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Hi guys 


On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, Wandered Inn wrote:

> 
> 
> Robbie Honerkamp wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, Oct 29, 1998 at 04:26:01PM +0000, Wandered Inn wrote:
> > > Eric Z. Ayers wrote:
> > > >
> > > > $300 isn't high unless you compare it to a serial driven device, and
> > > > even then, it's a competititve price.  We've been using an external
> > > > Ascend box for a while. It goes through ethernet.  It's hassle free,
> > > > but prices of these type devices ranges between $500 and $1200.  A
> > > > spellcaster card is a nice low to intermediate range solution.
> > >
> > > I've got an USR 128K ISDN card, ran about $200.  I thought this was the
> > > norm, but maybe I'm wrong.

USR cards are not good for linux the auther of the only driver said 
it was hard to even get one b chanel working. we have some for sale 
reeeaaaallll cheap. thay are not worth the hastle. 


> > 
> > The SpellCaster card rocks. They support Linux. Their software, while
> > buggy at times, is really slick. You can address each B channel as a
> > separate device!
> 
> Define buggy at times... :)

SpellCaster is the way to go if you want ISDN, thru multiple T lines.
We are the US distributor for thier products and they have some hot stuff
comming down the pipe. The buggyness refered to from above is actualy 
caused from bellsouth and other baby bells in the way they implement
ISDN. The folks from Spellcaster came buy our shop last weekend and 
have corected these problems. I only wish our phone company had this
level of service. 

joe at linuxgeneralstore.com
http://www.linuxgeneralstore.com

> 
> > 
> > > The ascend box connects to your NIC in your box?  Are there other
> > > solutions such as this that I should consider over an internal card?
> > 
> > The Ascend Pipeline 25/50/75 series are routers. You plug in your ISDN line
> > and Ethernet cable, configure it, and you're off. You could connect it
> > directly to your NIC with a crossover ethernet cable, but it'd be a waste.
> 
> When you say plug in your Ethernet cable, are you referring to a hub? 
> I'm confused here, which is quite easily done.
> 
> > 
> > Robbie
> 
> --
> Until later: Geoffrey		esoteric at denali.atlnet.com
> 
> You mean you paid MONEY for Service Pack '98???