VPN, we have quite a few users dialing into their local ISP, then connecting
to our network via a router set up for this. The AS400 users then use C/A
print devices to print to their various printers via the 400.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: D.BALE@handleman.com [SMTP:D.BALE@handleman.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 12:01 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Leased Line vs. ???
> 
> A situation came up where we need to stick an AS/400 "workstation" &
> printer
> in Hawaii and "attach" it to an AS/400 in Reno, Nevada.  They're talking
> about
> getting a leased line to do this at a startup cost of $1000 and monthly
> fees
> of $900.
> 
> Traffic volume is not expected to be significant; this workstation would
> be
> used primarily to request a shipping label to be printed on the label
> printer.
>  The display will be a PC, not a dumb terminal.
> 
> What are some other options that could be considered at less cost?
> Dial-up is
> absolutely out of the question.
> 
> I thought I had heard VPN (virtual private network) being used as a
> lower-cost, reliable alternative to leased line, but my memory is fuzzy on
> this.
> 
> Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Dan Bale
> IT - AS/400
> Handleman Company
> 248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
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