Trash FreePPP and use Remote Access which works better and understands Mac OS 9, OT 2.6.1 (part of 9.0.4 update).
It's nearly 3 yrs since its been updated, same for GearBox, and has trouble with some ISPs and setups. No updates for v.90 protocol.
On my system the installer doesn't even work properly and allow deselecting options, PPP Menu and FreePPP control strip, and if you use Eudora it can't tell if you are connected or not.
Mac OS 9.1 will have OT 3.0 in couple months and provide a more robust tool to connect and come up to where other operating systems and internet, faster connects, better thruput, compete with other platforms, offer MLPPP for dual modem/ISDN users.