Dial Up Solutions

Jason Canady jason at unlimitednet.us
Sat Oct 17 14:29:37 UTC 2015

I'm going to go with Justin's suggestion and go with a wholesale 
provider such as DialupUSA.  It's not worth paying for the lines and 
keeping a T1 or better for just a few users.  DialupUSA use to charge 
around $5/user.  They also had hourly and per port options. Looks like 
you can port existing numbers to them now.  I used them 9-10 years ago 
and they were great to work with!  IKANO bought them out since then, but 
they still operate under DialupUSA.net.  They have DSL and T1 options too.

- Jason

On 10/17/15 10:23 AM, Clayton Zekelman wrote:
> 3Com TC here.  9 users online at the moment.  Surprises me that it's 
> that high.  Last reboot on the HiperARC was 399 days ago. I almost 
> forgot how to log on to the damned thing.
> At one time we had over 3000 DS0s worth of dialup capacity.
> At 09:37 AM 17/10/2015, frnkblk at iname.com wrote:
>> We're still using USR Robotics/3com TotalControls and were able to 
>> get some spare parts from our statewide telecom partner when they 
>> shut down their stuff.  Most common problem we see now are fan 
>> failures, but we just cannabilize existing the fans out of a fan 
>> tray.  The volume of calls are so low that there are no hours that no 
>> one is dialed in, and at most we see two people connected at one time.
>> Frank
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Will Duquette
>> Sent: Friday, October 16, 2015 2:29 PM
>> To: nanog at nanog.org
>> Subject: Dial Up Solutions
>> Does anyone have any suggestions on equipment for our ISP that is still
>> supporting dial up customers?
>> At the moment we are running 3Com Total Control 1000's but are 
>> running out
>> of spare parts as we have failures.  Given that this gear is so old 
>> trying
>> to source spare parts is proving to be difficult.
>> We do have access to an Cisco AS5200 but are looking for maybe a SIP 
>> based
>> solution that could possibly run on our VM farm?  Has anyone heard of
>> anything like that or does it even exist?
>> What kind of gear are you running if you still are supporting dial up
>> customers?
>> Thanks in advance
>> -- 
>> Will Duquette
>> GWI
>> Network Systems Engineer
>> www.gwi.net

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