What DSL Service really REALLY works with SBS2003

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by D W Swauger IT Partner, Central Cal, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. After getting the run around from AT&T and 2wire, for a home user trying to
    setup SBS2003.

    WOW!!! What Service out there is SBS2003 Friendly? (In the way of Modem
    Hardware and Support Knowledge)?
    Lets hold these DSL ISPs Accountable for their service and support on this
    matter, Let’s get a REAL DSL Answer for SBS2003 so the user base grows from
    knowable ISPs for our small Businesses.
    Please POST your recommendations for ISPs and their Hardware so we can
    provide our Customers with a Quality ISP CHOICE for our Quality Product of
    SBS2003.: POSTS Follows---
     
    D W Swauger IT Partner, Central Cal, Jan 20, 2008
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  2. Are you using a home service?

    My pacbell/sbcglobal business account works just fine.

    If you are using a home package, you will have to be the savvy one.
    Have them set up the modem and then say 'thank you' and have them leave.

    I have Pacbell home DSL
    I use TZO.com to provide me with a permanent-like connection
    You also can't use sbcglobal to smarthost out to.

    All DSL services work with SBS. Sometimes it just takes additional
    stuff to make it work.
     
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Jan 20, 2008
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    Gary Karasik Guest

    Talk to Covad.

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    Gary Karasik, Jan 20, 2008
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  4. D W Swauger IT Partner, Central Cal

    spodosaurus Guest

    What problems are you having? A good quality router like a FortiGate or
    better is all you need. If you can't configure your own router, hire a
    professional. ISPs are responsible for providing internet service, not
    running your business server and router configurations for free.

    Ari

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    spodosaurus, Jan 20, 2008
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  5. If you are trying to use SBS as the PPOE Connector I'd say Don't do it.
    (However I have yet to do this.)

    Usually DSL service now comes with it's "OWN" ISP Configured Device that
    does the PPOE Connection.
    (If the DSL service Requires this.)

    Then you just take the IP off of that us it.
    If this is a Dynamic IP that you get from the DSL Device
    Get a Router between the SBS and the DSL Device.
    Most come with Configuration for dyndns.org so you can get a semi static IP
    for mail..
    (So it would be your mail server Pointing to yourcompany.dyndns.org)
    And when your IP changes the Router will automatically Change it.
    TZO is another one like Susan Mentioned,
    But I like Dyndns.org because it's Free and supported through most routers.

    After all that.
    Like the others have said
    Other than getting them to give me the Vital Information.
    Gateway DNS IP etc.
    I haven't had any issues,
    (I use OPENDNS.org for DNS anyway so DNS from them is not even an issue.)
    OpenDNS is wonderful if you want to block the "BAD sites" from your LAN it's
    free and it works great.

    I was also wondering what kind of issues you are having?
    Basically an ISP gives you a IP some DNS and Gateway settings, and that's
    about it?

    When you call all the People on the other side know is to Turn off your
    router and wait 20 seconds
    so I don't expect much out of them.

    The only Additional Thing that you'd want out of an ISP is a PTR Record,
    and their own internal Network to not delay your packets.

    What issues are they giving you?
    Because IMO if they work they work, Talking to a Support person has always
    been flakey when I call.
    (Telling the ISP how to Troubleshoot something in their network is
    frustrating to say the least.)

    Russ

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    Russell Grover
    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
    MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, (MCP-SBS)
    North America Remote SBS2003 Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz


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    "D W Swauger IT Partner, Central Cal"
     
    Russ \(SBITS.Biz\), Jan 20, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    SBC is now ATT in our area and they are selling DSL to business and then
    supplying them with a 2wire home router modem.

    They will not switch this out with a plain modem without much arguing.

    In addition they are now blocking all ports except 995 for POP and 465 for
    SMTP so there is no easy way for anyone using any equipment to use this
    service.

    They will open ports but you need to call and request this so this is not
    just a matter of a person knowing what they are doing and not relying on ATT
    to install as some have suggested.

    They also require an lot of personal information to activate the service,
    the base service is run by yahoo who is a marketing company and that is
    where their primary interest lies.

    I also would use Covad or in our area TDS where available. anything but
    att/yahoo since I do not consider them remotely business friendly.
     
    Guest, Jan 21, 2008
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  7. WOW come to the Pacific Northwest
    We don't have NAZI's as ISP's
    Just a little short in the marbles :)

    Russ

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    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
    MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, (MCP-SBS)
    North America Remote SBS2003 Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz


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    Russ \(SBITS.Biz\), Jan 21, 2008
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    Paul Shapiro Guest

    I also recommend Covad. My service is through a Covad reseller,
    www.lbdsl.com, who is cheaper than buying service directly from Covad and
    provides outstanding tech support.
     
    Paul Shapiro, Jan 21, 2008
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