[svlug] Rural Internet connectivity?
svlug at dzm.com
Mon Oct 4 18:55:36 PDT 2004
Hello all -
I'm relocating to outside of Napa soon, and am having difficulty in
identifying my connectivity options.
I know that I am unable to get ISP provided WiFi, DSL, Cable, etc. I
know that I will need to do VPN work so would like to avoid high
latency. I will need to provide connectivity for several NATed machines.
A Linux box will act as the gateway/firewall/HTTP cache to the outside
As near as I can tell my options are:
o 56k dial-up - It's slow, but I know that it'll work.
o DirecWay - Slow up, Fast down, high latency.
o Fractional (or full) T1 and providing WiFi broadband to neighbors
(Anyone have experience with this? Is this totally bogus, or is this
something that might not lose me tons of monies?)
o Cell-phone wireless network (ala Verizon NationalAccess, which offers
better than dial-up speeds, but not by much)
I'd really appreciate people's thoughts on pros and cons, other options
I've overlooked, etc.
Thanks very much in advance.
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