Getting a DSL on my LAN...

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Hello. I believe I have most of the things I need to get this IIci on my LAN and surfin', somewhat, the internet anytime. I have an Asante Ethernet Card in it and Mac OS 7.1. I also downloaded MacTCP and put it on there. At this point, I'm kind of stuck.

My network is a cable modem hooked into a router/hub that links to all my Macs. I'm using DHCP.

Is there any hope of me getting this IIci on the web?

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At what point are you stuck?

Are you having problems getting the hardware going, or are you having issues configuring MacTCP?

Just to note, MacTCP doesn't support DHCP. If you want DHCP, you'll need Open Transport, and the easiest way to get that would be to upgrade to 7.5. However, you don't *need* DHCP. Just assign the Mac a static address outside the router's DHCP pool.

(Example: You're using a Linksys router. The settings for the internal network are as follows:

Network: 192.168.1.0
Broadcast: 192.168.1.255
Netmask: 255.255.255.255
Router: 192.168.1.1
DNS server: some.ip.on.internet
DHCP Range: 192.168.1.100-150

Configure the Mac to something like:

IP: 192.168.1.10 (outside the DHCP range)
netmask: 255.255.255.0
gateway: 192.168.1.1

Note that MacTCP uses the least intuitive UI ever designed for configuring netmasks.)

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One more note...

Don't get confused by the fact that MacTCP mentions "Dynamic Address Assignment" or something of the like as a configuration choice. MacTCP's method of dynamic assignment isn't compatible with DHCP.

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Hmm...

I meant to put IIci instead of DSL in my topic name. Ooops. As for Opentransport, I found version 1.1.1 of it that is compatible with mac OS 7.1. I'll probably try to get it on the LAN eventually.

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Open Transport is definitely

Open Transport is definitely going to be your best bet for easy network configuration. You might want to consider installing System 7.5 on that thing too.

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I tried that with my SE, even

I tried that with my SE, even upgrading to 7.0.1 from 6.0.8. . . alas, it still doesn't work. It also gives me the "MacTCP not installed" error. Am I doing something wrong? I'm using Charter Cable and a Lynksys router

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