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Any Verizon DSL users out there?
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Jun 21, 2003, 01:01 PM
I have a relative who owns an early iBook running OS 9. He's considering subscribing to Verizon's DSL service. I know that this is a no-brainer with OS X but upgrading his current machine really isn't an option.

Question: Verizon's website only mentions OS X under their system requirements. Is is possible to get online with Verizon under OS 9 as well? I've searched the forums and found some info about needing MacPoET with Verizon but these posts are two years old now. Is Verizon still compatible with OS 9 this way? Is PPoE still the needed protocol (which is not ideal under OS 9)? Thanks.
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Jun 22, 2003, 08:53 PM
They might say this because they don't want to license MacPoET or EnterNet for the OS 9 users. OS X has PPPoE functionality built-in, whereas OS 9 needs a third party program to do this. If he can get ahold of MacPoET or EnterNet he should be able to connect just fine. Better yet, get a router and he won't need to deal with PPPoE at all (just set the router to connect via PPPoE.)
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Jun 22, 2003, 11:12 PM
When I first got Verizon DSL it was connected via my 7200/90 running 8.6. If you get the self install kit it will include a CD with a program that basically walks you through everything.

I've since upgraded to a router that takes care of everything for me though.

(And yes, the 7200/90 is still chugging along!)

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Jun 26, 2003, 07:38 PM
Ask if they even use PPoE first. I have Verizon DSL, and it's just generic DHCP. My router just gets an IP, then dishes them out to my computers. I've even had my old IIfx on the 'net

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