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I will answer questions on the following kinds of High Speed Internet connectivity; ISDN, Frame Relay, dedicated T1, higher speeeds such as DS3/OC3, wireless such as 802.11 and DSL. No questions on dialup V90 or Cable access. I can also answer questions on many types of Cisco routers, and a number of other brands of business routers as well.

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I am the technical manager of Internet Partners Inc. an ISP.


I've written a book titled "The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide" published by Addison Wesley

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Recent Answers from Ted Mittelstaedt

2016-06-27 Home Networking:

There is no CAT7 standard.   There is no way to know if switching from your ASUS AC5300 802.11ac router to an 802.11ac modem will improve anything unless you try it.  Normally I would say no.  However

2016-06-24 Malware on broadband device?:

All the malware out there for broadband routers is transient - it does not "save" itself to the router.  You reboot your router and it's gone - until the router is infected again.   Just update your router's

2016-04-28 San Diego broadband alternatives:

First question is - do you have servers at home that people on the Internet need to access regularly?    Second let's talk about connectivity speeds for a sec.  T1 is 1.5Mbt/sec.  DSL is maybe fast down

2016-03-01 Broadband outage:

When asking questions you need to indicate if this is DSL, Fiber, or Cable connectivity.  I'm going to assume it is fiber.  Basically going down with a power cycle fixing it is due to poorly designed equipment

2016-01-27 Broadband speed, real vs theoretical:

Yes the individual websites throttle bandwidth.  But the major sites don't. Are you doing this test over a wifi connection or not?  Who is your Internet provider?    If you are doing this test over wifi


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