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March 17, 2004 Update

Old links to need to be updated to

Added internal modem script support links from Apple, and Ross Barkman

Mac OS X modem scripts are stored in your Library Folder (at the root level of the hard drive)'s
Modem Scripts Folder. Some of these scripts may work with Mac OS X if you don't find them in your folder.
If any don't, please sign my guestbook and let me know if it doesn't
work in Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.1 or earlier.

Timeport and Simexpress drivers formerly at this site have been taken down. It appears those only
contain software for retrieving Personal Information Manager data from the cell phone, and in no way offer connections to the net.

The following is a list of modem scripts available for
use with Apple Macintosh OpenTransport's two dialers: OT/PPP (found on System 7.6 through 8.1 before the i-Mac's release) and
Preliminary info:
1. Important note to those with internal modems
2. (To skip this info and go straight to the scripts)
3. These scripts only work with Remote Access and OT/PPP (found on System 8.1 through 9.2.2 on the i-Mac and later machines).
You will need to setup your web browser to use Stuffit Expander to extract these
files using the .hqx extension in order to download them. Upon extracting them
to your download folder, drag the file into the System Folder's Extensions Folder
and then into the Modem Scripts folder within the Extensions folder.
Then using the Modem control select the script from the modem menu within the Modem window.

To be on the safe side, if you have an internal modem, restart the Mac, zap the PRAM
(command-option-p-r, all four keys must be held down at startup)
Turn off Appletalk in the Appletalk control panel, or set it to be Remote Only
and then connect your modem. If you have no Appletalk control panel because you are using Mac OS 8.1 or earlier
use the Chooser to turn of Appletalk. Mac OS 8.5 or later you should not use the Chooser to turn of Appletalk, and
you will have to find the control panel

* Please note if you are using FreePPP, InterPPP, or Config PPP to connect,
these scripts will not work.

Only people using the PPP control panel or Remote Access control panel to connect can use these scripts.
Also these are NOT to be used as the script for Connect to a Command line host option. These are only for the
Modem control panel.

Internal modem support

Additional Modem scripts (Ross Barkman's page) may help those with internal modems, including the Flat Panel iMac
Also Apple has made an update for the iBook (Dual USB), iBook (Late 2001), iBook (14.1 LCD), iBook (16 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM), PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet), PowerBook G4 (DVI), iMac (Flat Panel), iMac (Flat Panel 17), and eMac that is no longer available.
Apple has released a tip for Mac OS X 10.2.4 people losing connections on iBook (Late 2001), iBook (14.1 LCD), iBook (16 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM), iBook (32 VRAM), PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet), PowerBook G4 (DVI), PowerBook G4 (1 GHz/867 MHz), PowerBook G4 (12-inch), iMac (Flat Panel), iMac (17-inch Flat Panel), eMac, Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors): Dual 1 GHz, Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors): Dual 1.25 GHz, Power Mac G4 (FW 800)
A Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) update is available for the iBook (Late 2001), iBook (14.1 LCD), iBook (16 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM), PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet), PowerBook G4 (DVI), iMac (Flat Panel), iMac (Flat Panel 17), eMac, PowerMac G4's: Dual 1GHz, Dual 1.25 GHz (Mirrored Drive Doors), and PowerBook G3 Series: 233, 250, 292 MHz (Wallstreet)
In addition, some people have reported better results by turning off TCP Header Compression, or PPP Echo Packets. in Mac OS X 10.1 and 10.2.
In some cases, the USB port nearest the modem needs to be empty of any devices that need to be powered by the computer to assist in connectivity.
Also some people have reported better luck waiting for the computer to warm up for 20 minutes in getting a more reliable connection.
Finally, a note about all internal modems, your modem script is not changed as far as the modem is concerned until you restart the machine.

Some scripts and utilities for them

The scripts that used to be available on my page are no longer maintained, and I have removed the links to them.

For codes found in modem initialization strings and what they mean, visit Microsoft's support document for AT Modem Command Reference site

A mirror of Ricochet scripts is available at Thomas Tempelmann's website

What are these files you may ask?
These files properly command your modem to use the highest data speed possible when
connecting via an internet provider.

Disclaimer: There are no guarantees here, if you find a script that does not work,
and you have the modem specified by the script, please sign the guestbook and I will remove it

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Macintosh links page
Open Transport/PPP setup page, or's Mac OS X setup page