: Worried about Sympatico
Apr 26th, 2005, 04:43 PM
could the old guy ask for a few words of encouragement as he ventures into ,for him, uncharted waters. I have signed up to Sympatico Lite and I would like to run it on both on my iBook G4 and my PowerMac G4 system 9.2.2 throgh a D-Link EtherNet router Am I asking for trouble?? :mad: :confused:
Apr 26th, 2005, 04:53 PM
Piece of cake! You shouldn't have any troubles once Sympatico turns the service on :)
Is the DLink wireless?
Apr 26th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Come on Gary, for me it;s one step at a time(small step) No it is not wireless at least there is no mention of wireless on the box and I do all my work in the basement next to everything Mac.
Apr 26th, 2005, 05:02 PM
hi fred! i have sympatico with my g4 ibook through a wireless airport express connection. no problems. :)
Apr 26th, 2005, 05:14 PM
I really don't think you'll have any problems. The reason i asked about wireless is you may have had issues sharing files from your wireless system to the wired system. Since you will be plugging them both in, no problems ;)
Apr 27th, 2005, 12:00 AM
As others have indicated, you should have no problems setting up the router and connecting your MAC's to the internet. But..... email may be an issue. Sympatico has partnered up with Microsoft recently and Microsoft is now running the mail servers. Your email client will have to be setup for (SSL) to permit you to send and receive emails. I have tested two email clients, Mail and Entourage 2004 in OS 10.3.9 and found them to be satisfactory. You may have troubles getting your OS 9.x email clients to work with the Sympatico/MSN mail servers. I am sure you will let us know shortly. You will be able to access your email through your browser. The interface is identical to the one used for hotmail.com.
Apr 27th, 2005, 08:58 AM
I hope he doesn't, because I've been with sympatico ADSL since 2001 and haven't changed my POP or SMTP servers to reflect any MSN changes. My email works fine. A call to tech support should clear up any POP/SMTP server configuration issues.
Apr 27th, 2005, 04:49 PM
Yeah, kps is right. I still have many clients on Sympatico who are using OS 9.x and Eudora. No problems whatsoever.
Apr 27th, 2005, 07:33 PM
iGeek, that's one of the things that had me worried. Somewhere, sometime on this site there were difficulties expressed with OS9 and Edora on Sympatico.
Thanks for all your replies, tomorrow is the BIG (in my life:-))) day
Apr 27th, 2005, 08:45 PM
I hope things go smoothly for you. Just wanted to give you a heads up regarding the email situation. I spoke with sympatico tech support about a month ago and they said that all current customers would be transitioned to the new mail servers requiring (SSL). Some MAC clients don't work with the new servers eventhough they have the (SSL) capability. Since you are a new subscriber to sympatico, your account will be on the new mail servers regardless. Let us know how the email setup and installation pan out for you. Best of luck.
Apr 28th, 2005, 02:57 PM
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:03 PM
I spoke with sympatico tech support about a month ago and they said that all current customers would be transitioned to the new mail servers requiring (SSL).
Hoo boy, if that's true then either Sympatico is losing me as a customer, or I'm getting a big fat price cut. In general, Bell is starting to irk me. I've got this constant nagging feeling that I'm paying way too much for telecom...and partnerships with MSN, flaky mail service, and now poorly supported technical changes do not make me want to stick around.
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:38 PM
:) Well folks. I have good news and then some not so good news. Yes! I got hooked with Bell just by doing what all men do(?) I followed the instructions to the letter:-)). When I reached a point where I couldn't follow them I phoned and I got one heck of a nice guy who walked me through and then gave me the service number for DLink in case I had a problem with the router.
Now with System 9.2.02 I cannot access my mail with Edora,apparently it has to do with encription, which I am going to leave alone cause I don't know anything about it. My wife of 44 years is going to have to learn to pick up her messages at Hotmail.com
Now I just tried to send mail via System 10 Ibook and after watching the spinning ball it came to me that there must be some numbers somewhere on this Mac that I have to cahnge because it is set up to go to a locol provider NetAccess. I'm hooked up to the ethernet router and can get on the net using Safari but can someone lead me through the number changes needed?
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Hank - I cannot receive mail through my Mac Mail. I have no problem sending but cannot receive. I spent an hour on the phone with Bell this morning and the lady took me through all the settings etc., but to no avail. I left it that she was going to confer with higher(?) ups and they would get back to me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Apr 29th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Sent you a PM.
Nov 6th, 2005, 10:15 PM
After hours on the phone with sympatico, d-link and others, the wonderful conclusion was that everything is exactly the way it should be but I still can't send mail from my powerbook running Tiger. All my other machines (2 on OS 9 and one running Panther) work flawlessly both for LAN and WAN, but if I want to send mail from the pbook i either have to disconnect my DSL modem from the network and plug directly into the pbook or go to a local hotspot where everything works without any changes to my settings.
If anyone has a solution (can I revert back to Panther on the pbook?) I am all ears.
Nov 7th, 2005, 11:31 AM
but if I want to send mail from the pbook i either have to disconnect my DSL modem from the network and plug directly into the pbook or go to a local hotspot where everything works without any changes to my settings.
This part concerns me...
Seems like your network settings is wrong on your Mac. I think your Network settings is set to PPPoE instead of Local Area Network (or something like that).
Nov 7th, 2005, 09:56 PM
Nope. I have been setting up networks on Macs since the early 90s and I know my way around the settings. All my machines are set up with TCP/IP set manually and I have confirmed that my router is set up properly and all my DNS settings are correct (hence why my current network has worked without issue for more than 5 years, even after adding a new wired machine and then airport and a wireless pb).
Now I can't seem to use the new pb even wired directly to the dsl modem. I am starting to think that sympatico is doing someting nefarious to force me to upgrad to msn mail as that was the latest suggestion from the tech line.
When I use network config to test my settings, my new pb can see and login to the pop server and connects to the smtp server without login (correct set up).
So if I can see the server and it accepts that I am who I say I am, why does the connection time out almost every time (I can send email to myself for some odd reason).
Nov 7th, 2005, 10:50 PM