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9.2.1 Killed VerizonDSL (MacPoet)
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Aug 22, 2001, 08:23 PM
 
Installing 9.2.1 killed my DSL software supplied by Verizon. It crashes and/or gives me an error stating that a control stream could not be opened.

It looks as if there is a long lag in the beginning when loading an ethernet or open transport extension, and the modem flickers for a while. I think it is some conflict with the networking extensions, but I can not be sure.

Has anyone else experienced this and fixed it? Verizon is never any help.

Any and all help appreciated.

M
(G4-500 sawtooth).
     
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Aug 22, 2001, 10:56 PM
 
I use verizon too and have no issues after install of 9.2.1

maybe dump macpoet and reinstall... this has helped me in past with macpoet issue.

verizon is quite lame where mac support is concerned. I have helped them a few times.

Did you install with extensions set to "mac os all" as per read me that came with 9.2.1?

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Aug 23, 2001, 02:14 AM
 
DSL apps have been known to modify the Open Transport and Open Transport ASLM Modules files. Every Mac OS update since 8.6 has updated these files, and the modifications made by the DSL apps are wiped out when you update. Reinstall the DSL application.

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Aug 23, 2001, 01:21 PM
 
Thank you all for your reponses. I have followed all the suggestions to no avail. I still receive the error message "Can not open a control stream." OR "The module is not loaded." When I hit connect on the Verizon software, the disk grinds for a while, but nothing happens until I get an error message or a freeze.

Is there ANY other PPPOE software available?

Thanks for all your help.

Mandricard

p.s. One other clue, possibly, is that the TCP/IP settings keep reverting to "Configure using DHCP server."
     
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Aug 24, 2001, 01:50 AM
 
Mandricard

As far as I know, MacPoet is the best, worst and only PPPoE software for the Classic mac. OS X has it built in

BUT there is hope!

This solution works best:
Drop $100 bucks or so on a Cable, DSL router from Asante (FR3004C) http://www.asante.com/product/routers/fncable-dsl.htm
It has PPPoE built in. You give the router your Verizon username and password and set your mac(s) tcp/ip for DHCP and that's it. Any time you want to log on, just go to Netscape, ie, Fetch ... Whatever, and the router automatically makes the connection.


1. You don't need MacPoet!
2. You have a router to share your DSL among however many Computers you plug in!

enjoy!
GregM.
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Aug 24, 2001, 02:23 AM
 
Originally posted by 3dAnimation:
<STRONG>Mandricard

As far as I know, MacPoet is the best, worst and only PPPoE software for the Classic mac. OS X has it built in

BUT there is hope!

This solution works best:
Drop $100 bucks or so on a Cable, DSL router from Asante (FR3004C) http://www.asante.com/product/routers/fncable-dsl.htm
It has PPPoE built in. You give the router your Verizon username and password and set your mac(s) tcp/ip for DHCP and that's it. Any time you want to log on, just go to Netscape, ie, Fetch ... Whatever, and the router automatically makes the connection.


1. You don't need MacPoet!
2. You have a router to share your DSL among however many Computers you plug in!

enjoy!
GregM.
=]</STRONG>
I second this suggestion--I've been routing my Verizon DSL ever since I got it, and have four Macs surfing away on the web.

The only thing I'd add, though, is to check dealmac.com regularly. You can get spectacular deals on routers there.
And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
     
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Aug 24, 2001, 11:35 AM
 
Macintouch has now noted the problem. We shall see if anyone comes up with a solution there. The Router idea has been intriguing for a long time, perhaps I will do it, eventually. But as I have 9.1 installed on one disk, and 9.2.1 installed on another (with OS-X) perhaps I will have to stick with this solution for now, unfortunately. I have noticed none of the speedups that people are raving about, so perhaps it is no great loss.

Anyway, keep the suggestions coming, and I will keep trying.

The Macintouch thread is
http://www.macintouch.com/mos921.html

Thanks again,

M
     
   
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