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Nov 7, 2001, 12:28 AM
 
Is there a way to connect to the internet, with Mac OS 9.x, using PPPOE ("point to point protocol over ethernet")?

This is the protocol that my broad band company is asking me to use but they only provide the necessary software for PC's.

(Yes, I know that with Mac OS X this is a non-issue, but I still need to use Mac OS 9.x.)

Juggler.

[ 11-07-2001: Message edited by: Juggler ]

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Nov 7, 2001, 09:28 AM
 
You need this software. It's $29 for a client license. And they have an evaluation version you can test to make sure it'll work with your provider.

Good luck...
     
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Nov 21, 2001, 05:01 PM
 
Thanks. This is the follow-up, just in case somebody finds this information useful:

Following your suggestion I downloaded "EnterNet", but I didnīt like it very much because apparently the computer crashes if it goes to sleep without disconnecting pppoe first. EnterNet has a newer operation mode, that uses Appleīs `Remote Accessī, which supposedly solves the problem, but I couldnīt make it work. :o

But following hints from the help files I realized that there is another software for PPPoE called MacPoet. This one is working well for me and apparently it is free.

A.
     
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Nov 21, 2001, 06:37 PM
 
I'd recommend Vicomsoft SurfDoubler – its far better than the other two products.
     
   
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