Setup Dialup Internet & Email in Mac OS 8 & 9

You set up your Mac either using the Internet Setup Assistant or you can set it up manually, meaning the individual components (email, Remote Access, etc.) are configured seperately. Below are instructions using either method.

Manual Setup

If you are not able to find the Internet Setup Assistant you can create a connection manually. The following steps will walk you through setting up the dial up connection. You will still need to configure your email program in order to send and receive email.

Start

  • From the Desktop, click on the Apple icon at the top left hand corner. Then point to Control Panels.
  • Click on TCP/IP.

TCP/IP
  • In the TCP/IP window select these options from the pull-down fields:
    Connect via: PPP
    Configure using: PPP Server

    Leave all other fields blank.
  • Close the TCP/IP window by clicking the box in the upper right hand corner of the window. Save changes when prompted.

Get to Remote Access

  • From the Desktop, click on the Apple icon at the top left hand corner. Then point to Control Panels. Click Remote Access (this may be named PPP).

  • Remote Access
    The Remote Access window should have the following information in the fields:

    Name: Your Desoto.Net username including @desoto.net.
    Password: Your password
    Phone number: Appropriate dial up phone number for your location. For Arcadia, enter 266-0038.
    Remote Access Options
    Click on the Options button from the Remote Access window.
  • Remote Access Options (Select these options under each tab)

    Connection: Connection when using TCP/IP applications
    Reminders: (Optional)
    Protocol: Allow error correction and compression in modem
    Use TCP header compression

    Click OK from the Options window.
Finish
Click Connect to dial up, or close the Remote Access window (save changes when prompted) and then open your browser or email program. The computer should attempt to dial and connect after you open the browser and email program.

 

Internet Setup Assistant

Getting to the Internet Setup Assistant
There are a few way of finding the Internet Setup Assistant. The surest way to find it is to use Sherlock to find the file. Follow these steps to find the Internet Setup Assistant using Sherlock.
    • Click on the Apple Menu and then click on Sherlock
    • In the Search field type "Internet Setup Assistant".
    • Double click on "Internet Setup Assistant".

Setup
    Click Yes when asked "Would you like to set up your computer to use the internet"
    Click Yes again when asked "Do you already have an internet account".
Introduction
    Click on the right arrow to continue.
Configuration Name and Connection Type
Enter Desoto.Net in the Connection Name field. Where it is asked "How will you be connecting to the Internet" leave Modem selected. Click on the right arrow.
Modem Settings
In the first pull down menu, choose the type of modem to be used. In the second menu, choose the port the modem is connected to (usually the modem port). Normally the defaults that are in the fields are correct. Click on the right arrow.
Configuration Information
Enter dial up number, username, and password in appropriate fields. For Desoto County, enter 266-0038 for the phone number and leave the area code blank. Click on the right arrow.
PPP Connect Scripts
Leave selection on "No". Click on the right arrow.
IP Address
Leave selection on "No". Click on the right arrow.
Domain Name Servers
Leave both fields blank. Click on the right arrow.
E-mail Address and Password
Enter your Desoto.Net email address and password in the fields. Click on the right arrow.
E-Mail Account and Host Computer
In the top field enter your_email@desoto.net. (Using your actual email address in place of your_email). In the bottom field enter in mail.desoto.net. Click on the right arrow.
Newsgroup Host Computer
If you are going to be using newsgroups, enter news.desoto.net. If you are not going to be using newsgroups, leave field blank. Click the right arrow.
Proxies
Leave selection on "No". Click on the right arrow.
Conclusion
Check box "Connect when finished" if you want to connect now, if not leave box unchecked and click "Go Ahead".