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dbeckman
10-04-00, 02:13 PM
Hello folks,

After five months waiting, I finally have Covad ADSL service via MindSpring/Earthlink. We tested the connection on the installer's laptop, with Win98 and WinPoet. From a previous installation which was not successful due to line issues, I already had the SpeedStream DSL modem and some PPPOE software installed ("EnterNet 100"), but it was installed incorrectly & was an old version. I just uninstalled it, and now I'm trying to decide which PPPOE software for Windows 2000 to use. MindSpring/Earthlink says it should work with Win2k but they don't officialy support it. If any of you have experience with PPPOE and Windows 2000, I would be very interested in hearing your opinions on the various software available, such as WinPoet, RASPPPoE, anything else available. Are there any big differences? Let me know. Thanks!


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Daniel Beckman

Murman
10-04-00, 08:32 PM
try RASPPPOE http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~normanb/

Bravefan
10-05-00, 11:43 PM
What is PPPoE?

dannjr
10-06-00, 03:58 AM
Ok heres the deal you can try RASPPPoE it was made just for a PPPoE connection. Its ok but there are some problems useing it if you shut down sometimes it won't reconnect for a few minutes theres some stuff to read to get through the install thats not to bad.

However go to the link below they have the updated software from NTS there are allot more controls in it over what you get from Earthlink/Mindspring.

Supports Win2k,WinME,Win98,Win95,MAC,Linux
make sure you uninstall the enternet 100 or anthing else you put in especially winpoet its real bad on the mindspring connection
When you install make surwe that your logged on as the Administrator Other wise it won't work.

Note: I did have Enternet 100 working on Win2k but changed over to the 300 I liked the idea of having more control.
Also Enternet will give you a choice on connections use the tunnel.mindspring setting
http://www.nts.com/products/enternet_overvw.html
I hoped this helped Iv been there it can be a pain at first.

heres the unofficial mindspring site also
http://dslspeed.home.mindspring.com/


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