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ADSL via Network Card : Alternative Access software : RASPPPOE (Win9x)

When I was checking computer journals and the web for solutions to my ADSL problem of
periodic delays in browsing, I came across an alternative Broadband access software (for ADSL
and for cable modems) :

RASPPPOE
PPP over Ethernet Protocol

for Windows98/98SE/ME and Windows 2000
written by:
Robert Schlabbach
Homepage :
http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~normanb


It fixed the problem with the periodic delays, is much faster in making the ADSL connection than
my old access software, and it allows to use the connection for Internet Connection Sharing.

This RASPPPOE access software is free for private use, as quoted by the author:

License and Disclaimer

This driver, installation files and documentation is all Copyright (C) 2000-2001 by Robert Schlabbach. All rights reserved. It is distributed without any warranty. Use at your own risk. You may use and copy it complete and unmodified free of charge for non-commercial purposes only. Commercial exploitation, redistribution for commercial purposes, especially redistribution by Internet service providers as "their" service to their customers, is strictly prohibited. Internet service providers must purchase a license for distribution to their customers. The licensed version additionally features an installer, which typically requires no reboot and leads the user to the first login for an "instant success" customer experience. For licensing details please contact me.

Before you think to use this software, please be aware of :
When uninstalling the access software delivered by your ADSL or Cable-Modem provider and
installing this access software :
- your Internet provider will NOT give support on this RASPPPOE software !
- the author will NOT give support for you !
- I will NOT give support for you !
If you have problems and need help, visit the
RASPPPOE homepage and view the section on
trouble-shooting.

If you like to check, whether RASPPPOE has been used already with your Internet-provider,
visit the
RASPPPOE homepage, which shows a list of providers where RASPPPOE has been
used/tested.


Installation for Windows98/98SE/ME (the installation is different for Windows2000) :
(make sure that you have your Windows98/98SE/ME Cd-ROM ready, you will need it)

you can try to install this RASPPPOE software in addition to our old access software, but it is highly recommend to
un-install any previous access software to avoid interference's.
If you have a Windows98SE systems, please install FIRST the patch for NDIS.VXD !

Download the software from the
RASPPPOE homepage and unzip
it to a folder of your choice:
In the Properties of "Network Neighborhood" :

make sure, that the network card for
communication with the ADSL or cable modem
is properly installed.
( you can try to install this RASPPPOE software
in addition to our old access software, but it is
highly recommended to un-install any previous
access software to avoid interference's ).

Then, select the button "Add..."

Select to install a "protocol" and continue
with "Add..."
Select the button "Have Disk"
enter the path to the folder, where you
stored / uncompressed the RASPPPPOE

software (or use "Browse" to locate it, select
any of the INF-files ), then "OK" to continue.
It should display now:
"PPP over Ethernet Protocol",
select it (high-light it) and continue
with "OK"
This will add a lot more entries to the
network configuration :
for each network adapter, it will install :
- PPP over Ethernet Protocol
and in additional :
- NDISWAN
- PPP over Ethernet Miniport
do NOT manually delete any of the entries
for NDISWAN or Miniport !

To optimize the network configuration :

If you have a dedicated network adapter
to connect to the ADSL or cable modem
and a second network adapter for a local
network, you should delete the
"PPP over Ethernet protocol" for the LAN
network card.
If you have a dedicated network adapter
to connect to the ADSL or cable modem,
which is NOT used for a local network,
you should delete the "TCP/IP protocol"
for the network adapter connecting to the
ADSL/cable Modem.
(that will avoid the "periodic delays in
browsing
")
Select OK to store this configuration.
Windows will need the Windows CD-ROM
to install additional files.
If you have Windows98SE and installed
already the NDIS.VXD-patch, you will
be prompted with a Version Conflict
on NDIS.VXD :
select "Yes" to keep the new version.

Before you can use RASPPPOE, you need to restart your system.


Creating a connection:
RASPPPOE will use Microsoft Dial-Up networking, so please make sure that
Dial-up networking is installed.

To minimize the effort to define a dial-up
networking connection using RASPPPOE,
use START/RUN to execute the program:
RASPPPOE
If you followed the advise above and have
only one network adapter with
"PPP Over Ethernet Protocol", it will
already be selected.
Just click on "Create a Dial-up Connection",
then on "Exit"
Open now the window for
"Dial-up Networking", where you will
find the new connection.

The name is very long, so you may want
to make a right-click and rename it to
a short name :
Just for info (no actual need, since the
program RASPPPPOE did a good job
creating the connection) :

Right-click on the connection to select
to display the "Properties" :
- the phone-number has to be "0"
Properly configured.......

You are ready to make the connection to the Internet :

start the connection (double-click), enter the Username
and password, as assigned to you by your Internet Provider,
place the check-mark on "Save Password" and "Connect".

The dial-up icon will be displayed in the taskbar:

Double-click the icon for Dial-up connection :
Select "Disconnnect" to terminate the connection
(Once you are ready to do it)

The button "Details" provides additional information
concerning your configuration , showing that RASPPPOE
is "declaring" your network card as an ISDN-adapter,
So that it can be used with Dial-up networking.


To protect your system, please install a
Personal Firewall.

Since RASPPPOE is using Dial-up Networking, you can now configure
Internet Connection
Sharing on Windows98SE / ME
.

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