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BigMark May 18, 2000 08:21 AM
Remote Access- weird problem
Let's make this simple:

I have 2 macs. Both have identical log-in details to the ISP-same tel. number, same login ID, same password etc etc.

One of them logs in fine.
The other always fails authentication, despite the other one not being logged in at the same time, and despite starting afresh with new Remote Access prefs. etc.

Can someone shed some light on this?
Kevlar May 18, 2000 11:57 AM
Does the Remote access window say "authentication failed", waits for a bit and returns a modem error?
baxter May 18, 2000 12:09 PM
I noticed this problem when I upgraded from a G3 Powerbook (MacOS 8.51) to a G4 (MacOS 9.04). Using the internal modem to connect on the G4 results in the "authentication failed" error for the same ISP. Changing the modem from V.90 to V.34 didn't resolve the problem. What can be done?
BigMark May 18, 2000 12:11 PM
Nope. Afraid not.
wlonh May 18, 2000 12:28 PM
has anybody tried trashing the TCP/IP pref's and the MacTCP DNR file? or similar actions?
baxter May 18, 2000 07:41 PM
I finally solved my problem by exporting the configuration file from the powerbook and then importing it into the G4. From all appearances, they are identical (same options checked), but the configuration now authenticates on the G4. I don't know why it works now; as they say, "It's a mystery..."
wlonh May 18, 2000 07:48 PM
baxter, which configuration file do you mean?

TCP/IP or Internet Preferences or what?
Blobby May 18, 2000 09:00 PM
I thought the authenication info was stored in Internet Prefs so I'm curious to know which file too.
baxter May 19, 2000 04:47 PM
I exported the configuration from the Apple Remote Access control panel (configurations panel). I had the "Save password" option checked, so it exported everything (I'm assuming).
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