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.


1420 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

Topic # 7724 5-May-2006 08:47
Send private message

If anyone saw the news on One last night you might have noticed ihug CEO, Mark Rushworth, explaining how easy it was going to be to 'plug' their equipment into the Telecom network.

Mr Rushworth was holding a DSL router which he called a DSLAM and then proceeded to explain that it was a simple case of attaching it to some wires that were running down the wall of the ihug server room.

Seriously, the guy lacks credibility. I laughed so much I nearly cried!




Twitter - GaryRo
Jama Jam

Create new topic
26632 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6133

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 34940 5-May-2006 08:53
Send private message

Jama:
If anyone saw the news on One last night you might have noticed ihug CEO, Mark Rushworth, explaining how easy it was going to be to 'plug' their equipment into the Telecom network.

Mr Rushworth was holding a DSL router which he called a DSLAM and then proceeded to explain that it was a simple case of attaching it to some wires that were running down the wall of the ihug server room.

Seriously, the guy lacks credibility. I laughed so much I nearly cried!


Staff training can't have been a big thing at Telecom considering he spent 6 years there! :-)

Did you work with him when he was with telecom mobile?




19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


Reply # 34941 5-May-2006 08:53
Send private message

Now that would of been funny to see



1420 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

Reply # 34943 5-May-2006 09:08
Send private message

Sealed




Twitter - GaryRo
Jama Jam

325 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 7


Reply # 34946 5-May-2006 09:49
Send private message

 (Checks MySky):

Looks like a DSLAM

 Hmm, sure looks like a DSLAM to me, one of the Ericsson EDA modules if I'm not mistaken.



BDFL - Memuneh
60821 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11699

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 34952 5-May-2006 10:09
Send private message
364 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Reply # 34953 5-May-2006 10:12
Send private message

Come on, from what I understand, Mark is a professional engineer by trade, so he *should* know what a DSLAM is.



1420 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

Reply # 34955 5-May-2006 10:24
Send private message

Ok I admit it. I caught sight of it briefly and it looked like an old DSE DSL router I used to have. I didn't record the segment, pause, zoom in and examine the image in great detail.

Ok I will fall on the PDA.

Still, he was plugging it into the wrong place and his represenation of how this all works was a bit simplistic.




Twitter - GaryRo
Jama Jam

676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 34963 5-May-2006 10:46

No worries mate.

Just change the thread's title:  Jama doesn't know what a DSLAM is

Laughing


(ps. I dont know either, but I dont care...)




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

573 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


Reply # 34965 5-May-2006 11:01
Send private message

Sooo.. speaking of acronyms.

What do you accept DSLAM to mean?
The DSL part everyone agrees on. But the AM part seems to have a few definitions.

I accepted it as Access Module. However acronymfinder links to a few other entires.
http://www.acronymattic.com/results.aspx?q=dslam

AcronymMeaningRank
DSLAMDigital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexor****
DSLAMDigital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers***
DSLAMDigital Subscriber Line Access Module***
DSLAMDigital Subscriber Loop Access Multiplexers***
DSLAMDigital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexes*

What's your take?  Apparently Access Module isn't the highest ranked.. ?

PS: Slightly off topic, but we were talking about what a DSLAM was. ;p




Working for Service Plus - www.serviceplus.co.nz

Authorised Service Agent for Apple, BenQ, Navman, Sony, and Toshiba - warranty & non-warranty repairs.

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 34966 5-May-2006 11:16
Send private message

Access Multiplexer




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.


140 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


Reply # 34972 5-May-2006 12:34
Send private message

Ante Meridiem - it only performs adequately in the morning

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 34976 5-May-2006 13:24
Send private message

nairda: Ante Meridiem - it only performs adequately in the morning

oh now that just takes the cake...

Post of the week. Well done. (No prize)




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.


3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

Reply # 35029 5-May-2006 18:48
Send private message

MultiplexTongue outr... lol. is there something right! I does indedd like like my old DSE router though. And speaking of which, would be very handy right now. I'll go collect it me thinks from the ungrateful C#$% that has it. (mates parent).

643 posts

Ultimate Geek


Reply # 35037 5-May-2006 19:47

i think he was trying to plug his DSLAM into the wrong part of the exhange tho :-)




Sniffing the glue holding the Internet together

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

Reply # 35042 5-May-2006 20:37
Send private message

Splicing the twisted netwoking pairs and hooking them into the MDF,  or plugging in the mobile phone RF cables

How about hooking it up to a SkyDigital dish and trying to reposition the satellite? I'm sure that will work. with luck we might get free DirecTV.

Create new topic

Twitter »

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 »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

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



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.