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Configuring Your Macintosh For Trip.Net Internet Access


Macintosh OS Dial-up Internet Instructions

General Overview:

Newer Mac operating systems come with networking and dialup software already installed. MacOS 7.1 and 7.5.3 did not come with Open Transport (networking) or PPP/FreePPP (dialup) software, so you'll need to obtain, install and configure these software packages.

(MacOS 7.5.3 came with Apple's MacTCP networking software; TripNet does not support MacTCP, so you'll need to install Open Transport).

Here's what you'll need to do to get your home Internet access running:
1. Obtain, install, and configure dial-up and networking software.
2. Install a web browser if needed
3. Install and configure your email software if needed


The instructions on this page cover step 1, getting the dial-in settings set up on your Mac, and assumes you'll be installing Apple's PPP software. If you need to perform steps 2 and/or 3, click on each task for detailed instructions. If you're printing out these instructions to take home, be sure to print out any needed sets of instructions to take with you.

Detailed Instructions:

You need to do the following tasks, in the order given. Even if your Macintosh already has one or all of these software packages installed and configured, please follow through the instructions and confirm that your software is set up properly. Click on each task listed below for instructions on completing the task.

I. Obtain PPP and Open Transport software
II. Install networking software (Open Transport).
III. Install PPP (also known as "dial-up") software.
IV. Configure Open Transport.
V. Configure PPP software.
VI. Test your setup by connecting to Lane ESD


I. Obtain PPP and Open Transport software :


Check and see if you have Apple's Open Transport and PPP software installed on your Macintosh:

1. Click on the apple icon, in the upper-left corner of your screen, and continue to hold down on the mouse button.
2. Pull the mouse pointer down to Control Panels, pull over to the list of control panels, and pull your mouse pointer down to the bottom of the screen (note that you're still holding down the mouse button). The list is alphabetical; you might have to pull the mouse down to the bottom of the screen to see the end of the control panel list. If you see no TCP/IP control panel, you need to install Open Tranport. (Note: MacTCP is not the same thing as TCP/IP).
3. Again, click on the apple icon, in the upper-left corner of your screen and continue to hold down on the mouse button. Pull the mouse pointer down to Control Panels, pull over to the list of control panels, and pull your mouse pointer down to the bottom of the screen (note that you're still holding down the mouse button). The list is alphabetical; you might have to pull the mouse down to the bottom of the screen to see the end of the control panel list.
   If you see a PPP control panel, you have Open Transport PPP
   If you see a PPP Menu control panel and have a blue telephone in the upper right corner of your screen (see image, below, where the arrow is pointing), you have FreePPP
   If neither the PPP or PPP Menu control panels exist, you'll need to install PPP software. TripNet recommends you install Open Transport PPP.
4. If you have both the TCP/IP and PPP control panels, you don't need to install any dial-up software; you can skip ahead to the Configuring Open Transport instructions.


If you need to obtain software your choices are:
5. Download software directly from Apple. Here are the links you'll need, you'll want to download all three packages:
   Open Transport 1.1.1 (4mb, four floppies required)
   Open Transport 1.1.2 (7mb, five floppies required)
   PPP (1.2 mb, one floppy required)
   http://www.apple.com/


II. Install networking software (Open Transport):
1. Check and see if you have Open Transport installed on your Macintosh:
A. Click on the apple icon, in the upper-left corner of your screen and continue to hold down on the mouse button.
B. Pull the mouse pointer down to Control Panels, pull over to the list of control panels, and pull your mouse pointer down to the bottom of the screen. (The list is alphabetical; you might have to pull the mouse down to the very bottom of the screen to see the end of the control panel list). If you don't see a TCP/IP control panel, you need to install Open Tranport.
C. If you see a TCP/IP control panel, see what version it is. Open the TCP/IP control panel (by releasing the mouse button when the TCP/IP name in the control panel list is highlighted), then click on File, then Get Info from the menu bar at the top of the screen. You'll see some version numbers. If your version is 1.1.2 (or higher), you won't want to install Open Transport software. Skip ahead to Install PPP software. If your version of OT is older (lower revision number) than 1.1.2, you will likely want to upgrade your version:


2. Install Open Transport 1.1.1
. Find the OT 1.1.1 installer:
   If you downloaded the software, open the Open Transport 1.1.1 folder, then the Net Install folder.


A. Double-click on the installer, you'll see an Open Transport window pop up, click on the Continue button. Check that the software will be installed to the hard disk you wish, then click on the Install button. Restart your mac when prompted to do so.
3. Install Open Transport 1.1.2
This will be a straightforward installation for most macintosh computers, nearly identical to the OT1.1.1 installation above. Some older macs will be unable to install 1.1.2. If you have one of these macs, the installation will stop and pop up an error message. You can skip ahead to Install PPP software; you will simply use OT1.1.1 rather than OT1.1.2, this is OK.
. Find the OT 1.1.2 installer:
   If you downloaded the software, open the Open Transport 1.1.2 folder, then the Net Install folder.


A. Double-click on the installer, you'll see an Open Transport window pop up, click on the Continue button. Check that the software will be installed to the hard disk you wish, then click on the Install button. Restart your mac when prompted to do so.


III. Install PPP (a.k.a dial-up) software:
Installing Open Transport PPP:
1. Find the OT/PPP installer:
   If you downloaded the software, open the Open Transport PPP 1.0 folder, then the Net Install folder.


2. Double-click on the installer, you'll see an Apple Installer window pop up, click on the Continue button. Select your destination disk, then click on the Install button. Restart your Mac when prompted to do so. You've now installed the PPP software.


IV. Configure Open Transport:
1. Click on the apple icon, in the upper-left corner of your screen and continue to hold down on the mouse button.
2. Pull the mouse pointer down to Control Panels, pull over to the list of control panels, and pull your mouse pointer down to the bottom of the screen (note that you're still holding down the mouse button). Highlight the TCP/IP control panel, then release the mouse button. The TCP/IP window pops up.
3. Click on the Connect Via drop down menu, Select PPP. In the Configure drop down menu, select Using PPP server: In the Name server addr.: box, enter 216.89.32.194 and then 216.89.32.195. The Search domains: text box may be left blank. Click on the square in the upper-left corner of the control panel to close the window; Save your changes when prompted.


V. Configure PPP software:


Configuring Open Transport PPP:
1. Click on the apple icon, in the upper-left corner of your screen and continue to hold down on the mouse button.
2. Pull the mouse pointer down to Control Panels, pull over to the list of control panels, and pull your mouse pointer down to the bottom of the screen (note that you're still holding down the mouse button). Highlight the PPP control panel, then release the mouse button. The PPP window pops up. You need to make sure to:
. Click on the Registered User button
A. Enter your username in the Name: field. This is the first part of your email address. You do not enter your entire email address, just the part before the @ sign. Example: your email address is jdoe@trip.net; you put jdoe in the Name: field.
B. Optional: enter your email password in the Password: field and check the Save password box. Clicking the Save password box has the dial-up software remember your password, so you do not have to enter it each time you dial in. It will also allow anyone with access to your computer the ability to dial-in on your account without knowing your password. Leaving the box unchecked means you need to enter your password each time you dial-in.
C. In the Number: field, enter the number you'll use to call Trip.Net.


3. Setting up your Mac to automatically dial Trip.Net (optional):
Click the Options button at the bottom of the PPP window, then the Connection tab at the top of the window: Check the box Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications. Click OK. Click on the square in the upper-left corner to quit; save your changes when prompted.
4. Click on the apple icon, in the upper-left corner of your screen and continue to hold down on the mouse button. Pull the mouse pointer down to Control Panels, pull over to the list of control panels, and pull your mouse pointer down to the bottom of the screen (note that you're still holding down the mouse button). Highlight the MODEM control panel, then release the mouse button. The MODEM window pops up.
Make sure the Connect via: shows the correct port. Modem Port is normally where your external modem connects. Select internal modem if your modem is built into your mac.
Make sure you select your model modem from the Modem: pick list. If your exact modem model does not appear in the list, select a similar model by the same manufacturer. Click on the square in the upper-left corner to quit; save your changes when prompted.





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