Adsl modem questions?


#1

first of all… sorry if I post it in here (it should be in the technology forum, but it’s only for registered users and I don’t think it’s worth all the effort to go through it just for some simple questions)…

  1. how much is the price for a good adsl modem in taiwan?

or are we condemned to use the ones provided by chunghwa telecom?

  1. btw… what’s that thing so much touted around called ‘hi-building’?

is it some kind of hinet only building?

what if I use seednet adsl in a ‘hi-building’?

  1. firewalls for adsl… there is that thing from trendmicro called ‘gate-lock’… is it good?

does it have an english manual?

  1. are there any prepaid cards for adsl, like the ones used for dialup?

thanxxx!!!


#2

why no answer?
everybody here uses only dialup?


#3

If your questions aren’t important enough to you to have you bother with registration, why should anyone bother to reply?


#4

how rude!

(I am referring to the one above, not the first 2)


#5

Gee…I don’t visit for a month and everything changes around here…

  1. I don’t think you can really buy them in a store. There’s no market since everyone rents the modems.

  2. Hi-building is basically where hi-net pulls a T1 (or something like that) to your apartment building and it’s shared between all the residents. It requires that your apt. building contract with Hinet. It’s cheaper but speeds are slower.

I don’t think it matters which dsl provider you use. The hibuilding part shouldn’t block anything.

  1. No comment. As far as I can tell, firewalls for home users are just marketing gimmicks.

  2. A few providers off this, I don’t remember which ones but at one point in time, they did.