I'm considering getting DSL with Verizon (I live in DC), but their website says the support Mac OS 9...says nothing of X. Does anyone have DSL with Verizon using OS X, and if so, is it easy to configure?
I have DSL, but not with Verizon (they offered less then 1/2 of the speed I get for the same money as my current ISP). I do know that most of what you need is built into OS X to get online via DSL. You won't need additional software, as you do with OS 9. Do you have any intentions to get a router/firewall or base station?? If so, then their Mac support (or lack thereof) is a non-issue. You will just need to configure either the router or base station to go online for you, and then connect to that. That will make your connection truly 'always on' and you won't need to log in or anything.
I have Verizon DSL and my powerbook works fine with it. The PPPoE is built right into X so your set there. I use my airport base station to access the DSL now but for a while there i was hardwaring into it. You should have no problems with it
I have two iBooks and a G4 Plus and iMac running off of Verszon DSL and an airport base station w a router. Two machine run some version of 9 and two run os X Getting it set up is about as hard as falling off a Log.
Don't sweat it & don't believe everything you read.