• Subject: Re: Telecomputing and Support
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <atostain@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 13:10:50 -0400
  • Organization: Creative Computer Associates, Inc.

> Art writes: How do you connect your AS/400 to the internet?  Most direct
> connections start at
> $500 per month, not to mention the hardware charge and startup fees?
> Find a local ISP that you can call without a long distance charges.  For
> example, mine is 3 miles from me.  Put in a regular telephone line.  When
> your system starts up have it dial, yes dial up ISP,  My ISP cost $90 a
> month + local phone cost only.
> Use an ISP like AOL or Compuserve when you are traveling to get to your
> AS400.
>  Peter H. O'Connor
>  PAE Inc.

That's a pretty good idea.  For TELNET, 28.8 is plenty.  Did you tell your ISP
that you are going to be dialed in full time?  Most of those guys get ticked off
if you run a server program over a dialup line.

BTW, are you SLIPping into the ISP?  I could never get my modem to dial out when
I fooled with SLIP.

Art Tostaine, Jr.
Creative Computer Associates, Inc.
Parlin, NJ

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