And that, I guess, is the crux of what's going on here.  We have to be up and
running from the get-go.  We have no one from our company in Hawaii, so if
there are problems, they'll have to fly one of us over there, lose our
productive time here, figure some extra days while there (hey, you think
you're gonna fly me to Hawaii for just one day?  In your dreams, buddy!)

From what I'm told, the benefit of going with even an expensive solution like
LL far outweighs the costs, so they're not losing sleep over this.

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
We have some NC's and a couple of printers in Hawaii.  We use the VPN
Option.  It has worked pretty good for us.  We did have some problems at
the beginning, but it was the ISP's fault on the Hawaii end.

At 02:16 PM 11/9/00 -0600, you wrote:
>Sounds like a site visit to me.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: []
>Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 2:01 PM
>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
>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
>  The display will be a PC, not a dumb terminal.
>What are some other options that could be considered at less cost?  Dial-up
>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
>Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
>Dan Bale
>IT - AS/400
>Handleman Company
>248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
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