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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:33 pm    Post subject: USB Cable Modem Setup Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
Getting my Mac Mini tomorrow Cool cant wait, its like chrsitmas hehe.

Anyway, My cable modem has a faulty Ethernet adapter so im currently using USB.
I wondered if anyone could be so kind to give me a simple setup so I can print it and setup my mac for internet access please.

All help would be greatly appreciatted.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should recognize it during the setup/registration process. If it doesn't go to System Preferences, if your new to the Mac it will be the light switch icon on the far right of the dock. Click it and go to Internet and Network and click Network. Make sure it's set to Automatic, Built-in Ethernet and Using DCHP or you can manually set settings if you want to set up a direct IP. If you still cannot get it work click the Assist Me at the bottom of the Network settings and go through it. If you still can't get it to work post back!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi blazer,
Thanks for your help.
Unfortuntely it didn't work.

It won't work for usb, but ethernet is working at the moment.
As ive tried to explain my ethernet plays up (Faulty port on Cable modem).

If you could help me out that would be great.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did your modem come with OS X drivers? What brand is it?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USB is slower than Ethernet and way more buggy. Callup your ISP and tell them you need a new modem! Most of them will be glad to send you a new one. Adelphia send me a new one for free after mine broke.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens if you go to Network>Show>Network Port Configurations Does it show up?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you ever get it to work?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
USB is slower than Ethernet and way more buggy. Callup your ISP and tell them you need a new modem! Most of them will be glad to send you a new one. Adelphia send me a new one for free after mine broke.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blazer wrote:
Did you ever get it to work?


No I didn't get it to work Crying or Very sad

Nobodys gave me any help with actual setup of USB configuration, Ive wasted 2 days trying to get it to work.

For the moment my Macs been off for 3 days and im back to PC.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PPPoE? Do you have a driver?

1. Open System Preferences.
2. Double-click Network.
3. In the Show area, select the device
4. Select the PPPoE tab and do the following:
a) Select the Connect using PPPoE check box.
b) In the Service Provider field, enter Joe DSL.
c) In the Account Name field, enter the customerís account name (e.g., username"@"joe.net).
d) In the Password field, enter your password.
e) Select the Save password and Show PPPoE status in menu bar check boxes.
f) Click Apply Now.
5. Click PPPoE Options and do the following:
a) Select the Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications and the Send PPP echo packets check boxes.
b) All other check boxes should be clear.
c) Click OK.
6. Click the TCP/IP tab and do the following:
a) In the Configure field, select Using PPP.
b) Click Apply Now, and click Save when closing the window.
7. Click the desktop.
8. In the Finder tool bar, click Go, and select Applications.
9. In the Applications window, double-click Internet Connect.
10. In the Configuration list, select the device connected to the modem
11. Click Connect.
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