EverythingT1 | Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is T1?
T1 speeds run up to 1.5 Mbps at this time. Faster T1 speeds are under development.
How can I get a T1 line?
What's it good for?
A connection that's 9 times faster will let you use the Internet as it was meant to be. Web pages will snap up on your screen right away, files will download with amazing speed (no need to be afraid of big downloads anymore!), and you'll be able to play network games smoothly.
What can I do with T1?
The T1 connection is a dedicated link. Unlike ISDN and analog modem connections the T1 connection is up 24 hours a day. This gives you some additional options like running servers.
How many ip addresses do I get?
As many as you can justify a need for. Your ISP should have information on their ip address policy
Can I get more?
Yes, see above, but if you upgrade to a larger block you will need to renumber.
Can I run my own servers?
Yes, you can run your own DNS, mail, or web servers.
Can I do my own DNS?
Yes. Check with your ISP to see what DNS they provide.
Can I have a website with T1 service?
If you run your own webserver you can have as many as you want. Often your ISP will provide some space for a web site with your account.
How am I billed?
This will depend on your ISP. Some will bill you directly for all costs associated with your T1 lines. Others will charge only for Internet access and you will receive a separate bill from the telco for their services.
Does it matter what Internet Service Provider I use?
Yes, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) must offer T1 service in order for you to connect to them.
Are there applications that do not work well over T1?
Yes. Some types of two-way video conferencing and other sustainable high-bandwidth transfers do not work well on T1 because the flow of data from these applications is packet-based. For those who need the ability to access multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in a "dial-up" scenario, T1 may not be the best fit as it is a dedicated connection.
What hardware do I need to use T1?
To use T1 you need at least a router with a built in T1 link and a NIC (Network Interface Card). Most likely you'll need a CSU/DSU.
What do I do if my T1 line goes down?
Make sure your ISP is not having any general problems with its T1 circuits or general connectivity. If that is not the problem, you should call the phone company.