How Do I ...Dial-in to UWO from Mac OS 8.6 and 9.1

Contents


Introduction

This document explains how to set up Mac OS 8.6 and 9.1 for dialing a modem and using PPP. It is divided into:

  • Install and configure the modem
  • Connection details

All the configuration is the same for OS 8.6 and OS 9.1 unless it is specified. Depending on your setup, you may only need to complete the instructions in some of these sections. Please read the instructions in each section carefully to determine what sections apply to your situation.

Requirements: Mac OS 8.6/9.1 and a modem

NOTE: Before you can use your personal computing account (for both E-Mail Express and Internet@Home), you must enable the account for use by agreeing to and signing an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). This can be done electronically via the web. Please see Activating an ITS Computing Account

Install the Modem

Modems in Mac usually are installed when the system was being purchased. It is recommended to download the latest drivers of the modem and obtain guidelines for installation from the manufacturer website since each modem differs for installation instructions.

Create the Connection

There are two ways to dial into UWO: using E-Mail Express , a free, time-limited service for accessing email and the internet, and Internet@Home which allows full access to the Internet (e.g. web browsing, downloading files, etc.). All faculty, staff, and students are automatically given access to the E-Mail Express. However, you must register separately for the Internet@Home (for more details please see http://www.uwo.ca/its/accounting/offcampus-access.html .

  • Click on Apple Symbol screen shots on the left top corner of the screen.
  • In the listing, click on Control Panel screen shots
  • In the Control Panel window, click on TCP/IP screen shots
  • In the TCP/IP window , at Connect via click on PPP
  • Next to Configure , click on Using PPP Server
  • In Starting Domain Name , Ending Domain Name and Additional Search domains , type in uwo.ca
  • Under Name Server addr , type in 129.100.2.12 , 129.100.2.51 , 129.100.10.252 . (Press Enter after each entry to enter the next one)

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  • Click on the Options button in the TCP/IP Window.
  • Mark Active and check mark Load only when needed in the TCP/IP Options window
  • Then click on OK to close the Open Window

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  • Click on the top left corner of the TCP/IP window to close the window. It will prompt you for saving current configuration, click Save

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  • Go back to Control Panel (following STEP 1 and 2), in the Control Panel Window, click on Remote Access

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  • This will bring up the Remote Access Window
    • Redialing - optional for user preference; it is Off by default
    • Connection - Uncheck Use verbose logging and Launch Status application when connecting for Reminders : optional for user preferences
    • Protocol - For Mac OS 8.6 - Click on PPP next to Use Protocol. Check mark Allow error correction and compression in modem and Use TCP header compression
                      For Mac OS 9.1 - Check mark Connect automatically when start TCP/IP applications, Allow error correction and compression in modem and Use TCP header compression
  • Mark Registered User in the Window
  • Type in your UWO Email Login Name next to the Name: tab
  • Type in you UWO Email Password next to the Password: tab
  • Type in 519-640-5305 next to the Number: tab

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  • Click on the Options... button at the bottom of the window, a window containing 3 tabs for configuration will pop up

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  • Click OK at the right bottom of the window to exit
  • This will bring you back to the Remote Access Window . Click on the left top corner box to exit or click on Connect to connect to the internet.

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Connection Details

Connecting

  • Click on Apple Symbol screen shots on the left top corner of the screen.
  • In the listing, click on Control Panel screen shots
  • In the Control Panel Window, click on Remote Access. screen shots
  • This will bring up the Remote Access Window; click on Connect at the right bottom corner of the window

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  • After clicking Connect, the status at the bottom area of the window will attempt to dial. It will show:
    • Status: Dialing...
  • After a few moments, this message will change to:
    • Connected at 57600 bps
    • Duration: 000:00:01
  • The Duration line shows the time duration you have been connected. This window can be minimized
  • NOTE: If you are using E-mail Express, you will automatically be disconnected after 15 minutes. There is a limit of 4 sessions per login name per day.

TCP/IP

Disconnecting

  • To disconnect the modem and session, first close up all the IP applications (e.g. Netscape, Eudora, telnet, etc.)
  • Click on the right top corner of the screen and click on Remote Access screen shots on the right top area of the screen
  • Click Disconnect at the right bottom corner of the Remote Access Window and the session will be disconnected

Using IP Applications

  • Once the connection is made, you can run IP (Internet) programs such as Netscape, Fetch, Mac SSH, etc.

 

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