Setting Up Mac OS 8

Power Macintosh

Mac OS 8 includes everything you need to get up and running on the Internet including the PPP dialer and Netscape Navigator 3.01. Before you start, be sure your modem and modem drivers are installed and working. Then follow the steps below to ensure that all Internet components are installed and configured correctly.

  1. Installing TCP/IP and OT/PPP
  2. Configuring TCP/IP
  3. Configuring PPP
  4. Getting Connected
  5. Configuring and Using Netscape

1. Installing TCP/IP and OT/PPP

First see if the software you need is already installed: open the Control Panels (Click the Apple menu and choose "Control Panels") if you see TCP/IP and PPP, then the software you need is already installed and you can move on to the next step. Otherwise, insert your Mac OS 8 CD-ROM. Open the following folders

Software Installers

Open Transport/PPP

OT/PPP install

Double-click the OT/PPP Installation icon and follow the directions to install PPP

2. Configuring TCP/IP

Open the Control Panels then open TCP/IP. If TCP/IP is not active you will be asked if you'd like to make TCP/IP active. Choose "Yes". You will need to set each part of the TCP/IP window as follows:
[TCP/IP Screen Shot] 

    Connect via: PPP


    Configure: Using PPP Server


    Name server addr.:

    Search Domains:

3. Configuring PPP

[PPP Screen Shot]

Open the Control Panels, then open PPP.

Make sure "Registered User" is selected. Fill in your username in the "Name" section, without the or anything else at the end of your username.

Fill in your password exactly as you gave it to us. It will be concealed by large black dots to ensure it is private.

Fill in the phone number appropriate for your area from the number list accompanying this document:


4. Getting Connected


Once the configuration of TCP/IP and PPP are finished, make sure a phone line plugged into the correct port on your modem then click the "Connect" button. Once connected, PPP will display a message on the screen and the "Connect" button will become the "Disconnect" button. If you encounter problems be sure to check the following:


"It keeps asking for my password!" - remember, enter your username exactly as you have given us, your username and our records must match. Check your caps lock to be sure and try again. Do not add the for logging in.


"The modem clicks and I get a 'No Dial-Tone' message" - check to make sure that the telephone line is plugged into the correct jack on the modem. Many modems have a pass-through connect so a telephone may be used when the modem is offline. Check to make sure that the line is not plugged in to the port marked "phone". Also try testing the line with a telephone to see if you can hear a dial-tone.

"I hear a recording from the modem after it dials" - double check to see that you are dialing the correct phone number for your area. Also check to see that only seven digits are entered: local calls do not require the area code. If your Macintosh is at your office, check to see if you need to add a "9," or "7," to get a line.

See also : Configuring and Using Netscape