Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




157 posts

Master Geek


# 104382 17-Jun-2012 13:33
Send private message

I need some advice on the best way to setup the internet for 7 retail stores moving to SAAS?
I was thinking 2 ADSL connections (TELECOM/VODAFONE) connected to a FortiGate dual modem/firewall.
Any recommendation on a dual ADSL modem only? I think the FortiGate has a yearly subscription.

Create new topic
3467 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 464

Trusted

  # 642104 17-Jun-2012 14:27
Send private message

TBH I wouldn't go with 2x ADSL connection. Go with 1x DSL and 1x alternate network e.g. 3g or fixed wireless. Lets say a car takes out a cabinet, there's both your DSL lines gone for days.

Also if they have 7 connections you might want to go with an ISP who can share usage on a single account e.g. with Unleash we have 4 connections with a 550GB bandwidth pool they all draw down on. Works out better than having separate data allowances for each site. You could do the same with 2degrees and their data sharing service if you chose 3g as the backup. In terms of the router I would always say PFsense by default. I have them working well with VDSL as the main connection and auto 3g failover within a minute.







157 posts

Master Geek


  # 642553 18-Jun-2012 14:17
Send private message

Thanks for your advice Zeon, can you give me an example of "fixed wireless" do you mean a service like Woosh? 

 
 
 
 


3467 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 464

Trusted

  # 642582 18-Jun-2012 15:43
Send private message

In regards to fixed wireless the options around providers really depend on where the retail site is located. For example in Auckland there is Wired Country, Compass, Reach and a few others who have transmitters around the place (almost all on at least Sky Tower). You'll need a direct line of site to a transmitter as you have an antenna installed onto the building that connects with that transmitter only. Typically it is much more reliable than 3g broadband with greater data caps and very little chance of congestion which could cause 3g to dropout say should a whole area lose DSL and everyone switches to 3g.

In Wellington there is NZWireless and there are many throughout the country e.g. Primowireless in New Plymouth, EOL in Tauranga etc. They will be more expensive than 3g so just be aware of that. A number of members on this forum run their own or work in these companies AFAIK.

To be honest I think that you would be safe to use 3g as a backup as even if its really slow due to congestion, the cost savings vs. likelihood of DSL going down for days is quite strong. A lot of PoS have offline mode too e.g. new EFTPOS terminal can transact offline and so can some SaaS PoS/inventory applications like Vend have an offline mode.

Personally I'd go with Unleash, DTS or another business ISP for DSL on the main links (maybe even VDSL, fibre for larger stores) and 2degrees 3g as backup.





Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21


Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36


Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57


Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48


New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.