I just got a cable modem installed, the technical requirements page said it works with OS 8.1 - 9 but when the guy was going through the installation process he said they don't support anything lower than OS 9 and he couldn't authorise the installation because their tech support personnel are only trained in OS 9. He also said he'd get in trouble if he authorised it and I had to ring up for support still using OS 8.6 Changing "Connect via" to Ethernet in the TCP/IP control panel was all he did, he didn't even know I wasn't running OS 9 till I restarted with the cable modem plugged in and he saw the 8.6 splash screen. Obviously I'm pretty annoyed about this, their dial up service is so over subscribed it's a joke these days and any other dial up service costs as much as their cable modem service because I have to have my own phoneline. Is the way of configuring internet access on OS 9 any different from OS 8.6 ? I've only got a beige G3 and I'm under the impression that OS 9 might slow things down a bit so I was planning on sticking with 8.6 till I get a new G4 later in the year.