Verizon DSL w/Mac OS X

hestres

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Original poster
Jun 6, 2002
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Hi all,

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? :confused:

Thanks!
 

Choppaface

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Jan 22, 2002
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I don't, but it shouldn't be any big deal. you might have to boot into 9 to use some of their software the first time around or something but you should be able to use X with it
 

AlphaTech

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Oct 4, 2001
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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.
 

Macpoops

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Jan 15, 2002
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No problem

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
 

markeleven

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Feb 10, 2002
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Verizon DSL & OS X

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.
 

jsjr

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Feb 20, 2002
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Verizon DSL on Mac OS X

It does work fine...
I had installed on my computer before I switch to Cable Modem...

The configuration is quite simple, you just have to use PPPoE to make the connection... and you are all set....
 
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