PPPoE (DSL) on PowerBook 540c (68k)

LimeiBook86

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My friend has a PowerBook 540c (68k) it has Mac OS 7.6.1 on it (I can upgrade to 8.1 if I need to) But all he wants to do is use his Verizon DSL connection on his PowerBook, his PowerBook has an ethernet port (AAUI) and an adapter for regular ethernet wire. do you need to use PPPoE to use DSL? Thats what he uses on his PC. So all I need is a PPPoE program that works on a 68k PowerBook with mac OS 7.6.1 - 8.1

Please help... :(
 

GeeYouEye

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hmm... don't know if it's possible at all. I don't know what PPPoE program verizon sends, but SBC gives you EnterNet 300 - which doesn't work on anything less than 8.6. I suspect Verizon is the same. The only other one I know of is MacPoET, which only runs under 9. Honestly, I'd tell him to either make sure he has a LAN and not just a PPPoE connection or (better) get a new computer.
 

GeeYouEye

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Just though of something else

You might be able to upgrade the processor to a 601. That might let you run 8.6, IIRC. Then you can run EnterNet 300, I think.
 

Hemingray

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Originally posted by GeeYouEye
The only other one I know of is MacPoET, which only runs under 9.
Actually, that's not true. MacPoET will run on systems all the way back to 7.6 as long as there's OpenTransport 1.1.1. The problem is the program's not fat, so it will only run on PPCs. Of course this is also MacPoET 2.5 I'm talking about, so maybe 1.0 (if it can even be found) was written fat, I'm not sure though.