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Question: Mac G3 running 8.6

Can someone please tell me if I can connect my Mac to my wireless router using the Ethernet port.

iMac, iOS 8.4.1

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Dec 10, 2017 4:04 PM in response to annfromshingleton In response to annfromshingleton

Please note that older web browsers cannot handle https. For example, if you try to access apple.com via Internet Explorer 4 on a Mac OS 8.6 iMac G3, you would see an error message like the one that you mentioned. So, (with this machine/browser combination) look for plain http sites. Google (google.com) appears to use http when accessed from IE 4 or iCab 2.9.9 (PPC).

Dec 10, 2017 4:04 PM

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Dec 10, 2017 4:05 PM in response to Jan Hedlund In response to Jan Hedlund

When I try to do the internet setting through an Ethernet port it asks me for the DHCP Client ID. I’m thinking I might have to get this through my internet provider. I tried the router address but I then got a security message when I tried to go online.

Dec 10, 2017 4:05 PM

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Dec 10, 2017 4:16 PM in response to annfromshingleton In response to annfromshingleton

The DHCP Client ID field can usually be left empty. It is typically sufficient to merely configure the menu above that field to use DHCP server.


You may have to restart the computer in order to get it to properly recognise the connection to the LAN port of the router.


Which web browser (version) are you using?

Dec 10, 2017 4:16 PM

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Dec 10, 2017 4:36 PM in response to annfromshingleton In response to annfromshingleton

I just tested with Internet Explorer 4.01 (PowerPC). As indicated earlier, when attempting to connect to apple.com, I receive the same error message (albeit in Swedish) as you do. With Google (which normally responds with https with modern browsers) however, the IE 4.01 browser address field shows http and the connection is successful.

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Dec 10, 2017 5:01 PM in response to annfromshingleton In response to annfromshingleton

Yes, sign in pages will typically require https. Google search works per se, but almost all results in the lists are https sites. These links will not work. Today you are going to find very few plain http sites (just as an example, a site for older Macintosh software like umich.edu/~archive/mac/ is one of them).

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