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Question: Which Version of PPP/TCP Do I Need to Connect My Mac to HiWAAY?
If you're using Mac OS X or Mac OS 8.0 or higher, then you can ignore the rest of this because you already have everything you need to get online.
In addition to a version of TCP (either MacTCP or Open Transport will do just fine ) you'll have to have some flavor of PPP to connect to HiWAAY.
Let's tackle the PPP question first:
If you're running system 7.1 (see the Mac OS note) or higher or using Open Transport then you should use FreePPP 2.5 or higher.
If you're not sure what version of the Mac operating system you're running then click on the Apple menu and choose "About this Macintosh" or "About this Computer" with new systems. You'll get a small window that includes the Mac System version.
If you don't have either, then you should install MacTCP.