NCKCN Macintosh CD-ROM Installation Guide
DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT
The supplied programs are Copyright of their respective owners, All
Rights Reserved. It is provided as shareware with the following limitations:
- These programs are shareware and are not to be resold or distributed for
sale with other programs which are for sale.
- There is no warranty or claim of fitness or reliability, however NCKCN
has tested the software and has found them to be basic and functional Internet tools.
- The programs are distributed AS IS, and as such neither the authors, nor
respective companies nor NCKCN shall be held liable for any loss of data, down time, loss
of revenue or any other direct or indirect damage or claims caused by these programs.
- It will be the user's responsibility to abide by the terms and conditions
set forth in the documentation provided with each software package.
- Determine if you need the all of the NCKCN installation software. Some
Mac computers come with the software already installed. If you have System 7.5.5, you may
already have the some of the software you need to connect to the NCKCN System.
- Update your System to be able to connect to the Internet if you need to
- Install the NCKCN CD-ROM Internet software on your computer.
- Install Open Transport and Open Transport PPP.
- Run the Internet Connection Wizard 2.5 to connect to the NCKCN
- Configure Microsoft Internet Explorer and E-mail software for use.
This installation kit is by no means the latest and greatest software
available for Internet use on the Macintosh. It is designed to be a basic installation; to
get you up and running on the Internet. There are so many different kinds of Macs and
different System users that it is impossible to supply a customized version to each. This
software should provide you with the means to access the Internet if you have a smaller
Mac computer, and don't have unlimited memory installed on your system. It should also get
more powerful Mac users started. However, again; Most new Mac computers come with
Internet software already installed. If you have System 7.5.5, you already have the
software you need to connect to the NCKCN System
Open Transport 1.1.2
This is the program that makes it all happen. This is a control panel
that will "talk" to the Internet world with the TCP/IP protocol.
Open Transport 1.1.2 PPP
This is the Internet access utility for connecting to the NCKCN System
or any other Internet System.
Internet Connection Wizard
This Microsoft Wizard will step you through configuring things to use
Stuffit Expander is a compression decompression utility to
encode/unencode compressed files from the Internet.
Eudora Light E-Mail
Eudora E-Mail is used to send and receive E-mail messages to and from
other users as well as attach files.
An Internet File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program used to graphically
interact with computers all over the world. This software is used to download (bring down)
software/shareware from the NCKCN System or any other software archive to your Mac
Microsoft Internet Explorer
An Internet WEB browser used to graphically interact with computers all
over the world. The NCKCN CD-ROM installation has MSIE version 3.01.
Important Note: There are countless programs available to
access and use the Internet. This software is by no means the be-all to everyone. You are
more than welcome to use and download any other program to do whatever it is you want on
the Internet, however, it is impossible for NCKCN to provide technical assistance to all
the programs available. Most programs will setup almost exactly the same with the same
information. If you need help, you have the entire world at your fingertips for help. Have
fun discovering; that's the beauty of the Internet!
The following instructions will guide you through the basic installation
and setup of each software package you will use to access the different features of the
Internet. It is assumed you know how to perform basic procedures on your computer like
creating folders, dragging, or copying files. If you do not know how to perform these
task, you will need to obtain a Mac guide to learn about your computer before you proceed.
Bear in mind you are connecting to the largest and most complex network in the world. You
will need to walk before you can run.
Be sure that you have approximately 18 Mbytes available on your hard
drive for the full installation of the software provided. Important Note: All
prior MacTCP or Internet programs should be deleted or removed for maximum compatibility.
NCKCN Installation Disk Instructions
- To begin installation, start up your Mac and let it finish booting, then
place the NCKCN CD-ROM disk in your CD-ROM drive.
System Update and Open Transport Instructions
The first thing to do on your Mac is to determine
your system software version and if you have Open Transport installed. If you need to
upgrade and install Open Transport and Open Transport PPP continue on this section. If you
already have at least System 7.5.5 and Open Transport installed you can skip to the next
- Select the Apple Menu and the "About this
Macintosh" to find out what version of System Software you have.
- If you have below System 7.5.3 you will have a two-step process
and will want to install the "System 7.5 Update 2.0 to get your Mac to System 7.5.3
as shown in Figure 2. If you have System 7.5.3, you will only have a one-step process and
choose the "System 7.5.5 Update Installer" to get your Mac to System 7.5.5. Just
follow the simple instructions to update your Mac.You will have to restart your Mac after
all updating is completed.
Open Transport 1.1.2 Installation and Configuration Instructions
- Once your Mac restarts, install Opent Transport 1.1.2 and Open
Transport PPP. Simply follow the on-screen instructions.
Installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 Full Installer
- Double click on the "IE 3.01 Full Installer icon to start the
- Click on the Accept button on the EULA.
- Select the Easy Install and click the Install
button to continue.
- Follow the instructions on screen. After installation is complete, you
will need to restart your Mac. Click the Restart button to continue.
Using Internet Connection Wizard to Connect to NCKCN
- You will now start the Internet Connection Wizard. Double click the
"Internet Connection Wizard" folder.
- Start the "Internet Connection Wizard 2.5" by double-clicking
- This starts the ICW Get Connected. By default it is set to Automatic
Configuration. We will configure your Mac now to connect to NCKCN, click the Next
button to continue..
- Choose the Manul Setup Options by clicking on
the Radio Button to the left of the word Manual. Click Next
- Make sure the Radio Button next to the Yes is
selected to Set Up Your Internet Connection. Click Next to continue.
- Since you will be dialing into NCKCN, click on the Connect
using my phone line radio button. Click Next to continue..
- Select the modem you are using to connect to the Internet by using the
selection box and highlighting the correct modem. Make sure you use the correct
communications port, (almost always set to "Modem Port"). Click Next
- Supply the area code and first three digits of you phone number. Click Next
- Set any Dialing Properties you need to set if any. Most users will not
need to change anythin. Click Next to continue.
- Type in the Service Provider name as "NCKCN". Click Next
- Type in the correct phone number for your local access number. You will
have received this in your personal information sheet. Click Next to
- Type in your username and password from your Personal Information sheet. Important: Most things are case
sensitive on the Internet. If your username is jsmith, then type jsmith,
not Jsmith, or JSmith, or JSMITH. Your connection will not work
properly if you type it in incorrectly. Your username and password have to be exactly as
it is given to you. (Only blanks will be displayed to prevent someone from looking over
your shoulder to get your password) Note: your username is not your email address
which is in the form: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click "Next" to
- For the IP address make sure the "My service provider
automatically assigns me one" is selected. Click "Next" to
- Type in 126.96.36.199 for the DNS Server address and 188.8.131.52
for the Alternate DNS Server. These need to be exactly as shown with the dots (periods),
and no spaces. Click "Next" to continue. Note:
Please refer to your Personal Information Sheet which may have updated DNS information or
other important updates.
- Answer No to whether or not to set up a PPP Script. NCKCN does not
require you to have one. Click Next to continue.
- Answer Yes to set up your Internet Mail Account. Click Next
- Type in the Account Name of your E-mail account. You can call it whatever
you wish, this is just the name of the account on your computer. Click Next
- Fill in your name and organization. Use your real name, not your e-mail
account name. Click Next to continue
- Fill in your e-mail address. Your e-mail address will have an
"@" sign in it. Click Next to continue
- Fill in both the POP3 and SMTP server address with "nckcn.com"
as shown. Click Next to continue
- Fill in the Account Name and Password exactly as your Personal
Information sheet. Note: Your account name is just your username. For example jsmith or
sbrown. Important: Most things are case sensitive on the Internet. If
your username is jsmith, then type jsmith, not Jsmith, or JSmith,
or JSMITH. Your connection will not work properly if you type it in
incorrectly. Your username and password have to be exactly as it is given to you. (Only
blanks will be displayed to prevent someone from looking over your shoulder to get your
password) Note: your username is not your email address which is in the form:
email@example.com. Click "Next" to continue
- Click Yes to set up your Internet News Account. Click "Next"
- Type in the name of your News account. You can call it whatever you wish,
this is just the name of the account on your computer. Click Next to
- Our News Server is called "news1.pld.com".
Please fill this out in the News Server box as shown. Leave the "This server requires
Authentication" unchecked. Click "Next" to continue.
- The Internet Connection has all the information it needs. You are ready
to connect to the Internet! Click Finished to continue.
How to Dial in
There are several ways to dial in to NCKCN with your Mac. Mainly, you
have an Open Transport PPP Control panel that will dial the modem to connect. If you try
to use your browser or e-mail, the Open Transport PPP will automatically dial in. You can
also manually dial in and you have to manually disconnect your call. To disconnect
your PPP connection you must access the PPP control panel from the Apple Menu and click
the Disconnect button. You can also connect manually to NCKCN by
accessing the PPP control panel from the Apple Menu and clicking on the Connect
button to dial as shown. You can always tell that the PPP is running by the
flashing telephone pole in place of the Apple Menu.
- Double Click Internet Explorer 3.01 to start your browser.
- Open Transport Autodialing after starting Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Open the Apple Menu...Control Panels...and select PPP
- Select the Connect button to dial.
- Select the Disconnect button to hang up your call. You
must disconnect your call to end your Internet session.
- Showing the PPP active connect icon in place of the Apple Menu. This is
your reminder to disconnect your call to the Internet.
How to Set your Start Page in Internet Explorer
The first time you run Microsoft Internet Explorer, it will connect you
to Microsoft's registration site. You can fill out the information and click away to
browse the World Wide Web. It's nice to be able to come back home every once in a while.
We suggest setting your "Home" Start page to the NCKCN web site. Here's how.
- Select the Edit menu and Preferences.
Select the "Home/Search" under Web Browser, and type
http://www.nckcn.com in the Address box as shown. Click OK to continue.
You will then be taken to the NCKCN Web site when you click on the
"Home" button on your browser.
Using Internet Mail and News
Your e-mail and News software was set up for you in the Internet
Connection Wizard. However, you may want to customize some of the settings.
- Double click on th Internet Mail and News 3.0 Icon to start.
- To change the setting, select the Edit menu and Preferences...
To have Internet Mail automatically check your email set the "Check
for mail every ___ minutes" option under the "Send/Receive" section. The
best setting to use is 10.
On Your Own...
This gives you a start to begin exploring the Internet and your
"Community Network". Have fun, and always keep an open mind for learning. There
are some on-line guides as well as on-line discusssion webs at www.nckcn.com . There are also other goodies to be found
on the NCKCN installation disc. Feel free to look through these and let us know if we can
include other shareware on future CD-ROMS. Please also support any shareware programs or
software in accordance with the instructions for that particular software package.
If you are having problems connecting:
- Make sure your modem setting are correct. Different modem manufacturers
have different initialization strings. Also, specific Mac's have different modem port
capabilites. If you have an older Mac, you may not be able to set your port speed above
- Make sure to disconnect your call to the Internet. Otherwise you will use
up precious on-line time for nothing.
- Most likely an error is due to incorrect typing of information,
especially passwords and user names. Be sure to type lower and upper case exactly like
it's supposed to be.
- If you cannot reach a site on the Internet don't panic, lots of places
everyday are down due to maintenance, upgrading or errors. This is a normal occurrence.
- A word of caution about passwords. Your passwords are designed to give
you maximum security and ease of mind. Don't give your password to anyone. In fact,
the best way to keep youngsters from accessing the Net unsupervised, is of course, not
give them your password!
- Make sure the Domain Name Server Information in
the MacTCP control panel is set to: (This is automatically configured on installation)
- Domain: nckcn.com and IP Address: 184.108.40.206 as the Default. - notice
the dots or periods, they need to be exactly like it is shown.
- Secondary DNS IP Address: 220.127.116.11 - notice the dots or
periods, they need to be exactly like it is shown.
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