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  • Started 11 years ago by jimlyons
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from jimlyons
  • jimlyons Member

    I just tried uploading for the first time since I went from dialup to Earthlink DSL. The dog runs until it turns to butter but not a trace of uploading appears on either Fetch 3.0.3 or 4.0.3. I've got a Mac G-4 using System 9.2 and Netscape. What am I doing wrong?

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'd recommend checking the "Use passive mode transfers (PASV)" box in the Firewall section of Fetch Preferences. Does that help?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • jimlyons Member

    The passive mode transfer box is (and was) checked. The "proxy type" is set to None, and all the boxes are empty. In the upload box (I don't know it's name) I double-clicked on "www" and then odouble-clicked on "htdocs". The dog has been running about 15 minutes now. The Text File size is 5607 bytes, the Transfer reads: 5588 bytes, 5 bytes/s, 0:04 time left. That has changed slightly, but should have taken no more than a few seconds. (Another few minutes have passed by and the Transfer has changed to 4 bytes/s 0:05 left.)

    I spent a couple hours on the phone with several people at Earthlink, and tried various things they suggested, but nothing works. (One fellow suggested setting the router MTU setting to 1492 but I don't know how to do that.) Another person suggested disconnecting Airport (which goes to my wife's PC) but I'm the start of the chain.

    What should I try now?

    -Jim

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Could I see the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after you see the problem? Choose Fetch Transcript from the Window menu to reveal it.

    It sounds like you're using a router (such as an Airport base station) to share your DSL connection with another computer. Does the problem happen when you connect your Mac directly to the DSL modem?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • jimlyons Member

    I disconnected the router and plugged the modem directly into the Ethernet port on my Mac, and the machine didn't work on the Internet. So I put the router back on and it works fine.

    I've sent the Fetch Transcript separately to you at the Fetch e-mail address.

    -Jim

    Posted 11 years ago #

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