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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Some networks you can reach with Midwest-IX

-Internet 2 -I-Light -Research Networks Starlight/Abilene -Lexus -PACS

Hurricane Electric now available in Indiana

We are excited to announce Hurricane Electric (he.net) is now available through our member companies. HE.NET is now available for purchase on the exchange. Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, […]

Example Cisco 3550 Config for M-IX

vtp mode transparent ! no spanning-tree vlan 777 ! If you don’t need LLDP, disable globally no lldp run ! If you don’t need CDP, disable globally no cdp run ! vlan 777 name M-IX ! interface /IfIdent/ description Interface to MIDWEST-IX switchport access vlan 777 switchport mode access switchport nonegotiate no keepalive speed nonegotiate […]

Find us on Facebook

Midwest-IX is on Facebook.  Come over and like us https://www.facebook.com/mdwestix

What is an Exchange

From Wikipedia: An Internet exchange point (IX or IXP) is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs) exchange Internet traffic between their networks (autonomous systems). IXPs reduce the portion of an ISP’s traffic which must be delivered via their upstream transit providers, thereby reducing the average per-bit delivery cost of their service. Furthermore, […]

Benefits of peering

Reduced transit purchase costs via peering There can be significant cost advantages in connecting to Midwest-IX. When connecting to the Internet via one or more upstream Internet Service Providers (ISP) transit charges have to be paid to these companies for data routed through the Internet. Organizations connecting to Midwest-IX can directly negotiate to exchange a […]

MidWest-IX announces services at 350 East Cermak

Midwest Internet Exchange is excited to announce services at 350 East Cermak in Chicago, Illinois. Services include Router and server Co-Location Transport Transit and IP Services Peering and exchange services Circuit termination and Cross-Connects Managed delivery of any of the above services

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