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By Red Dragoon ·
We have an entirely Windows/PC based network. There is one of my clients who brought in an old Mac Performa 6116 computer from home. He bought the device interface, so we could plug in the ethernet cable. His network connection is patched into the hub, and we have a good link light. Now I need to know how to set up his Internet connection. I found MacTCP in the Control Panel, but it does not seem to be working like I expected. Pretend that I don't know anything at all about Macs, but I thought they were supposed to be easier.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to setting up MacTCP

Verify that you have the ethernet card installed and functioning correctly. Also, make sure Open Transport is installed and functioning.

Assuming you are using OS 7.6 or newer...(if an older version let me know which and I'll help with it).

Before You Begin - Get Your Network Information:

an IP address
the subnet mask address
the router (or default gateway) address

Configure TCP/IP
Under the Apple menu, choose Control Panels and then open AppleTalk.
Make sure the Connect via box is set to Ethernet. Close the window and, if prompted, save the changes you've made.

Return to Control Panels and choose TCP/IP.
In the Connect via box, select Ethernet from the pop-up menu.

In the Configure box, select the appropriate choice. (Let's say Manually) from the pop-up menu.

From the network information you recorded above,
Enter your IP Address in the IP Address box on the screen.
Enter your Subnet mask in the Subnet mask box.
Enter your Gateway address for the Router address.

For the Name server addr, type in the name server's IP address

In the Search domains box enter the doamin info.

Close the TCP/IP window.

When asked to save the information, click Save.

Hope this helps. If not, give me the OS version and the version of MacTCP you are using...

Good Luck!

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by Red Dragoon In reply to setting up MacTCP

This is Mac version 7.5.1, and he is using Netscape 1.1. This does not have a place to enter the IP address in the format x.x.x.x. It seems to only be in bits. The x.x.x.x format is there, but you can't enter anything in there.

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by Red Dragoon In reply to setting up MacTCP

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by johnm In reply to setting up MacTCP

Answer 1 is pretty good but there are a few things you can check. The Netscape browser isn't the place to change TCP/IP settings so don't worry about it for now.

If Open Transport is installed, there will be an Open Transport Library in the Extensions folder inside the System folder. First the AppleTalk Control Panel and then the TCP/IP Control Panel have to have the list box set to Ethertalk. Assumption is that you are manually assigning an IP address. With the TCP/IP Control Panel open, make sure the Configure list box is set to Manually (unless you are using DHCP)and enter the IP, mask, and gateway info as in Answer 1. Also, go to the menu bar and and select Edit:User Mode. Set the mode to Advanced and a new Options button will appear at the bottom of the TCP/IP window. Click on Options and click OFF the default "Load only when needed". Close the TCP/IP window and agree to save the changes when it asks.

When you start Netscape, the main problem with getting an internet connection would be if the proxy settings were wrong. With Netscape running, select Edit: Preferences and, toward the bottom of the settings list on the left side of the window, probably under Advanced, there should be a Proxy settings page. The default is usually Direct Connection to the Internet, which should work, but this is where you can set proxy server settings to conform with what the PCs are using.

Netscape 1.1 is way under average. I think I still have an installer for Netscape 4.x on an external drive that I used to carry around campus for Mac updates. I could e-mail you the file.
We used that for the equivalent of the model you are trying to set up, so I'm sure it would work.

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by Red Dragoon In reply to setting up MacTCP

The problem is that I need to be able to enter the IP address normally as in 192.168.2.x and not in some weird mathematical integer. That feature does not seem to be available to let me enter the numbers in the x.x.x.x field.

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