[ubuntu-uk] Broadband Modem peer-to-peer
Alan Lord (News)
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Sat May 16 10:19:24 BST 2009
On 16/05/09 10:02, David Restall - System Administrator wrote:
> I'm quite happy to do manual updates by taking a DVD over occasionally
> but a thought came to mind, rather than use a dialup modem, can I set up
> her broadband modem and my broadband modem so that they can talk
> directly to each other over the telephone system ? I currently run
> OpenVPN over the current arrangement so could I do something without a
> broadband supplier ?
No you can't I'm afraid.
Most consumer broadband is called ADSL and is "Asynchronous" and the
modem at the customer's end has to talk to something called a DSLAM at
your local telephone exchange. That's as far as the broadband modulated
signal goes. It terminates at the DSLAM and is then IP over SDH or ATM
from that point forward.
To be honest, if you shop around, I think you could find a capped
broadband deal that would be cheaper than dial-up.
Most ISPs are phasing out dial-up all together so in a year or so you
won't have much of a choice anyway.
PS - I'm assuming you are in the UK.
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