NCKCN Macintosh MacPPP Installation Guide


Disclaimer & Copyright

Installation Overview

Program Descriptions

Installation Instructions

NCKCN Installation Disk Instructions

MacTCP Configuration

MacPPP Configuration Instructions

Using MacPPP to Connect/Disconnect Instructions

Eudora Lite for Macintosh

Installing Internet Config

Using Anarchie to download software

Stuffit Expander

Macintosh Web Browser Requirements

Troubleshooting tips


DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT

The supplied programs are Copyright of their respective owners, All Rights Reserved. It is provided as shareware with the following limitations:


INSTALLATION OVERVIEW


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

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

MacTCP

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.

MacPPP

This is the Internet access utility for connecting to the NCKCN System or any other Internet System.

Internet Config 1.1

This public domain program help centralize all of you Internet preferences so you don't have to enter them in every program.

Stuffit Expander

Stuffit Expander is a compression decompression utility to encode/unencode compressed files from the Internet.

Eudora E-Mail

Eudora E-Mail is used to send and receive E-mail messages to and from other users as well as attach files.

Anarchie

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 computer.

MacWeb

Is a free web browser that has the lightest RAM and disk space requirements of any web browser.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

An Internet WEB browser used to graphically interact with computers all over the world. This software is on the NCKCN Mac shareware archive. You will connect up to the Mac shareware archive with Fetch to download software to your Mac computer. This is the WEB browser we recommend using. Please see the web browser requirements section below.

Netscape Navigator

An Internet WEB browser used to graphically interact with computers all over the world. This software is on the NCKCN Mac shareware archive. You will connect up to the Mac shareware archive with Fetch to download this software to your Mac computer. Please see the web browser requirements section below.

Other Programs

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!


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

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 6 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

  1. To begin installation, start up your Mac and let it finish booting, then place the NCKCN installation disk in your floppy drive.

  1. Double click on the ISKM installer icon to begin the installation.
  2. Click on the Continue button to proceed.
  3. The next screen shows the Internet Starter Kit Disk README, you can read this file to get information on the program included.
  4. Click on the Continue button to proceed.
  5. You will want to select the "Full MacPPP Install" option so simply click on the "Install" button to proceed.
  6. Click on the "Yes" button to confirm a restart of your Mac after installation.
  7. Click on the "Install" button to begin the installation to the "ISKM 3 Folder" (or choose an appropriate folder) on your Mac.
  8. After the installation click "Restart" button to restart you Mac.
  9. You are now ready to start the configuration of your programs.

MacTCP Configuration Instructions

  1. Once your Mac restarts, you will access the MacTCP from the Apple menu and Control Panels.

  1. Click on the PPP icon then on the "More..." button to proceed as shown above.

MacTCPConfig.gif (7450 bytes)

  1. Make sure the "Obtain Address" section is set to Server. Then fill out the "Domain Name Server Information" section exactly as shown above. Make sure the Default radio button is set to the "nckcn.com entry". Note: Please refer to your Personal Information Sheet which may have updated DNS information or other important updates.
  2. Click the OK button to proceed.
  3. Close the MacTCP Control Panel.

MacPPP Configuration Instructions

You will now select the Apple menu in the upper left of your screen and then Control Panels and then Config PPP to open the MacPPP Connection/Configuration Applet. You will want to change the setting so that your Mac can connect with the NCKCN Internet System.

  1. Select the PPP Server: option for your modem. (Read the ISKM Installer ReadMe File for information if you modem is not listed)
  2. Click on the Config...button.

  1. Set the Port Speed: selection to your modem speed. Usually if you have a 28.8 modem, select 28800. You can consult your modem manufacturers manual for more information.
  2. Make sure the Flow Control: selection is set to CTS & RTS (DTR)
  3. Fill in the Phone num text box with the dial-in Phone number you received in your personal information kit from NCKCN. Note: It should start with the same prefix as your local phone number.
  4. Check the Modem Init text box, usually modems will work with the default "atz" initialization string. If you have problems connecting you may need to change this for your specific modem. You can consult your modem manufacturers manual for more information. For example, a U.S. Robotics user will use "at&f&b1&h2&i2" as their initialization string.
  5. Click the Connect Script... button.

  1. We don't use a connection script, we connect with what is called PAP. Clear the entire screen to look like the figure above. Click on the "OK" button to proceed.
  2. Click on the Authentication...button.

  1. Fill in the Auth. ID: text box with your username you received in your personal information kit from NCKCN.
  2. Fill in the Password: text box with your password you received in your personal information kit from NCKCN. When you type in your password you will only see black dots. This is a security measure so someone can't read your password. Note: Your username and password are case sensitive; if you are directed to type a capital Y, you will need to type a capital Y. It just ain't gonna work if you don't watch the case.
  3. Click the OK button to close the Authentication dialog box.
  4. Click the Done button to close the Config... dialog box.

Using MacPPP to Connect/Disconnect Instructions

You will use the Config PPP Applet to connect and disconnect your modem phone line to the NCKCN system. If you don't have the MacPPP Config PPP open, you will still be connected automatically with MacPPP. However, it may not always disconnect you. It may be best to open the MacPPP Config PPP applet to connect and disconnect from the NCKCN System. This section describes how.

  1. Click on the Open button to connect to the NCKCN System. After the MacPPP dialog box comes up and authenticates you, you will see the hands come together and it will say PPP UP. This means that you are connected.
  2. After you finish with your Internet connection, you will want to disconnect from the system. You do this in the MacPPP Config PPP Applet by clicking on the Soft Close button. Then you can exit the Config PPP Applet.

Eudora for Macintosh

You will now conifgure Eudora Email program to send and receive your email.

  1. Open the ISKM3 Folder and locate the Eudora 1.5.1 folder.
  2. Double click on the Eudora 1.5.1 folder created in the installation above.
  3. Double click on the Eudora Lite icon to start the program.

  1. When the program starts up initially,select the Settings option from the Special menu.
  2. Fill out the Settings Screens by clicking on the category on the left as follows:

Getting Started menu

POP Account: your username@nckcn.com (all lowercase) e.g. jsmith@nckcn.com

Real Name: Your Name (First & Last) e.g. John Smith

Personal Information menu

Return Address: your username@nckcn.com (all lowercase) e.g. jsmith@nckcn.com

Hosts menu

SMTP: nckcn.com (all lower case)

Checking Mail

Check for mail every 10 - 15 minutes. (This will let you automatically let you check for email when you start Eudora)

Select the Save password box is checked if you want Eudora to remember your password, don't check this for security reasons if you don't want someone to access your email from your computer.

  1. Click the OK button to save your Settings
  2. Select File...Check Mail to check for Email.
  3. Eudora will ask your for the password. password you received in your personal information kit from NCKCN. When you type in your password you will only see black dots. This is a security measure so someone can't read your password. Note: Your username and password are case sensitive; if you are directed to type a capital Y, you will need to type a capital Y. It just ain't gonna work if you don't watch the case.

Eudora is now installed and configured; it is ready to send and receive mail. You can look in the help menu for detailed e-mail operations or simply explore and "figure it out." Remember, you can at anytime read and edit your mail but you can only send and receive mail when you are connected to the Internet with the MacPPP or whatever dialer software you use.


Using MacWeb to browse the World Wide Web

You will now start the MacWeb program to surf the Internet. MacWeb is a very fast free web browser that has the lightest RAM and disk space requirements of any web browser.

  1. Open the MacWeb 1.00A3.2 folder from the folder installed above.
  2. Double click on the icon MacWeb 1.00A3.2 to start the program.
  3. The program will automatically start you on the page http://www.mcp.com/hayden/iskm. We will change this to the NCKCN home page. Select the File menu...then the Preferences option.

  1. Complete the General Preferences to point the Home URL: to http://www.nckcn.com the Email Address: to your username@nckcn.com (all lowercase) e.g. jsmith@nckcn.com,and the News Host: to news1.pld.com.
  2. Click the OK button to proceed.
  3. Now click the Home (the little house) button on the tool bar or select the Home option from the Navigate menu to connect to the NCKCN Home Page.
  4. Single click to your hearts delight on the links underlined in blue. That's how you "Surf the Net".

Installing the Internet Config Program

You will now run his public domain program help centralize all of you Internet preferences so you don't have to enter them in every program. We didn't do this before because not everything uses this program in this package.

  1. Open the Internet Config 1.1 Folder from the Installation above.
  2. Double click on the Internet Config icon.
  3. Click on the Install button to proceed.
  4. Click the OK button to confirm the dialog box after installation.

We don't have to worry too much about any setting, for now select File and Quit.


Using Anarchie to download Internet software from NCKCN

You will now run Anarchie; 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 computer.

  1. Open the Anarchie 1.5 folder from the installation above.
  2. Double click on the Anarchie program.
  3. Select the FTP menu and then select the Get option.
  4. You should be set to open a connection to the following settings:

Macine: linux1.nckcn.com (the Mac Shareware Archive Server)

Path: /pub/mac (the Mac Shareware Archive directory)

  1. You can leave the Username and Password blank to connect with an anonymous setting.
  2. Click the List button to connect.
  3. Select the file you want to download simply double click on the file you wish to retreive.
  4. The file will be downloaded to you and uncompressed itself to your Mac, (most likely to your desktop). See the section on Stuffit Expander for more information on file formats and downloading.
  5. Simply click the Close option from the File menu to end your FTP session.
  6. You can exit Anarchie by clicking on File...Quit.
  7. For more information on using Anarchie see the Anarchie Guide README! file.

Stuffit Expander

You will use Stuffit Expander to "unstuff" or decompress Macintosh files from the Internet. On the Internet, Macintosh files are generally posted in one of two encoded formats: BinHex (.hqx) or MacBinary (.bin). This presents a Chicken and Egg Problem. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape and other web browsers are really cool, but they have no built in file decompression or decoding capabilities. They rely on 'helper applications' to handle ALL file decoding and decompression. Because Stuffit Expander is a great tool, and also is freely distributed, it is often set as the default application for decoding BinHex and Stuffit files. Stuffit Expander is included in the installation and is configured to work with your system.


Macintosh Web Browser Requirements


Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 for Mac minimum requirements:

There are several versions available, you can pick whichever is appropriate for your computer:

To install simply double click the installer icon and follow the instructions.


Netscape Navigator minimum requirements:

There are two versions available you can pick whichever is appropriate for your computer:

To install simply double click the installer icon and follow the instructions.


Troubleshooting tips:

If you are having problems connecting:


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