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Solved How To Make Internet Never Drop?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by NikHilltons, May 19, 2017.

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  1. NikHilltons

    NikHilltons Thread Starter

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    How can I make my internet connection so stable that it never drops. Or is this even possible?
     
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  3. Macboatmaster

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    That depends on the reliability of the connection in the first place
    For instance if the ISP - Internet Service Provider notifies you that you are likely to suffer drop outs due to your location etc then the answer is NO
    If it is a wireless connection and you live in an area of high interference for instance from a private radio transmission site - say for instance a local private hire firm then the answer generally is no again

    To assist further detail is required
    Make and model of computer
    OS
    ISP
    connection details hard wired - wireless - cable - satellite etc.

    Make and model of modem router

    and any other detail you can provide
     
  4. zx10guy

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    Get out your wallet. In the business world where reliability has a direct effect on productivity/profitability, there is a discussion about 9's. There is never a possibility of having a 100% reliable system/network. But how close can one get to 100%? This is where the number of 9's comes into play. When someone says they can provide 3 9's of up time, that means they're are guaranteeing their service to be up 99.9% of the time over a span of a year. The more 9's you want, the more expensive it's going to be.

    With residential service, there is never a discussion of 9's because noone would pay for it. As an example, I looked into switching to business class service with my ISP. I'm paying around $80/month for my current service of 150 down and 10 up. To go to business class service, I would be paying $150/month for 50 down and 10 up. If I wanted to get close to my residential service now, I would be paying $180/month for 100 down and 20 up.
     
  5. Triple6

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    I have a customer that pays $750 for a 100Mb/s synchronous managed fiber connection, it has a 99 something % up time from the ISP...until there's a large power outage or some company digs through the fiber line. That's where multiple types of connectivity come in and even then 100% up-time may not be achievable.
     
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    Reminds me of a project I used to work on. They had tons of money to play with. They had a dedicated OC192 line pulled and ran a SONET ring for the private WAN network. They've since moved to MetroE. I never got the actual per month fee they were paying for the OC192. But other projects I've been on I've seen monthly bills of $10k per month.
     
  7. NikHilltons

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    Hmmm.... that means I have to get my money into the play for better stability.
     
  8. NikHilltons

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  9. NikHilltons

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    Thanks for trying to help. But I guess I am thinking of spending some money like zx10guy said in post #3.
     
  10. Macboatmaster

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    Well you never actually answered any of the questions - so no one has any idea of what drop-outs you are suffering or indeed any details of the connection, ISP etc.

    So when you say
    No one can help until we know what the problem is and the details as above, but if you know you have to spend money - good luck with it
     
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