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12'' pb dsl connection problems?


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Hi folks,

I'm about to purchase the new 12'' PB (1ghz w/ superdrive). I've been trying to do as much research on the 12'' powerbook. After reading through the discussion/support page on apple's website, it seems that there has been a good amount of people who are having trouble connecting to the internet via dsl or cable modem. (By this I don't mean wireless, just straight from the model w/ a cable or straight from the router w/ an ethernet cord).

Have anybody else have this problem? Is this a common problem? I can't tell how common it is since the support board is bound to be a bad sample. After all, people go there if they have problems w/ their PB. So, should I anticipate this problem? How common is it? Is it rather dififcult connecting to the internet via dsl connection (not wireless)?

Thanks again!

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On apple's support thread, there doesn't seem to be a solution to this problem. Or, if there is, the people who managed to fix their problems did not post the solution online.
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i connect to a cable modem with my 15" powerbook both wirelessly and direct all the time and have never experienced any problems. I have looked at apples support thread a couple of times but find this is the greatest place for any techincal problems.

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thanks for the response. however, it seems that (at least from what i have read on apple's support site), the 12'' pb is the only one that has problem--or at least has the most problems. i would like to purchase the 12'' powerbook, but if it's going to give me ethernet connection problems i might just get a 15'' or stick to my (pc) laptop. :-/
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well another thing is that they just updated the powerbooks last monday night so i would guess that they fixed whatever little problems they were having.
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I've had a 12" powerbook for a couple months now (just missed the hardware update). I connect to DSL at home and in the office both wired and wireless in both places with no trouble whatsoever. I would imagine that a lot of the support issues that people are running into are configuration related.
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I have had a 12" powerbook since the beginning of the summer. I had tons of trouble trying to figure out how to get dsl + router hooked up for 2 months. I was trying to set it using dhcp, to no avail. I then tried using PPPoE and it has worked ever since. I just wish that someone would have steered me in that direction a little bit earlier. hehehe.

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