|This page describes how to check your KansasNet dial-up
configuration in MAC OS 8.x/9.x. You are going to be
accessing some different settings via the MacIntosh OS Control
Panels. In order to find the different Control Panels, choose Control
Panels from the Apple menu.
STEP 1: Internet Control Panel Settings
From the Apple menu, choose Control Panels (as
described above), and then choose Internet. The window
below should appear. To start out, make sure that KansasNet
is listed as the Active Set. If it is not, then choose KansasNet
from the drop-down menu. If KansasNet is not listed in the
drop-down list, you need go here
to run the Internet Setup Assistant.
If you have KansasNet as the Active Set, choose the Personal
tab and then make sure that your real name (i.e. John Doe) or family
name (i.e. The Does) is entered into the Name box. Next,
make sure your KansasNet email address appears in the E-mail
Address box. The remaining boxes can be left blank.
Next, choose the E-mail tab in the Internet
Control Panel. You should make sure your KansasNet username is
correctly entered in the box labeled User Account ID.
Then enter mail.kansas.net into the Incoming Mail Server and
Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server boxes. Type in your password
into the Password field. Typically, you should choose Outlook
Express as the Default E-mail Application.
Next step, choose the Web tab. Then we
suggest you enter your favorite homepage address or use
http://www.kansas.net as the Home Page address.
Typically, we suggest you choose Internet Explorer as the Default Web
Browser at the bottom.
Next, choose the News tab. If you are
going to use newsgroups, enter news.kansas.net into the News
(NNTP) Server field. If you are not going to use newsgroups, or
are unfamiliar with newsgroups, you can leave this box blank.
Choose connect to news server as: Guest.
Finally, you may notice one more tab, the Advanced tab.
You do not need to set anything under this tab, and should avoid making
changes there. Go ahead and close the Internet Control
Panel. Your system may ask if you would like to save the changes
made, and you should make sure to confirm the changes and save them by
choosing Yes or OK.
STEP 2: TCP/IP Control Panel Settings
Click the Desktop to make it active, and from the Apple
menu, choose Control Panels and then choose TCP/IP.
The TCP/IP Control Panel window will appear (see below).
First, in the Connect via: box, choose PPP,
and then from the Configure: list, choose Using PPP
Server. Next, in the "Name server addr:" box, you
need to enter the IP Address of KansasNet's primary and secondary name
servers. Click in the box and type in 126.96.36.199,
then press ENTER to move to the next line in the same box and type in 188.8.131.52.
In the box labeled "Additional Search domains:" type in kansas.net
Next, click the Options button and the TCP/IP options
window below will appear. Make sure that Active is
selected, and that "Load only when needed" is NOT
checked. Then press OK.
Finally, close the TCP/IP Control Panel window.
Your system will prompt if you would like to save the changes, and make
sure to approve the changes by selecting Yes or OK.
STEP 3: Remote Access Control Panel
Open the Remote Access control panel from the Apple
menu-->Control Panels. Choose Registered User and then
see that your Kansasnet username and password are correctly entered in
this window. We recommend you check to Save Password so
that you do not have to enter your password each time you want to
connect. In the Number box, you need to enter the phone number
to dial KansasNet. If you are not sure of the correct number for
you to use, please check KansasNet's
Local Access Numbers.
Next choose the Options button at the bottom of
the window, and another window will open. Make sure to choose
the Redialing tab at the top of the new window and your window
should appear like the one below.
Next, choose the Connection tab at the top of
the same window (see picture below). In this window, the only
box which should be checked is Flash icon in menu bar while
connected. Make sure nothing else is checked.
Finally, choose the Protocol tab at the top of
the same window. Make sure that you have checked:
Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP
Allow error correction and compression in modem
Use TCP header compression
Do NOT check Connect to a command-line host.
Then press OK at the bottom of the window, and
choose Yes or OK if prompted to save any changes. Then close the
Remote Access control panel, and again choose Yes or OK if prompted to
save any changes.
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