step-by-step OS8 config?
Posted on 1997-10-13
Greetings from the wilds of Kangaroo Island, South Australia!
My problem is actually a fairly simple one, but finding the answer is proving frustrating.
I have a Power Mac 7200 DOS compatible and until recently ran OS 7.5.5, AICK and internet dialer etc to connect to my ISP from the apple side.
I have recently upgraded to OS 8 and now am having poblems connecting.
I have set up TCP/IP and PPP according to the instructions in the Installation manual and Infocentre (using the TCP/IP settings which work fine on the PC side).
When I click 'connect' everything appears to work the way it should, a connection is established, but when "starting PPP" appears in the status window, it suddenly terminates the connection and an error message states "could not negotiate PPP connection".
When using AICK on the old system, I would connect manually as my ISP advised that Mac users were having to do this to maintain a stable connection on their old server, so I don't have a connect script to import... I tried connecting manually and through a connect script and got the same result with both methods.
All I really need is a step-by-step how-to for setting up the TCP/IP and PPP to make sure that I have everything in the right place BUT of course this is not provided in the OS 8 manual or to any helpful degree in the infocentre.
I have checked out the apple Tech Information Library and couldn't find anything there either.
Can anyone tell me where I can find such a helpful little tool or give me any pointers on where I might be going wrong?
Everything else about OS 8 has been a god-send so far, I don't want to end my winning streak here!