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Free PPP 2.5.2 - Dial-up Connection For Mac Classic 7.1 - 7.6

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FreePPP 2.5.2 Installation Overview:

FreePPP is a program that allows your computer to dial-up to the Internet using a modem and a phone line.  It was the most popular Dialing Program available for Macintosh versions 7.1 - 7.6.  It was offered by a 3rd-Party software company named Rockstar software. 

Version 2.5.2 was made to work on Mac OS 7.1 - 7.6.  A later version of FreePPP, version 2.6.2, also works on all Mac Classic versions up through 9.2.  Although Mac 7.6+ comes with Apple's PPP and 8.5+ comes with Apple's Remote Access, Free PPP 2.6.2 can be used in place of them.  This tutorial covers the older FreePPP version 2.5.2.

Remember: On the pre-8 OS's, it is always best to upgrade to Open Transport TCP over the older MacTCP.



Open the FreePPP2.5v2 folder (the icon without .sit on the end). 


Then, click on the monkey icon that says "Install FreePPP2.5v2".


The following screen appears.  Click Install to continue.


On the next screen, choose the Easy Install at the top left.  Then click Install.


The installation program needs to close all programs to continue.  Click Continue.


After a few moments, the program will be installed.  You will be presented with the following screen. 

Click Restart to complete the installation.


When your computer is finished rebooting, go to the Configuring FreePPP page to setup your connection.


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