|reply to stubbs73nm |
Re: What is happening here...
Sarcasm is not directed at you, but at localnet. I mean no disrespect.
I'm a old hand at isdn, sorry, didn't specify that. FWIW, localnet PROMISED me, across several tech support calls, that this was not the case, and YES, they do support dual channel ISDN and it is totally unlimited. I also made it painfully clear what ISDN meant, dual, simultaneous, concurrent connections, and yes, they said they support that, too.
While I've had isdn for about 3 years now, I don't know how to go in to a cisco 804 and see the disconnect reasons, therefore I never had much to go on, other than it ain't working. I can modify my .ios file, open ports, and all of that other fun stuff, and I can do the telnet command line if I'm forced to, but I can't seem to find out how to log a disconnect reason. If I had a disconnect reason, I could go back to localnet and say HERE is why I cannot connect.
I'm currently paying for ISDN:
$112.00 for the QWORST circuit (no, I did NOT mispell that)
39.99 for isdnisp.com internet access
15.00 for internet through my cellphone as a backup when my isdn goes out.
5.00 per month to el-cheapo isp as a backup to that (this uses the same pop as localnet, and has done the same thing.
Satellite is out of the question, and not enough people on my road justify a frac-t1. Kick in the $30 per month for Eve-Online for my wife and I, and this computer thing comes to real dollars.
Bottom line, it appears to me that my SPIDs are getting blocked from the owner of the POP, not the reseller. How can I tell? When I make a voice call to the pop, I get modem signals. From what I understand of how isdn works(D channel signalling), if they blocked my spids, that shouldn't happen, should it?
If I could also figure out how to make the cisco disconnect after x minutes of no activity, it would go a long way towards lowering my monthly hours. My problem is my wireless network stays up when the computers are off, and I believe they are communicating in some way to the outside world and keeping the connection alive. I've been to lazy to load a packet sniffer and go inspect EVERY packet on the wire.
Thanks in advance... and truly, I mean no disrespect to you, I'm just frustrated.