FreePPP Errors Possible solution in RED
Fix Modem not plugged in or working properly,
or ISP is down 1. Make sure the correct modem is selected. 2. Are
they dialing the correct phone number? 3. Try init strings. 4. Upgrade
the modem drivers. 5. Check for line noise.
Fix Signals dropped or unstable connection
1. Try connecting again. 2. Try inits. 3. Try upgrading the modem
drivers/firmware. 4. Check for line noise.
Problem With Modem
Fix Modem not responding or not detecting
carrier after given timeout1. Make sure the correct modem is selected.
2. Try inits. 3. Try upgrading the modem drivers/firmware. 4. Check
for line noise.
Fix Connection closed after no activity for
given interval 1. Make sure the idle timeout setting isn't too low.
2. Try turning idle timeout off.
Prefs File Damaged
Fix Old or damaged PPP Preferences file 1.
Trash the PPP Prefs file in Hard Drive>System Folder>Preferences.
2. Run FreePPP Setup and redo the connection.
Fix Usually means FreePPP Setup or something
else has the PPP Preferences file open 1. Try a reboot. 2. Trash
the PPP Prefs file in Hard Drive>System Folder>Preferences. 3. Run
FreePPP Setup and redo the connection.
System 7.1 Required
Fix System 7.1 is required. 1. Have the user
contact apple to upgrade to System 7.1. It is best to have them
upgrade to System 7.5 or higher as this is the most widely supported
version by most ISPs. Or look at my review on OSX
Serial Port In Use
Fix Usually AppleTalk has the given port
in use (or something else) 1. Try disabling Appletalk. 2. Try a
Port can't handle speed
Fix The serial port can't handle the given
baud rate. (Very rare error) 1. Lower the port speed.
Driver can't handle speed
Fix The serial driver can't handle the given
baud rate. (Very odd, usually very old System Software Installed)1.
Upgrade the system software. (7.5.5 or higher recommended) 2. Try
lowering the port speed.
Generic Serial Port error
Fix The serial port is just not responding
for no known reason. 1. Try a reboot. 2. Make sure Appletalk isn't
using it, perhaps disable appletalk.
Fix The modem or cable can not support CTS
1. Try changing the flow control to XON/XOFF.
FreePPP Lap Not Selected
Fix (OT only)FreePPP is not the current selected
mdev. 1. Open up OpenTransport (TCP/IP) and make sure FreePPP is
Bad Modem Init String
Fix Modem didn't respond to init string.
1. Try a different string. Reboot. 2. Try AT&F&C1&D2. Reboot. 3.
Try ATZ. Reboot.
Connection Script Error
Fix Script was waiting for string that it
did not receive 1. Try turning off the connection script.
Modem Not Ready
Fix Modem is in use or not connected properly
(or turned off). 1. Try a reboot. 2. Make sure the correct modem
is selected. 3. Set modem to detect init string Automatically if
it was not already doing so. 4. Try ATZ.