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By Earthworm ·
OK, I am not sure if this would be the best place to put this question but here you go anyway.

I am the net admin of a network consisting of 60 clients, and 2 servers. 1 PDC and one Proxy/BDC, using multilinked phone lines for internet access. Ihave been informed that our company is upgrading our phone system, and will be getting a T1 line run and that they would like for the internet access to use part of that line once it is run. I have been put in charge of getting estimates, and supporting this once it is in.

I know pretty much nothing about T1 access, DSU's and such. We use 3 24 port hubs, and I haven't had to use switches or routers before. I know their function but have not had to implement them before.

I have a strategy meeting to be in next week to give information on this topic to the big wigs, and I no nothing yet. So my question to you all, is where would be the best place to get basic information on how to do this, what hardware is required, and cost of said hardware.

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by Al Hedstrom In reply to Fractional T1?

I suggest setting up an appointment with someone at your local ISP. They're been doing this since Day One and can give you a quick education on the concept, methodology, the tools and the hardware.

Sounds like fun. Good luck.

Al Hedstrom

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by leo.valmores In reply to Fractional T1?

I agree with Answer 1's suggestion to meet with your ISP. They can help you with the selection of router/firewall appliances, TCP/IP setup/address, etc. You can also request them to monitor your traffic for certain period or time so you have benchmarks of your users Internet activities. Maybe a DSL would suffice!

You should also set up meeting with our phone system supplier. They should also advise you what would be the expected phone traffic on the T1. This will allow you how many channels out of the 24 x 64Kbps you can allot for your ISP.

Hope this helps.

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by douglas168 In reply to Fractional T1?

ISP have in-house consultants that will be able to assist you. Or you can bringing in your own consultants.

As to where to get basic info on h/w, price..etc, check out

nwfusion.com
networkcomputing.com

hope this helps!

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by Earthworm In reply to Fractional T1?
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by defaultuser In reply to Fractional T1?

First of all:
A fractional T-1 or T-3 line is a T-1 or T-3 digital phone line...that is leased to a customer at a fraction of its data-carrying capacity and at a correspondingly lower cost. A T-1 line contains 24 channels, each with a data transfer capacity of 64 Kbps. The customer can rent some number of the 24 channels. The transmission method and speed of transfer remain the same.

2nd: your strategy at this point in time (that is, the beginning of this project) should read somethinglike this:
1. evaluate your current bandwidth through communication with whomever provides your internet access
2. determine if a T1 is necessary. refer to this as a "Cost-Benefits analysis". Do this by having a T1 provider assess the bandwidth evaluation.
3. if so, have the T1 provider give you a quote AND the ISP give you a quote. Between the two of them, you will have covered all aspects of the project.

Lastly, I would beef up the "plan", put it in writing, schedule some meetings, and, most important

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by defaultuser In reply to Fractional T1?

Got cut off....
Lastly, I would beef up the "plan", put it in writing, schedule some meetings, and, most importantly, give the impression to the "big wigs" that you can handle this job, because this project will be 95% supervision on your part; the technical part is done by the other people. GOOD LUCK

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by Earthworm In reply to Fractional T1?

Thanx for your help.

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