
Sun Mar 11 16:28:08 EDT 2007
I want to use this setup for a meeting for several individuals ( at
present about 8 ) - once a month -- in a location that doesn't have any
internet service. I know that I could purchase one of about 3 different
devices that are being marketed, one by d-link, one by Kyocera -- I
can't remember who makes the third one though. Since it is a once a
month thing for about 2 hours, I can't justify the cost. ( lowest cost
is about 180. dollars.. believe one with all the extras may approach 500
Why would companies market a product that is against "the rules"?? :-)
Maybe because they know a lot of individuals will be doing something
similar. I believe that all three of the devices on the market offer
battery packs to allow these small networks to exist in non-powered
areas that have access to cellular service ( Parks, camp grounds, etc )
for a limited operating time.
Thanks for all the comments and information.
James Brigman wrote:
>Which, hopefully, will change in the future. It makes no sense to tell
>customers they can only attach their one PC to the internet. Putting
>their machine on the 'net without a good router/firewall machine is bad
>business for everyone.
>People can go the "Zone Labs" route or run iptables on the same machine
>they use for their work, but those solutions don't work well for the
>demographic the 'net providers need the most.
>JC: do you HAVE to use the EVDO card?
>On Sun, 2007-03-11 at 07:54 -0500, Reginald Reed wrote:
>>Not to be the party pooper in the bunch, but this usage of Verizon's
>>EVDO service is against the terms of service.
>>On 3/11/07, Kevin Flanagan <kevin at flanagannc.net> wrote:
>>>There's also the Small Business server route, www.clarkconnect.org will
>>>provide much more than a router/firewall, mail, file services, web
>>>server, etc. Depends on your need.
>>>J.C. Jones wrote:
>>>>I have a Verizon Broadband card ( EVDO ) that works great with Ubuntu,
>>>>Red Hat 9.0, and Fedora Core 5 on my laptop. I would like to create a
>>>>system within my laptop that would hook to the internet through the EVDO
>>>>card ( in the pc/pcmcia card slot on my laptop ) and use a usb- ethernet
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