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Since MacOS X does not come with a PPTP-client one has to use PPTP-GUI to connect to the provider.

However PPTP-GUI does not currently work when you do not have an internal modem in your Mac since it uses MacOS X's PPP stack which is only set up when a modem is detected.

There is a way around this by "hacking" the Alcatel modem (only works for the ethernet version as far as I know).

Instructions for this can be found here. Basically it makes it so that the ADSL modem will handle the PPTP stuff for you so you can just talk straight ethernet (no PPTP or PPPoE stuff) to it. It will then also do masquerading allowing you to connect multiple machines to it via a hub.

Although this isn't a straight MacOS X tip, it does solve some problems related to MacOS X.
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Authored by: GrandMaster on Feb 22, '02 10:14:35AM

well the tweak workes but with 1 computer attached to the modem still don't give me data when trying to browse the net i must be doing something wrong but what. I have followed the instruction of the tweak but then with TCP/IP it won't work do i have to erase the internal modem and if i do still no luck i'm desparated because i hate that PPTP Gui



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French instructions...
Authored by: Anthony on Feb 22, '02 11:51:28AM

& screenshots done on Mac available at :

http://www.macadsl.com/dossiers/?showid=30

A+ :)



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ADSL access without PPTP-GUI
Authored by: aarle on Feb 22, '02 04:55:14PM
Tao, you wrote:
However PPTP-GUI does not currently work when you do not have an internal modem in your Mac since it uses MacOS X's PPP stack which is only set up when a modem is detected.
I'm not sure why you say this. It certainly is not true on my Quicksilver G4 which has no internal modem, but works perfectly well with PPTP-GUI (of course I use the current version: 2.1). That's not to say tweaking your Alcatel modem is a bad idea...

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ADSL access without PPTP-GUI
Authored by: nutbits on Feb 22, '02 09:18:11PM

I've done the hack and it seems to work but when I try to connect to my ISP, it just says "trying" I let it try for 15 minutes or so. Nothing happens. I checked the settings a million times. Really, a million. The instructions said it could take some time to connect. Is there something else I need to do, or should I let it try for longer? Thanks a million.



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ADSL access without PPTP-GUI
Authored by: nutbits on Feb 22, '02 09:20:08PM

I've done the hack and it seems to work but when I try to connect to my ISP, it just says "trying" I let it try for 15 minutes or so. Nothing happens. I checked the settings a million times. Really, a million. The instructions said it could take some time to connect. Is there something else I need to do, or should I let it try for longer? Thanks a million.



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