ppp, I am desperate

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ppp, I am desperate

after 3 months of trying to get macppp and otppp to work, I am asking you, applefritter for help.

I have an internet account, which I give the right password and username to, then I give the phonenumber for local internet
I also switched TCP/IP to macppp or ppp (two different machines) ,but yet when I open mosiac, it "cannot connect to remote host". What am I doing wrong?

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Assuming you have already con

Assuming you have already configured your name server addresses and your domains, you may want to try some things in Mosaic, such as browsing by IP. Does your dialer clarify that you are indeed connected and the ammount of time you have been online? If not, I would suggest the software "FreePPP" which I used on everything from a Mac Plus to a G3 B/W to get online way back in my dial-up days. Also, if you can allow it, get yourself Internet Explorer 3 or Netscape Navigator as NCSA Mosic has, quite sadly, seen it's day come and go. Both are still available on tons of varied FTP sites if you can google them.

I do, however, remember the glorious day when I moved off the Gopher to Mosaic... but even more glorious was the day I moved off Mosaic to "AOL".

What would I have thought of 802.11 and 1 meg DSL back then...

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Use a decent tool to check IP

Mosaic is probably a blunt instrument for testing IP connectivity. Mosaic was dodgy at the best of times -- exciting at the time but not tremendously reliable. Grab a copy of NCSA Telnet 2.6 or 2.7 and use the "Display IP Address" function to check whether your PPP connection is really live. If you have a valid IP address, try connecting to a public Telnet server (Google to find one) and try connecting via the hostname (eg fred.myorg.com) and via IP address (do an nslookup on a working computer first to derive the IP). If DNS is not working, enter the DNS server addresses for your ISP into MacTCP or the TCP/IP control panel manually.

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GUh1

I have telnet, and it shows a number when I ask for network numbers. I tried connecting to columbianet.columbia.edu, which I can do on my G3 which is connected to DSL (of which I am stealing) and nothing happens. Whatroute doesn't work either. IT says PPP is up, but yet I cannot do anything, even after I got the ppp server and domain adress from the company

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Re: GUh1

I have telnet, and it shows a number when I ask for network numbers. I tried connecting to columbianet.columbia.edu, which I can do on my G3 which is connected to DSL (of which I am stealing) and nothing happens. Whatroute doesn't work either. IT says PPP is up, but yet I cannot do anything, even after I got the ppp server and domain adress from the company

There's the problem, it's spiting you for stealing DSL.

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I own the DSL, it's not like

I own the DSL, it's not like it's not paid for, I'm just not allowed to use it.

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Moving On

Are you using an internal or external modem to connect to dialup through PPP?

If it's external maybe your jumpers are messed up. I'd suggest going to the manufacturers website and finding the default jumper settings.

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Try This

You said you got an address. What is that address?

Also, try to put "64.233.167.99" (It's Google) into your web browser. This could be a DNS issue.

Do you have a ping utility at all on your computer? If you do, try to ping that IP address. You could also try traceroute-ing it if you have the right software.

Make sure you include as much info in your responses as possible, especially if you traceroute.

-Bob

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traceroute and all that doesn

traceroute and all that doesn't work, neither does pinging
it's like the ISP is not sending me anyhting back
maybe it's because it's free....

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It could be...

It's also possible that you're not actually connecting, or you're connecting and something isn't going through properly.

Try the following tests and give us the exact results. Unfortunantly, 'It didn't work' is a little inconcludive.

Connect to the internet

ping 64.233.167.99
ping www.google.com
traceroute 64.233.167.99
traceroute www.google.com

Open a web browser and type in "http://64.233.167.99" into the address bar. What error does it give you? With what browser?

Also, what is your IP address (Please list the numbers)

This should (at the very least) let us know where it goes wrong getting you online.

-Bob

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Telnet and AGNet tools Claims

Telnet and AGNet tools Claims that my IP is:

206.148.80.5

AGNettools also says I have a router adress andsubnet mask of: 0.0.0.0 and my hostname and hardware adress are "Not Available"

Pinging and tracerouting google.com and it's IP did not work.
(using AGnet tools)

I also tried pinging my powerbook (which is using dialup) with my G3 (which has working DSL), with no results.

Using Mosiac, MacWeb, and Wannabe as browsers, I tried typing www.google.com and it's IP in the URL bar, and it usually says "Unable to connect to remote host".

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TCP/IP control panel

What exactly does your TCP/IP Control panel say?

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