[olug] Any Qwest users on the list

Phil Brutsche phil at brutsche.us
Sun Sep 26 15:49:57 UTC 2010

Qwest has no problem with customers using their own hardware with
Qwest's DSL service. You'll be on your own for hardware support though.

Hypothetically Qwest will let you do MLPPP, but I've never done it:

On 9/25/2010 1:19 AM, Kenny Kant wrote:
>   Its funny when a thread comes up that goes along with something that 
> has been on my mind recently.  I have been thinking about switching to 
> some type of Qwest bundle to save some money compared to Cox.  Your 
> comment about the crappy consumer hardware makes me want to know how 
> receptive would QWEST (or Windstream ..etc) be to allowing a customer to 
> bring their own hardware to terminate the DSL service.   My mind goes to 
> something like a cheap Cisco 1700 or 800 series with a DSL interface 
> card installed.  Has anyone ever worked with Qwest or other carriers to 
> do this??  Do you have to watch out for the type of DSLAM ...etc that 
> you are connecting to?  Any thoughts on potential benefits outside 
> better troubleshooting / stability ?  KDSI out in Grand Island would 
> even go as far as using a 1700 with dual DSL ports to provide some type 
> of channel bonding for more bandwidth.  Has anyone ever done stuff like 
> this?
> Speaking of cool Internet connectivity... can you still purchase regular 
> dual channel ISDN in Omaha?? :)


Phil Brutsche
phil at brutsche.us

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