May 23rd, 2008, 02:00 PM #1
Internet dropping off
i have recently acquired a Macosx.I used to use microsoft XP.When I connected my modem to the Mac and configured my Network options I can only access the web for four or five minutes before it drops off.My ISp is Tiscali,my modem is Sagem 800 and it is connected via a USB.
I would prefer to use a BT Router via an Ethernet connection but the Mac doesn't even acknowledge the BT router is connected.I ahve re-installed the software from the Mac Mini Install Disc.I ahve re-installed the tiscali CD but the problem persists.tiscali say all is ok there end.
May 23rd, 2008, 03:29 PM #2
USB modems will need a driver. That is not provided in Mac OS X system software. Either it will be provided by your ISP or Sagem, ... or if there is no Mac OS X driver for it, you'll be better off with an ethernet modem. Just plug it in and it works.
Why bluetooth? Airport / 802.11 is much faster. Connect your modem to a wireless router and join it over airport (as long as you can still use XP or something else to configure the modem first and then join the wireless router).
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