Broadband and Macs

Submitted: Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 22:28
ThreadID: 20788 Views:1557 Replies:9 FollowUps:11
This Thread has been Archived
I am told that Macs wont work with ADSL broadband, and that I have to have a IBM then connect the Mac to that like via a hub and stuff...anyone know where to steer me for info?

thankfully yours - Bonz
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Terracan - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 23:03

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 23:03
Hey Bonz

I have both Macs and PCs on my ADSL Broadband. There's no need to connect a PC first. Check with your ISP as most have instructions for Mac - I'm with iinet.

Good Luck
Chris
AnswerID: 100202

Reply By: V8Diesel - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 23:25

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 23:25
Bonz, I've got a G4 with OSX on Telstra ADSL Broadband and it works fine.

Be warned, Telstra tech support for Mac is non-existent. If it is not on the 'cheat sheet' list of standard fixes you're buggered, they don't have anyone in tech support who actually knows the first thing about Macs. I'd phone around and find an ISP that's Mac friendly and you'll be laughing.

Also, the directions for the 'speedtouch' ADSL modem installation for Mac are complicated and don't work in my experience. After much frustration, phone calls and stuffing around I just ignored it all, plugged it in and it worked. That's the OSX plan.

Good luck
AnswerID: 100206

Reply By: David T - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 00:02

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 00:02
I agree with the sentiments that you may not get much support for tech support if you own a Mac - Iprimus seems to still be Mac friendly.

However, as a superior individual (indicated by your choice of computer) you won't be needing tech support

Bye
David T
AnswerID: 100208

Reply By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 00:02

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 00:02
Get in touch with an ISP such as Internode ADSL or go to, Broadband Choice and compare all the ADSL offerings in the country.

Hope this helps,
Geoff.
Geoff,
Landcruiser HDJ78,
Grey hair is hereditary, you get it from children. Baldness is caused by watching the Wallabies.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 100209

Follow Up By: iMusty - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 09:19

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 09:19
Hi Geoff M

How do I make those instant links you make such as "Internode ADSL" in blue?

Do I copy and paste??? What???? I tried that but it no work for me.
0
FollowupID: 358403

Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 09:42

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 09:42
Hi IMusty,
When I post a message or follow up, at the bottom of the window I type into are a couple of example lines for how to enter what you ask, also an example on how to post links to photo's. They are as follow:
To Post Hyperlinks:
"For links: link text
For images: [ View Image]"
Note: I put the whole thing inside inverted comma's so they would appear as text, not blue hyper links.
I'm a member, maybe I get the link posting option and non members don't?

Hope that helps,
Geoff.
Geoff,
Landcruiser HDJ78,
Grey hair is hereditary, you get it from children. Baldness is caused by watching the Wallabies.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 358521

Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 09:43

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 09:43
Rotten thing tricked me, didn't work how I planned it bugger.

Back to looking at the instructions below the window.

Geoff.
Geoff,
Landcruiser HDJ78,
Grey hair is hereditary, you get it from children. Baldness is caused by watching the Wallabies.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 358522

Reply By: Tim HJ61 - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 03:12

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 03:12
Hi Bonz,

Whoever told you that, don't go back there for any advice or information. Don't even bother to tell them they're wrong. They won't believe you.

They're just wrong. And dumb. And not even out of date. It's never been the case. I won't start on the history of Macs and the internet..... [taking a deep breath]

OSX just works. Simple.
OS9 too.

Plug in your ADSL modem to the phone line and your ethernet port, go to the Network control panel. Ask it to connect to the internet, then wait 30 seconds and you're away. If you do this before you turn on your Mac it might even ask you if you want it to set it up for you.

I'm running 2 Macs using OS9 and one eMac under 10.3.8 with a 4 port ADSL hub. The all access the net at the same time. My ISP is www.highway1.com.au and they run Macs through their office and provide a great service. Easy and simple, never a problem.

Lack of support at other ISP's is rarely a problem. You never need to ask for it.

Frankly I cannot believe someone told you this....... [sigh]

Tim
AnswerID: 100216

Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 08:33

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 08:33
Macs work fine on ADSL, simple.

Whoever told you they don't, is wrong.

Wolfie. ( Owner of 5 G4 Macs ).
AnswerID: 100224

Follow Up By: iMusty - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 09:22

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 09:22
Why would someone need 5 (five) computors?
0
FollowupID: 358404

Follow Up By: Wok - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 14:08

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 14:08
sunday.......monday.....tuesday......>>>>>
0
FollowupID: 358420

Follow Up By: iMusty - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 15:02

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 15:02
5 women I can understand, but 5 computors?.

NO. Let me rephrase that. I can't understand 5 women.

I understand though why you'd need five women. Um actually no I don't. Ahh er well hang on. If you have er ah five women. No, that won't work either.

Let's see. If I had five women (which I don't). it'd be better than 1 women er ah no it wouldn't.

Hmm.

Ah er what i'm saying is I'm starting to see that if you had 5 computors it is better than 5 women. no it's not..

I'm getting cofnused now
I'll shut up now

0
FollowupID: 358427

Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 17:42

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 17:42
One at work ( accounts ).
One in the lounge ( anyone's ).
2 in my sons room ( post grad Ba Comp Sci ).
Laptop ( goes with me for photos ).

Cheers

Wolfie
0
FollowupID: 358441

Reply By: Member - Brian F H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 14:49

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 14:49
Macs l-o-v-e BroardBand.So do I. We own/run 10 PCs inside the shop.(If they were so great,would'nt I use a free one of them/) I use a Mac G-5 dual,G-3 Blue/White tower,iMac slot loader..( iBook at home hooked to big screen)ALL work fine on ADSL.I just leave it on forever.Makes living out here in the stix just a whole lot better.Love OS X 'cause if you managed a crash (next door to impossible) you just go back to where you left off..Just make sure you only open emails from those you trust.Stay away from jokes/pix that have been on-forwared..Yahoo is good..It scans for bugs before you open them. Pix http://public.fotki.com/RockyOne/
AnswerID: 100253

Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 13:19

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 13:19
I ordered a Dual 2 G5 17 days ago. I am starting to get a bit impatient waiting for it. The web site says 10 to 15 days. I am sure it'll be worth the wait though.
0
FollowupID: 358532

Reply By: theshadows - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 17:55

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 17:55
NOTE MAC WILL NOT RUN ADSL ==== UNLESS FITTED WITH 5 HYLCONES TO THE ROUTER........ Ive got the glebe island bridege for sale cheep this week as well.

shadow
AnswerID: 100274

Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 18:07

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 18:07
I have the Hiclones what do i do now?
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 358444

Reply By: Wombat - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 11:31

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 11:31
Geoff,

Tim HJ61's response says it all. We have eight Macs (OSX and OS9) all running 1500 broadband without any problems whatsoever. Our ISP is Telstra large puddle and the setup is very, very simple.
AnswerID: 100472

Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:22

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:22
Oh ye of the Wombat name, you may be called upon to add sense to the fruity connection to broadband, a trip to Wonnangatta may suffice for payment. Thanx for offering your elucidation
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 358699

Follow Up By: Wombat - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:15

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:15
My dear Sir Bonz, it would be both a pleasure and a privilege to assist you in your holy Macintosh quest.
0
FollowupID: 358799

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)