Ethernet Leased Line – Plug straight in!
If you are looking for the best possible way of connecting two of your offices together or to get a faster connection, then an Ethernet Leased Line is the best option especially for your company. The majority of the leased lines in the UK are using Ethernet and this is because of many good reasons. With an Ethernet Leased line, you and your business will be immensely benefited.
Ethernet Becomes More and More Popular
Ethernet is not just any other ideal choice for Local Area Networks. It has actually become the ideal choice for “Wide Area Networks” as well. It is an excellent technology that the majority of network engineers are familiar with since they usually make use of Local Area Networks.
The Ethernet Connectors are Everywhere
Another good reason why Ethernet is widely sought after is because of RJ45 connectors, which has long been associated with the Ethernet especially in LAN’s. These connectors have become nearly ubiquitous in computer network equipment – from WIFI routers at homes, to costly networking equipment that is being used in the core networks of the leased line provider.
The extensive adoption of the RJ45 connectors and Ethernet made it much simpler for the users of ISPs to mix and match equipment from various manufacturers easily and quickly. In addition to that, it makes it even easier for all leased line companies to join together all circuits from lots of diverse carriers in order to form a completely unified network.
Point to Point Ethernet Leased Line – Is it Only One Long Cable?
No. But it looks just like that in your network, if that is what you really want. The Ethernet leased lines provider can set up for you a ‘pseudo wire’ feature or services that will appear to the network as a very simple and passive connection. There is no need for a Network Address Translation. The hops in the network of the leased line provider are hidden away from view. Since it’s one passive connection, no ‘internet access’ will be added.
Do Ethernet Leased Lines Have Internet Connectivity? Well, Sometimes They Do.
There are some leased lines ISPs that add costs for Internet access aimed at their available leased lines. Other leased line providers, however, will only include internet access only if the client wants it.
If you add 2MB internet access to your 2MB line, 5 to 20% will be added to its cost. And if you add 100MB internet access to your 100MB line, 60 to 85% will be added to its costs.
You should know that how much of your internet access you buy does not need to be equivalent to the capacity of the leased line. For instance, you can purchase 50Mbps internet access with a 100Mbps leased line. You can actually use its capacity in order to carry the WAN traffic, as well as phone calls.
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