You are here: Home » FidoNet » FireBrick Bonding and VoIP

FireBrick Bonding and VoIP


Every day I hear a customer or potential customer complain that they can’t get more than 6Mbit from their line, despite us offering 110Mbit/sec and beyond.

We have an answer, and it is the FireBrick!

The Firebrick is a fantastic bit of kit, which keeps on getting better thanks to Adrian Kennard of Firebrick who is busy adding new features almost daily!

His latest addition is a SIP server, which means not only is your Firebrick a fantastic router and firewall which allows multiline bonding of ADSL services, but you can also use it as a telephone system / PBX for your office / home office.

This means you can do away with the flakey home brew PBX, or that planned (but expensive) Cisco UC PBX solution, and instead plug in a Firebrick.

The cost savings are actually quite amazing!  Instead of £350 for a firewall, £500 for the cheapest Cisco UC  PBX, etc simply plug in a FireBrick (starting at £350) and you have a fully functional phone switch, firewall and router – and you can use it to bond multiple ADSL lines together for faster upload and download speeds by simply adding the “Fully Loaded” license for an extra £250.  This includes all sorts of useful PBX facilities for the bigger office too (Busy Lamp Fields, etc).

The Firebrick is fully compatible with the Fido Talk SIP service, and of course works with our ADSL service enabling bonded upload and download speeds of up to 350Mbit/sec depending on the number of lines and the performance of each of these lines.

Worth noting too that this solution does NOT use MLPPP … and DOES support ADSL lines of differing speeds.  Bond an 8Mbit and a 4Mbit line together to get 12Mbit.  (MLPPP would only give you 8Mbit at best).

Contact our sales team for more information today on 0800 920 2000

Fido.Net’s team of experienced engineers and management have been working in the internet industry since its inception in the UK back in 1992. Jon Morby, the founder and owner of Fido.Net originally started in IT as far back as 1982, and was one of the UK (and Europe’s) main importers of both email and echomail for the fidonet network of amateur bulletin boards, running the Internet gateway from 1985 through to 1994. Jon Morby - founder of Fido.Net. Although enjoying a successful career in Stock Broking working out of the Birmingham Stock Exchange, Jon felt the real future was in the Internet; and after some persuasion by Demon’s then Managing Director Cliff Stanford, Jon joined Demon Internet Ltd, initially responsible for their Birmingham Point of Presence (PoP) from 1993 to 1995 and then moving to London to supervise Demon’s growing technical support team. By the time Jon finally left Demon in January 2000 he was their Advanced Technologies Manager responsible for managing the development and implementation of the next generation systems which Scottish Telecom (now Thus PLC) and Demon would be rolling out over the next 3-5 years – a far cry from his original days running a support desk of 5 staff! Fido.Net’s senior staff have had a grounding in the Internet with the majority of them having worked for ISP’s such as Demon Internet, EasyNet and other main stream UK Service Providers, as well as some of the first large Internet Portals (including online trading experts The Interactive Investor, and the not so successful

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.