A question for Windows'98 TCP/IP Experts ...
A local telephony services provider and
ISP has recently introduced wireless CDMA
phone service to the countryside district
where I reside.
Due to (some improper?) setting of their
CDMA server/router, my friends and I who
live in this rural neighbourhood are able
to login to the Internet but only by using
the 'Win_XP' OS with the "CHAP" (challenge
handshake authentication protocol) turned
"off" and "PAP"(unencyprited password) turned
"on" in :-
IE> Tools> Options> Connections> Settings>
Properties> Security> Advanced> Settings
If either of these two settings is "wrong",
the ISPs server returns "Error 691" (Invalid
user name or password).
CDMA login using the Win_'98 OS is *not* possible.
This is because Win_'98 uses "CHAP" encryption by
default but the user option to disable "CHAP" _and_
enable "PAP" at the same time is not available
in Win'98 afaik.
I've edited the Win_'98 registry to enable plain
text passwords but this has not helped get thru
the ISP's password authentication phase.
Do you know of any workarounds to enable login
from Win'98 considering the above circumstances?
Your views on why the ISP would disable "CHAP"
and only allow login if "PAP" is selected would
be most welcome.
Many Thanks for any feedback.