• Subject: RE: Leased Line AS/400 access
  • From: "Bill Paris" <bparis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 08:34:43 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

Sounds like speed is an issue for you. ISDN has a max speed of 128K. If a
higher speed is necessary then go with line of sight microwave units.

Bill Paris
Sorrento Cheese Co., Inc.
716-823-6262 x376

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 4:32 PM
> To: Midrange List Server (David Gibbs)
> Subject: Leased Line AS/400 access
> We have a 2nd building 7 blocks down the street.  For eons now we have
> connected this 2nd building to our main building (here) via a leased
> line.  At the other end is a Win 3.1 PC and PC printer.  We run Client
> Access remotely.  The modems are IBM 3865s at 9600.  (I would have put
> in faster modems long ago except the SDLC card is limited to 9600, so
> why bother . . .)
> I need to replace the PC for Y2K compliancy with a PC running Win98.
> This site needs a 5250 session and printer emulation.  I want them up
> all day, not dial up.  They need to update a spreadsheet
> weekly that is
> stored on the AS/400 in the IFS.  (It takes 5 mins to open this
> spreadsheet at 9600, what a pain.)  We have twinax and
> ethernet (TCP/IP)
> at the main site.  I want the flexibility to have other devices at the
> remote location in the future.  In addition, there may very well be a
> 3rd site (2 blocks down the street in the _other_ direction)
> in the near
> future that I would want connected to the main building as well.
> What is the best way to connect these site(s) to us?  A remote LAN
> access of some kind?  Frame relay?  I know enough about these
> things to
> be dangerous.  In the old days, there was usually 1 way to do
> something
> and that's how you did it.  Now there are many more options.  Microage
> and other PC vendors know LANs and remote access and such, but don't
> know squat about the AS/400.  IBM and IBM Business Partners
> may tend to
> ignore some lower cost solutions in favor of an all IBM answer.  Any
> help pointing me to places with answers is appreciated.
> Thanks.
> --
> -Jeff

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