Re: Problem With AppleMac and Ascend 1800/4000 ??

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 11:15:07 -0500

From: Paul Rensel <>
does somebody know if there's a problem with the Apple Mac and dialup to a
Ascend Max 1800/4000 router with K56 modems ??
We've put a Ascend 1800 in use last week and some Apple users cannot
connect to us anymore.
Apple over ISDN works fine but with analog modem it doesn't work.
Manually login seems to work but when it comes to the PPP negotiating
things seems to stop.
2 Apple users that i know of have a Global Village modem, is there a
problem somebody knows about ??
I seem to remember that there was a problem with some of the first USR K56
modems to a Max but i'm not sure what it was..

We have 3 Max 40xx here--two of which are using K56Flex modems (1.140) and
one has V.34 cards (anyone want to buy 'em??) and we've never had any
problems with Macs that were related to the Max. Of course there are
junk-modems that cause problems as well as screwy software, but that's
different. So long as the users keep their modems' firmware up-to-date,
that in itself will make everything nicer. For some links to modem
manufacturers' update sites, etc., see:

Josh Hillman