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Monday, September 11, 2000
SegaNet to be Mac Compatible?
1:31 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Recently Sega launched an ISP network for their Dreamcast console called SegaNet. While this ISP is designed specifically to enable Dreamcast users to play online with each other as well as Mac and PC users, it is also a functional ISP, which can be used by a PC as well.

IMG reader 'Swampthing' was curious to find out if this ISP would work for Mac users as well. He discovered that it does not -- but Mac support would be added to this network soon. Here are his comments:

If you check their website, Sega notes that PC users can also use the
system, but no Mac support is available. I tried signing up with my Mac,
and the process aborted 3/4 way through. Anyway, after emailing Sega of
America Technical Support questioning the lack of support for the Mac, I
received the following response today: " There is not at this time any
support for SegaNet for Macintosh users, but we are working on making it
compatible soon."
The obvious advantage of this compatibility would be that those who own both a Dreamcast and a Mac would only have to have a single ISP. We'll research this issue a bit more and let you know when SegaNet will have full Mac compatibility.
Update: We've received the information that you can indeed use SegaNet with your Mac if you sign up using the console itself, rather than the Mac, and then simply set up your Mac with identical ISP information.

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