Modem/Internet HELP

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by BrianT1701, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to get a Power Mac 7500/100 online. I have a US Robotics External 56k modem. I can't tell if the Mac is finding it, or what. I also cannot figure out how to enter my ISP info anywhere.

    Note-PC users trying to use a Mac is a funny thing. Therefore, you may have to give semi-detailed steps for me.

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    Re: Modem/Internet HELP

    I suggest that you install MacOS 9.1 if you have it. It is available as a standalone installation. A standalone 9.1 CD also ships with MacOS X 10.1. If you don't then install MacOS 7.5.5. Its free and will make your job a lot easier.

    Go to the Apple Menu.

    Select Control Panel:TCP/IP. Chose PPP as your connection protocol.

    Then go to Control Panel:pPP

    Select your modem driver. Enter your ISP's phone number, your user name, and password in the appropriate places.

    Launch your favorite Internet application. PPP should launch automatically and log on for you.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, the mac found the modem. I was able to connect using the PPP thing. But, something with some TCP setting or something is not right, when I try to view a webpage with Netscape I get a connot find sever error message, even tho I am connected via modem and PPP. I have no idea what to do.

    I am using system 8.1
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now this is nice, when I start the computer or disconnect and someone calls here, i can hear them talking on the modem, that isn't right. Crazy macs freak me out. If this doens't work somehow I am throwing this thing in the trash.
     
  5. macrumors G4

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    You have to install and use the correct driver for your modem.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's where a problem arrive, I know 0 people who own a mac, so I can't get a copy of the driver on a mac compatable disk.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    macs can read PC formatted diskes. check your modems manufacture's web site and see if you can download drivers from there.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that, and the mac didn't know how to open it.
     
  9. macrumors G4

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    You need Stuffit Expander. Just to be clear:

    Go to this web site.
    You will see a panel that behaves very much like the NeXT browser/MacOS X 10.x Finder below Stay Connected.
    Select 56K/33.6K External -> Macintosh -> All Other -> Universal Script. This is an ARA Script for AppleTalk Remote Access and is also used by PPP.

    A binhexed file will be downloaded to your computer. If you have it installed Stuffit Expander will automatically decode the downloaded file. If you need additional assistance, you may also download the Install Guide which will require Acrobat Reader.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this doesn't want to work for me. I have downloaded both of the different version of stuffit available for the mac, burned them to a CD(off of my PC), and the mac doesn't want to open either of them. Actually, Claris Works tried to open them.

    I know I seem like an idiot here, but I know PC's not Macs.
     
  11. macrumors G4

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    What in God's name are you burning to a CD? Why don't you use a friend's Mac or a Mac in a computer lab somewhere to download the driver you need. Once you get your Mac connected, then you can download everything else that you need. Even simpler, you may borrow a MacOS 9 CD. Upgrade your copy of MacOS 8.1 to 9.x. Stuffit Expander is bundled with the OS.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no one i know uses a mac, and I can't think of anywhere to find one, but I guess i need to go check it out. as far as finding a 9.1 CD that will be just as difficult.

    thanks for all your help on this, atleast I know what I have to do.
     

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