to 10.2(Jaguar) from OS 9& Setting Up DSL--Peter Phun
My computer: G3 Powerbook Pismo (year of manufacture 2000) 400 mHz 6GB Hard drive 640 mb Ram
I recently upgraded to Jaguar from OS 9, skipping the whole OS 10.1 thru' ??
After much hesitation, keep in mind I only bought my first Mac 2 years ago,
I have to say I was pretty happy with OS 9.This is a tutorial based on just
my personal experience. Yours might be different so feel free to email me and
we can share our experiences.
Paid the student rate for Jaguar but right after
I bought it, Apple decides to give it away to K-12 teachers(my wife is one).
These last 3 months have been quite a ride as far as experimentations go.
Pismo Powerbook had a 6 GB hard drive and was already overstuffed.So I swapped
that hard drive for a 40 GB IBM Travelstar 5400RPM for which I paid $170 from
online dealer Googlegear.(Note: this is not an endorsement, I did a search
www.pricegrabber.com and they turned out to the cheapest.)
Briefly I made 3 partitions something like 5GB, 10GB, and 25GB(in practice
those numbers never actually add back up 40GB,I read the reason somewhere but
those details bore me.
I installed Jaguar on the 10GB portion, then installed OS 9 on the 5 GB
partition and left the
big partition for experimentation.
So I contacted SBC Yahoo thru' their web site and ordered service. Those
guys need to get a clue about time. They said I would be online on Oct 29th.
Earlier I had received the hardware(dsl modem and self-install kit) and was
just waiting for the day to arrive. You can picture me all hooked up and waiting
on the 29th morning.
I turned on power for the dsl modem and nothing. I place a call to tech support
and they said sorry, you're not turned on yet at leastnot till midnight but
that would mean my start date would be Oct 30th, right?
First thing I noticed when I read the documentation from SBC Yahoo was
that there wasn't any need to install any software.
- Hook up the hardware, go to the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen and select>System Preferences and click on Network, you should see this:
- At the Location pulldown menu, choose "New" and give the location a meaningful
name. Since I have a powerbook I named it SBCdsl or Homedsl.
- Then under the Show field, choose "Built-in Ethernet," because you will be using that jack to connect to your dsl modem. The other choices "Internal Modem" or "Airport" will not apply to you unless you are dialing up or have airport card installed.
- Then click on the PPPoE tab. Check "Connect using PPPoE". Enter "email@example.com under Account Name. In the password field, enter sbcyahooreg.
- 5 .Next click PPPoE Options. Under Sessions Options, make sure Connect Automatically
when starting TCP/IP applications is checked. The other Sessions Options
are optional.Under Advanced Options, Send PPP echo packets should be checked.
6. Apply Now", close the window and launch Internet Explorer.
7. In Internet Explorer, type this URL in the address field http://sbcreg.sbcglobal.net.
- 8. Follow the directions on that screen. When you are done, write your new account information and keep it in a safe place.Now you are ready to go back and enter your real username, password
and other info overwriting the fields in the Network box because your registration is complete.
- 9. So go back to the Finder, go to the Apple menu (top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
- 10. In System Preferences window, select Network, then
select the location which you named earlier (in my case, I used SBCdsl or Homedsl.
11. From the Show
drop down menu, select "Built-In Ethernet".
- 12. Then click the PPPoE tab and fill in the fields.Make sure Connect using PPPoE is
checked.Delete firstname.lastname@example.org under the Account Name field.
Enter your Username/Member ID in the field named Account Name. Example,
JohnDoe@sbcglobal.net. Delete the password in the Password field. Enter your own password that
you created in its place.
13. Finally click Apply Now Close the window and launch your browser Internet Explorer,Netscape and you should going ga-ga at how quickly things load.Check back here for another portion of this tutorial where I go over setting up my Asante wireless router. My mind is still numb from the hours I spent figuring out the Network box under System Preferences and the various configurations possible there.
Good luck with your own attempts.