That package probably just includes PPPoE software (the "Verizon Dialer") and an outdated version of a web browser. Mac OS X comes with IE 5.1 and has PPPoE built-in, so you don't need any of that.Originally posted by davstein
Thanks for the help!
OK. I'm in Queens, NYC, NY. It's residential that I'm getting -- there is a software package that came with the Verizon "do-it-yourself" package, so I assumed this was required to get online with Verizon.
The instructions say there is a "Verizon Dialer" program you use to hook up to the internet. Is this what you all are using?
It also depends when you signed up. I signed up almost 18 months ago, and at that time Verizon (then still Bell Atlantic) was giving out static IP addresses here (Manhattan, NYC). They switched to PPPoE 6 months or so after they hooked me up, but they never bothered to move the old accounts to PPPoE, so I still have my static IP ;-)Originally posted by griffman
Umm, I think that it kind of matters where you live. I have Verizon DSL in my house, and it's defintely not PPPoE.