Can I be my own ISP?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Why Do I need an ISP?
    What Can I do to be my own ISP?
    Can I be my own ISP?
    What tools would I need, if this is possible?


    Heeter
     
  2. PseudoKiller

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    If you have to ask then you wont be able to be your own ISP...
     
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  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Is anyone in here have their own ISP setup?

    I have always wondered about this. It is only a question. I know I can't be my own

    Heeter
     
  5. PseudoKiller

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    $50,000 to start... several Unix servers and a boat load of knowledge
     
  6. There is a way to let 56kers connect through you if you have broadband, theres some software that does. I havent got a clue how it works or what its called though.
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Plus a backbone and peering with other providers.
     
  8. PseudoKiller

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    Dont forget the Cisco router and PIX firewall...

    All the inbound phone lines (for Dial Up)
     
  9. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    If only you personally need it, its very easy to get a single phone line, modem, and an old server going. Then you can dial into your network at home and use a Cable or DSL modem.

    JJB
     
  10. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Wow, Okay.

    I kinda figured it was a setup only the big boys can do. Did not imagine like this though.


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  11. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Definitely not a good idea to be running a one man show. It's a full time job and more. We can always aspire though :)
     
  12. Zedric

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    Cisco? Totally unnecessary. :p
     
  13. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    JJB6486,
    I can have my own ISP just for myself? I do have those pieces of hardware now. I think I misunderstood you.

    Zedric, What can we/I use, if I were to be that incredibly filthy rich?

    I really wouldn't mind trying it out, That would be wild.

    Heeter
     
  14. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    We will be needing bank account info :D
     
  15. Quick Reply

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    well if you want to be your own isp for it to be cheaper, A permenant 1Mbit connection to the internet(with a 1:1 contention ratio) would set you back $1500AUD/hour wholesale from Telstra in Australia

    if you want to be your own ISP so you can use your broadband on dial-up, it's easy, it can be setup in XP Pro's Network Connections(even in windows 98!!) to accept incoming calls from your attached modem, although you wont be able to send/recieve calls while your dialed into yourself, but im not completely sure on how to do it though :)
     
  16. Quick Reply

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    I just remembered, What you could also do to be your own ISP is be part of a franchise, some ISPs do that :) :p
     
  17. Grandmaster

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    *drools over Quick Reply's avatar*

    who is that? :)
     
  18. coathanger007

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    looks like a Britney stunt double :)
     
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    who cares who she is LOL..... she is HOT :cool:
     
  20. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Woul'dnt it be easier to just have a t1 connection and do it that way?? with speakeasy you can have one for 500.00 a month .. Then if you get a couple of people on it you can somewhat supplement it ..