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3. Software Issues
If you are using Windows 2000/XP:
control panel /network connections /local area connection /properties /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) /properties.
Then use the following IP address:
IP address 192.168.0.1
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
This assignment of a harmless local IP address to the TCP/IP settings bound (connected) to your network adaptor, will stop the in-built DHCP services from waking up every 10 minutes to look for a DHCP server so that it can "fill in the blanks".
This should solve the freezing problem.
This is a bug in the tcp/ip programming for Enternet 300 version 1.34-1.41c that occasionally prevents Windows 2000 users from being able to browse. Go to Help-About in the Enternet 300 to find out which version you have. As of this posting Ameritech has Enternet 300 v1.5 for download but not on hardcopy yet. You will usually be better off with RASpppoe or a router with built-in PPPOE software than Enternet .
* If you are using Enternet 300 v1.34, the easiest way to fix this is to change Private API to DHCP in the Connections-Settings-Advanced window in the Enternet 300.
* If you are already using Enternet 300 v1.5, try one of the following:
1) Install Service Pack 2 for Windows 2000, according to Efficient Networks, this fixes some bugs in the networking components for Windows 2000.
2) Right click on the Enternet 300 icon in the systray click on "Advanced", and click on "log". If it keeps saying "IP address is still not programmed" every second, then go to the Enternet.ini file(do a search or find for it by going to Start-Find or Search) and edit the IPProgramWait= to a value higher than 30, you can have a value between 1 to 60 and 30 is the default number of retries. This is the number of times it tries to reprogram the IP address per second.
*If you can browse but have intermittent trouble, then download Enternet 300 v1.5 from theSBC Drivers website with the username: dslsoft and password: driver when you are experiencing one of those times that you can browse.
* If you can't browse at all then connect with the Enternet 300, go to Start-Run, type command, click Ok, type ipconfig /release, right click on the Enterent 300 tray icon, select disconnect, then reconnect with the Enternet 300, open your browser. If you want you can also type ipconfig before releasing the IP, you will see that you have 0.0.0.0 for your ip address, after reconnecting it will still show your IP address as 0.0.0.0 but you can browse. Once you can browse, go to the SBC Drivers website with the username: dslsoft and password: driver to upgrade to Enternet 300 v1.5
If you would like to trouble shoot this more thoroughly you can go to the Enternet FAQ support.efficient.com/KB/NTS/windows.h.. at the Efficient Networks website.
Here is a excerpt from the Enternet 300 v1.5a Release Notes(file is in pdf.format):
Workaround for Microsoft TCP/IP address setting problem with W2K. The workaround fixes a problem occurring with some Windows 2000 systems whose browsers are unable to browse correctly upon connection. Note that thre is also a problem with the Windows 2000 in general which requires service pack 1 for resolution. In all cases, we recommend that you install service pack 1 before installing Enternet 300 v1.5a for Windows.
this link useful.
here to set it up.
this forum thread.
this forum thread. The most important of these is the ability to see the sync rate of your modem.
this forum thread for details.
1 Enter a smart host and select attempt direct delivery first in delivery advanced.
2 Enter a remote domain of Ameritech.net with forward all mail to smart host.
I used mailhost.chi.Ameritech.net both places for the smart host.
Pictures are in this forum thread.
Also note, the SBC-Yahoo SMTP server name is now smtp-sbc.mail.yahoo.com.
•What is RASPPPoE?
RASPPPoE is a freeware PPP over Ethernet protocol driver (created by Robert Schlabbach) that can be used as a replacement for the Enternet software provided by Ameritech for connectivity to your DSL account.
•Who can use RASPPPoE?
Any Ameritech user with an external DSL modem and a Network Interface Card (NIC). Internal DSL and USB modems may work with RASPPPoE under certain conditions, please refer to RASPPPoE FAQ#5 for additional information.
RASPPPoE was written specifically for Windows 2000, then adapted for use with NT4, W95, W98, W98SE and WinME.
•What are the differences between RASPPPoE and Enternet?
•RASPPPoE: written as a Windows protocol, uses no system resources and is 200KB in size.
•Enternet: written as a Windows software application, uses 15-20% of system resources and is ~5 MB in size.
•Ok, I want to try it, where do I start?
The first step is to retrieve, print and read the installation instructions FROM START TO FINISH! If you follow the steps outlined by the author, then you should not have any problems with the change-over.
Download the protocol and begin the installation process. If you do not have Dialup Networking installed, you should have your Windows installation CD available.
•Need more help?
DSLR is your answer station. Go to the PPPoE Forum for assistance by other users.
(There are too many different "flavors" and set-ups to accurately support! ~Ken)
You'll need a PPPoE client application. Such an application can be found here: »www.roaringpenguin.com/pppoe/ I would recommend you read the adsl How-to on »www.linuxdoc.org for details on how this is done.
NOTE: most newer Linux/Unix based operating systems have been coming with PPPoE software built in and so for those of you with the client already just see the adsl howto! Isnt it nice for Linux to come with so many toys. hehe
Submitted by spawn46375
Information about setting up PPPoE under FreeBSD Unix can be found here:
Information about tweaking connections using Linux hosts with modems or Linux routers can be found here:
»lartc.org/howto/lartc.cookbook.u···-tc.html, or more generally here:
Information about tweaking connections using FreeBSD hosts with modems or FreeBSD routers can be found here:
»www.topfx.com/prioritizingackfreebsd.shtml, and here:
Information about tweaking connections using OpenBSD hosts with modems or OpenBSD routers can be found here:
Submitted by trader22
Microsoft KB 320558
* NOTE * : This is here for historical purposes and the link may go dead, although it's still working as of this review (5/13/2008). If you have a AT&T Yahoo HSI installer CD it has a copy of Efficient EnterNet 300 v1.5b for Windows 9x, Windows Me, Windows NT4 and Windows 2000.
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You will (downloaded it tonight to install on a kid's machine) all the offerings on the disk download-able to your PC. You will also get an install manager (manages installation and un-installation).
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