Mac OS8.5-OS9 Internet Setup for MICHUSA.COM
OS 8.5-OS9 Readme
Mac OS8.5 -OS9 will produce a folder in your hard disk called the Assistants folder. To configure your dialer (and PPP setup), double-click on the Assistants folder, then double-click on the Internet Setup Assistant. NOTE: If you cannot find the Assistants folder use the Sherlock or Sherlock2 option under the Apple menu.
Configuring the Internet Setup Assistant
STEP 1: You will have two Yes buttons to click to begin your internet setup assistant.
STEP 2: Click the right arrow to continue the setup.
STEP 3: Type michusa.com in the text box, then select the Modem radio button (see picture below). Click the right arrow to continue the setup.
STEP 4: Select your modem from the window list (see picture below), select the port that your modem is connected to from the drop down list, then make your selection of Tone or Pulse (most phone lines have tone dialing). Click the right arrow to continue.
STEP 5: Type your local access number in the first text box. Type your email address in the second text box (example: johndoe@ michusa.com). Type your password in the third text box, then click the right arrow to continue.
STEP 6: Select the "No" radio button then click the right arrow to continue.
STEP 7: Type in the text boxes the primary and secondary DNS addresses and domain name (match the picture below). Click the right arrow to continue.
STEP 8: Type your email address in the first text box (Example: firstname.lastname@example.org). Type your password in the second text box then click the right arrow to continue. Leave the bottom box as the default chosen.
STEP 9: Type login name followed by @mail.michusa.com (example: email@example.com) in the first box. Click the right arrow to continue.
STEP 10: Type news.123.net in the text box, then click the right arrow to continue.
STEP 11: Select the "No" radio button then click the right arrow to continue.
STEP 12:: The next screen will inform you that your Internet setup is complete.
If you have only one line, uncheck the "Connect when finished" check box and click the Go Ahead button.
If you leave the "Connect when finished" check box checked, the dialer will be activated (Remote Access Dialer) and connect to the internet (a window will appear similar to the one shown below).
If you uncheck the "Connect when finished" button, internet access can be selected by choosing the Internet Access option under the Apple menu.
The "Browse the Internet" option from the Internet Access menu will open MS Internet Explorer, the default web browser.
The "Connect To." option will enable you to type the URL, then connect to that particular site from the web browser.
Any changes to be made in the dialer setup and be done by choosing the "Internet Setup Assistant" option.
The "Mail" option will open Outlook Express. The first time Outlook Express is selected, it will open the Preferences menu, if you have Outlook Express 4.x or a setup wizard, if you have Outlook Express 5.x. You can refer to the Help menu to review the tutorial for Outlook Express.
You can also access the internet by choosing the Remote Access option in the Control Panels option under the Apple menu. You can observe more detailed information regarding his connection status from the Remote Access window.
OS 8.5 and OS8.6 makes internet searches more efficient. You can search the internet using multiple search engines by selecting Sherlock under the Apple menu, then clicking on the Search Internet tab. Type in a word (or words) to be used in the search, then activate various search engines by clicking in the checkbox to include the search engine in the search. Click the Search button to begin the search.
The search will display a dialog box similar to the one below listing all sites found in the search, starting with the best possible choice at the top of the list. When a site has been selected on the list the window below will display the web page for that particular site.
The Find File tab remains the same as with the previous system software Find File options.
For OS9, Sherlock2 displays the following screen. The icons at the top of the screen contain pop-up item descriptions when you point to each icon.
ADJUSTING INTERNET SETTINGS
You can also adjust internet settings globally by choosing the Internet option from the Control Panel option under the Apple menu for System 8.5-8.6.1. The Configuration Manager adjusts the settings for OS9.
The Ratings listing protects children from viewing inappropriate sites.
You can also set your home page address under the Home/Search listing.
TROUBLESHOOTING GEOPORT MODEMS
The Geoport modem is one of two modems that might require software to make the modems work. The software for a Geoport modem is usually found on the Macintosh OS8.x CD called Telecom. Once installed, there will be an option under the Control Panels in the Apple Menu called Express Modem. The "On" selection is selected by default and is the only selection that needs to be checked.
TROUBLESHOOTING GLOBAL VILLAGE MODEMS
Global Village modems are the other modems that might require software to make the modems work. The software usually comes with the modem and after installation produces an option under the Control Panels in the Apple Menu called Teleport (with powerbooks it will be called powerport). The "Off" setting is the Default setting and should be set to V.42bis. For 56K modems the Maximum Throughput option should also be checked.
Regarding any 56k modem: make sure that you have the latest driver and modem connect script to ensure a fast connection.