said by bbinabox:
Trying to compare hybrid (1-Way) technologies to DirecPC are ludicrous; BIG DIFFERENCE!
I'll grant you there's an age difference, technologies naturally advance with time. I'll also concede that Hughes PC-based modems were limited to Windows machines. Hughes eventually abandoned 1-way and PC-based operation in favor of self-hosted 2-way, the same way that folks traded in their horses for cars. Neither Starband nor Wildblue ever even offered horses, opting instead to jump straight into the car business.
I tellya what though. Let's put the shoe on the other foot here for a change. You teach us. Perhaps you'd start by giving us your definition of "hybrid (1-way) technologies
"? Then explain to the members just what those BIG DIFFERENCEs are. No rhetoric, no sweeping generalities, no advertising.
Maybe consider Joe Average with his v.92 equipped XP machine, a basic DHCP router, and an old PC-based DW3000. Surf the net for a while, download a few files, execute a few VPN transactions, buy something off eBay, try a VoIP call, maybe video chat. Then connect Joe to your self-hosted PSTN return SW20. Can you detail how (or even if) the SW20 can better perform those same activities?
HN7000S/98cm Prodelin/2w Osiris/ProPlus - G16/1250H/Germantown - NAT 22.214.171.124/Gateway 126.96.36.199/DNS 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 - Firefox 3 - AV/Firewalled by NIS2009