|This page will instruct you how to setup your MacIntosh
computer with MAC OS 8.x or 9.x to connect to KansasNet.
In order to begin the process, you will need to locate the
"Internet Setup Assistant" program on your computer.
This program will make setting up the computer to connect to KansasNet
a breeze. Any computer with MAC OS 8.x or 9.x should already
have this program installed. You should be able to find the
"Internet Setup Assistant program" by browsing your hard
drive, or searching your computer for the program.
Now that you have located and run the Internet Setup Assistance program,
you will see the first dialog of the wizard below. Go ahead and
click Yes to begin the setup.
The next window is asking if you already have an internet account, and
because you are (or are going to be) a KansasNet subscriber, click Yes.
Next you will see the Introduction window. You should
review the information presented, and then click the
arrow-pointing right at the bottom to go to the next screen.
In the Configuration Name and Connection Type window below,
enter KansasNet for the configuration name. Then choose Modem
for the method to connect to the internet. Continue by clicking
the arrow-pointing right at the bottom.
In the next dialog window (Modem Settings) below, you need to
choose the modem installed in your computer. Normally, this will
default to the correct modem for your computer, so ordinarily you do
not need to change it from the current setting. However, if the
modem selected is incorrect, choose the correct modem from the
drop-down menu. Also, the Port will generally default to the
correct port, which is usually Modem Port or Internal Modem,
so usually you would not need to change this, however if it is
incorrect, choose the correct port for your modem. See that Tone
is selected for dialing, and that the "Ignore dial tone?" is
NOT checked. Go to the next screen.
In the next window (Configuration Information) below, 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, type in your KansasNet username
and password. Go to the next step.
In the PPP Connect Scripts window below, choose No as
KansasNet does not require you to use a connect script. Go to
the next step.
In the IP Address window below, make sure to choose No
for the IP Address question, as KansasNet will automatically assign an
IP address to your computer when you connect to the internet.
In the Domain Name Servers window, enter KansasNet's primary
name server IP address 188.8.131.52; press ENTER on your
keyboard to move to the next line in the same box and enter our
secondary name server IP 184.108.40.206. In the Domain
name box at the bottom, type in kansas.net and press the right
arrow to continue.
In the next window, E-mail Address and Password, enter your
KansasNet email address (i.e. email@example.com). In the 2nd
box, type in your password. Then go to the next step.
Next, in the E-mail Account and Host Computer window, in the
first box enter firstname.lastname@example.org (i.e.
email@example.com) as the e-mail account for this
configuration. For the email host, or SMTP server, enter mail.kansas.net.
Continue to the next step.
The next window has a box to type in KansasNet's news server. If
you intend to use KansasNet's newsgroups, enter news.kansas.net
If you do not plan on using the newsgroups, or are unfamiliar with
newsgroups, leave the box blank. Then go to the next step.
In the following Proxies window, choose No as it is not
required for you to enter a proxy server to use KansasNet
Internet. Continue to the final step.
STEP 15 - FINAL STEP:
Finally, you have reached the Conclusion of the Internet
Setup Assistant. Uncheck the box "Connect when
finished" and then press Go Ahead to complete the wizard
and save all the settings. You have not finished configuration
your MacIntosh to connect to KansasNet and may now try your internet
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