NOTE: for older Macs only. Open Transport is Apple's new networking technology for the MacOS. It contains native code for PowerMacs and is easier to configure than MacTCP. It's more memory-hungry, however. For PCI-based PowerMacs, Open Transport is the only officially Apple-endorsed way to make a TCP/IP-based Internet connection. On other machines, however, Open Transport is merely an optional replacement for MacTCP. Version 1.1.2 fixes a few bugs present in 1.1.1 (but not the infamous server performance issue). Open Transport 1.1 (available only as part of System 7.5.3 or higher) or 1.1.1 is a prerequisite. If you're using an older Mac (68020 or older), stick with MacTCP. You'll use less memory and have fewer headaches. If you're using a fast 6803- or 68040-based machine, you'll see a noticeable speed increase, and it will be worth upgrading if you have the extra 600K or so of RAM to spare.
"I have been using Open Transport 1.1.2 for 2 weeks on a Performa 6116CD, 60 MHz 601 processor. My Mac is connected to an ethernet network (a full T1 internet connection) and I have noticed at least a 20% increase in speed when accessing Internet. Pages download faster, and I have seen no freezing (I use Netscape v[ersion] 2). I have setup several Macs for Internet connection[s] recently using MacOS 7.5.5, OT and OT/PPP (for friends) and have seen a corresponding increase in speed for dial-up connections. OT and OT/PPP are also much easier and quicker to configure for successful dial-up access."
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No, I don't accept reviews anymore for these older applications. With the creation of this page in the Orchard's late 2005 redesign, I only accept reviews for currently-developed applications that work on Mac OS X (or later....whatever that might be!!).