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I've gone ahead and ordered myself an ADSL connection for home. I've gone for the basic package which just installs your phone socket and gives you a few leads. Now I need to look into buying an ADSL modem for my computer. Has anyone got any reccemendations?

- wil
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Ha!

Thats why you want cable....no pissing about. Just send a x-over cable from your pc to your set-top-box and bingo Tongue

Normally the company your ordered ADSL from should recommend a modem.

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Paul: May 18, 2002, 2:05 AM
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hmmm I rent my modem since buying one costs around $300.
so $5 a month will last me until killer ADSL modems come out or the next best line is available.

been thinking of upgrading from a 1.5meg line to 8megs at just $2 extra a month Laugh

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been thinking of upgrading from a 1.5meg line to 8megs at just $2 extra a month
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Are you kidding me?

8 megs is faster than a DS-3 fibre connection....which costs $6000/month for 6mbps

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Paul: May 18, 2002, 3:13 AM
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Hi Paul

Well the option I went for was just the basic kit so that they expect the user to install the modem.

Originally, I wanted a router and stick a linux box in there so i could give net access to my desktop and my laptop but that's not going to happen anymore until I buy a new laptop with wireless capabilities. My laptop at the moment is not really worth changing my setup for.

Update: Schooks. I forgot that I need to buy a few microfilters too :-(

- wil

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Wil: May 18, 2002, 3:28 AM
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hmmm ok maybe it's not megs but ADSL in Japan is at 1.5m and 8m with fiber at 10m

Assuming fiber is proably megs so I converted m to megs ... could be way wrong though.

ADSL right now for me is like $30 a month. Angelic

fiber is at about $50 but ... can't get it in my building Frown

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We've got a 10m fibre connection running into our office for around 250/pa :-)

- wil
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what's "/pa"?

the pound sign does show in my browser but ... figure that it's there.

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I am thinking of hosting my own site guys.

I currently use a cable company for connectivity, which seems fast enough to do the job (i dont want to pay for a T1 just yet!). The problem is, the way I understand it, my IP is not static, and therefore I cannot have my own name resolve to my compter, so I cannot do this?Crazy

Would an ADSL connection instead of cable solve this?


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pa = per annum (anually).

- wil
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We've got a 10m fibre connection
a 10 meter long fibre connection? That won't get you very far! Tongue

Adrian
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;-)

Actually - it probably ain't much longer than that. It then connected up to a microdish transmitter which relays the signal up to a reciever a few hundred miles away .... actually :-p

- wil
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Pretty sure you can do it even with a dynamic IP as it doesn`t actually change that often.

Check out these sites for more info.

http://www.dslwebserver.com

http://zoneedit.com

chmod
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A friend and I theorized about this about a year ago.

Just run an apple script to check your IP and then if it changes to reference it back to your machine. Can problably even have it check for the system event that your modem connection just changed on you.

OH ... that's right linux and M$ don't use that.

Hmmm how about a cron tab and script to do the same thing.

hmmm ... definitely a dns org like thos suggested would be useful.

good luck

hmmm ... my IP changes about 1 once a month. there must be a way to check if an IP is available and choose that for you again.

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Very interesting chmod, thanks!

This was quite informative, http://zoneedit.com/doc/dynamic.html.

This is something I am going to try out for sure.

Any one else on here doing their own hosting form their office or home PC with a dynamic IP?

I can't help buy wonder just how stable this will be. hmmmm Certainly a lot more affordable.


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I think Paul was hosting one site on his PC..but I could be wrong Tongue I know it is possible, cos one of my mates was doing it (although he was in the US).

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although he was in the US


It seems everything internet is possible in the US. Though I can see the US from my window here in my home in Canada.... so thats close enough, and it should work for me right?

Maybe Paul could confirm this or shed some light on it when he comes online.


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You can do this easily - just download and install a web server.

What's the problem? No fixed IP? Then use one of the services mentioned in this thread.

How stable depends on your hardware, your network setup, your ISP, your backup methods etc. etc. And if you want to play Doom 3 on the same computer that's serving your website ;-)

- wil

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Wil: May 20, 2002, 8:45 AM
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Its gonna be as stable as your ADSL connection, but you could go for two permanent IP ADSL`s with different providers on two lines. I`m sure it can be configured to work like that.

A good friend of mine has been running his company website on the end of a 256 upload ADSL for over a year in the UK, the ADSL went down for three days once but thats the only down time he`s had and because it was a road digger that went through some major cables in the area everybody was out regardless.

chmod
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Thanks Will,

I have not fully read all these resources yet, but I am going to of course.

Just skimming through one of them, it "seems" that one has to rely on a third party site to handle the dynamic IP.... I don't fully understand it yet.

Anyways, I have a start.

Cheers!


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  1. Download and install a Web Server.
  2. Sign up for an account here.
  3. Every time your IP address changes, you update your records here.
  4. go to your website using your username.dyndns.org domain or if you've applied for your own domain name - use that instead.


- wil
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Wil, thank you very much! Now there are steps even I can understand!

Awesome!

If you don't mind I have another website type question:

I notice people like register.com, and I am sure others, allow you to specify more than two DNS servers.

Does this mean if I put the first two pointing to my Host, and a third one to one of my servers, that when my host goes down people trying to find my site will be able to at least see whatever I put on my server?

DNS1 - my hosting company
DNS2 - my hosting company
DNS3 - my own computer


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Finally. I've got my DSL setup at home. Brought a cheap old box and loaded up with FreeBSD to act as my gateway. Stuck an external antenna (no, not a pringless box) onto it to give wireless access to one laptop and two desktops around the house through my DSL line with Demon.

Marvellous. I'm well happy. :)

- wil
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I should really let my dad use my cable modem too but I really can't be bothered drilling through my bedroom wall to the study ;)
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LOL. Get a wireless router. :)

- wil
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