Unable to connect to remote host.

4 replies [Last post]
Joined: Apr 11 2007
Posts: 21

Hi, i was wandering what is wrong with my macTCP configuration, because i am getting an error that says unable to connect to remote host. I am only 13 an was wandering what a remote host is? ohh ya and our family has comcast high speed internet.

Thanks a lot if someone helps because blogs are my last hope. Im about to give up on my mac because i have litterly been working on it for like 8 months now.

P.S. im not wearing my glasses so sorryh for the bad spelling

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
cwsmith's picture
Joined: Oct 13 2005
Posts: 699
Precious little information ...

Which OS are you using?

Which Mac model are we talking about?

How are you connecting to Comcast? (Ethernet?)

Are you posting to AppleFritter from the Mac in question, or from another machine?

As I recall, MacTCP was for dialup connections in System 7. It was replaced in System 7.5 by TCP/IP and Remote Access. If you're on Comcast (cable Internet), why do you particularly need need MacTCP?


Dozens of Macs; a handful of PCs; Apple ][e, ][c and ][gs; a few iPods; lots of parts
17 guitars, 2 baritone guitars, alto guitar, 6 bass guitars, bajo sexto, 3 ukuleles, mandolin, banjo, sitar
3/4 scale upright bass, 4pc drum kit, congas, travel congas, bongos, cajon, cabasa, 12 harmonicas

Joined: Apr 11 2007
Posts: 21
Macintosh SE FDHD

Hi i am using a macintosh se FDHD with mac os 7.5.3 on a zip drive. I posted the question on my Hp pavilion PC with winxp. Also another thing is that there is no tcp/ip controll pannel. When i installed system 7.5.3 it came with MacTCP controll pannel. Do i have to install OT (open transport.)

Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 234
Does your SE have an Ethernet

Does your SE have an Ethernet port?


The lazy man would rather exert himself than make two trips. -- Slovenian saying

Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 211
Hi Kevin,Read my stuff ov

Hi Kevin,

Read my stuff over here:
http://www.vintagemacworld.com/conshare.html and


When using an SE, you are stuck with using MacTCP. If you have a faster Mac, poke around for the Network Software Selector that allows you to switch between MacTCP and Open Transport.

ps Put your specs on!