Getting connected

Posted on 2005-03-12
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Last Modified: 2010-04-11
Some basic advice needed...

I need to monitor via camera a remote location for only a few weeks.  I'm using a wireless router and wireless camera.  The remote location currently has a phone line (no network, dsl, hotspot, etc.).  I would like to minimize my cost by using dial-up at this location (speed for the camera is not an issue).  I am concerned that any dial-up provider will auto hang-up periodically interrupting the feed from the camera.  Does anybody know if this is the case with dial-up.  Does anyone have any suggestions of how to get connected for a few weeks (the location is a strip mall in suburbia).
Question by:adorenbaum
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ID: 13527083
The connection should not drop as long as there is data being transmitted.
One issue with dialup is that if there is no data transmitting it will disconnect you,
What you can do as well, is make sure that the connection automaticully reconnects, and that you install free software that will prevent the connection from dropping just in case.

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ID: 13528630
Thanks.  I should have clarified one point.  There is no pc at the remote location, so the connection is wireless camera to router.  I believe this configuration would prevent installing any software since I cannot load any additional software on the router (let me know if I'm missing something here).  

There should always be data upload at the remote location (images from the camera) but there will rarely be a download.  Is that an issue?

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mkps earned 200 total points
ID: 13529570
I do not see that being a problem as long as some data is being moved, the ISP is going to look for traffic, and if there is none, it will free the port for someone else. I would assume that your router is dialing into the connection? Is there a keep alive function or a way to auto reconnect incase it does get disconnected for whatever reason. Dial-up can at times be unpredictable with line noise ect.

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