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By jonathan.tinsley ·
I have several executives that are wanting to take their laptop away from the LAN. They are wanting to connect back to our LAN to run applications here. They need at least a 28.8k connection as cheaply as possible. Is this possible with a cell phone connection or is there a more viable alternative?

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by phc In reply to Anytime/Anywhere Networki ...

as of now, a cellphone is unable to provide speed in excess of 9600 bps.

New technologies like GPRS, WCDMA will allow in the near future to deliver 56kbps.

UMTS is plan to rollout evrywhere in the world in 2002/3. with UMTS any mobile will be able to work at speed up to 2Mbps.

In any case this question is "country dependant" and even "telco dependant". To have an answer, call your telco who offer your cellphone service.

I hope this answer will help you.

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by wlbowers In reply to Anytime/Anywhere Networki ...

Cell Technology is not going to get it. Dial up can be performed a few ways. These solutions are for windows based systems.

If you can leave their client machine up at the office 24/7 and it is running 98 or 2000 you can come in over the internetvia net meeting or one of the other remote control packages. There are several offerings out there.

You can utilize VPN either dialup or over the internet. Microsoft has VPN but if you are running a firewall check with the vendor and see what they recommend. They might have a client that is customed to their protection plan.

Your other option is RAS dialing directly into the server. Again depending on your firewall check with the vendor.

Hope this helps good luck.

Lee

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by jonathan.tinsley In reply to Anytime/Anywhere Networki ...

I understand these solutions, but it still leaves me with my original dilemma. I have to be connected to a phone line in order to have any sort of speed. I want to have a user working on a laptop "in the field", where there may not be a phone line, and achieve at least 28.8k speed.

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by shmaltz In reply to Anytime/Anywhere Networki ...

Set up a terminal server that way you will not need 28.8k for the connection, b/c anything you want to run over a 28.8 connection if its for reg network programs (like connecting to shares or Email) then it will be vary slow, but on a terminal server even with a speed of 9600 you will have far better performance since the only thing going over the network will be the screen shots and the input from the mouse and keyboard.

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by vwalton In reply to Anytime/Anywhere Networki ...

You know, sometimes the best technical solution is to just say "no." Come on, even Terminal Server (which I agree is the best solution for very narrow bandwidth applications) over a 9600 cell modem, with the latency and dropped packets that cell modems are most likely going to suffer from, is going to accomplish only one thing: it'll make your users hate you for giving it to them. Find out what exactly they need to do and figure out how they can do it on their laptops without hooking to the network. We're just not in that kind of world yet - maybe in a couple of years. 56K dial-up, VPN or direct, no problem. But 9600? I don't think so.

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by harvey_pediman In reply to Anytime/Anywhere Networki ...

In many cities now, they have wireless access available (ranging from 56k to 11mbs), you may want to look into such a technology in the towns and areas where your exec's are going. The only real issue with this technology, is that it isn't real cheap yet. Just some thoughts..

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