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WinNT and UIC-Net Campus Network MacOS8-MacOS9 and the Dialins MacOS8-MacOS9 and UIC-Net Campus Network Appendix A Appendix B: Getting Help  

Using Mac OS 8-Mac OS 9 with the ACCC Dialin Lines

 

(Old-style? New-Style? Confused? See Note 4 in The Requirements for an explanation of the difference between the two types of ACCC dialin lines.)

 
     
 
     
Configuring PPP/Remote Access
 

Note: The name of the PPP control panel was changed to Remote Access as of Mac OS 8.5; the settings remained essentially identical.

You use PPP or Remote Access to connect to the ACCC dialin servers. These instructions will guide you through the complete configuration, which you will only do once.

  1. Select Apple menu->Control Panel->PPP (OS 8) | Remote Access (OS 8.5 through 9) control panel.
    illustration of the Remote Access/ PPP control panel

  2. The first PPP/Remote Access control panel screen is straightforward to fill out:
    • You are a Registered User.
    • Your Name is your netid, for example: jtesti1 or adabyron
    • Your Password is the password associated with your UIC netid.
    • The Number is the phone number from ACCC Dialin Services that you're dialing into, exactly as you need to dial it. \Don't forget to turn off call waiting if your telephone line has it.)

  3. We recommend that you don't select Save password for security reasons.

PPP/Remote Access Redialing Options

  1. To continue, click the Options... button in the PPP/Remote Access control panel screen and select the Redialing tab.
    illustration of the PPP?Remote Access Redialing Option tab

  2. Once again, this screen is straightforward.
    • Redialing is set to Off by default.
    • You can also select Redial main number or Redial main and alternate numbers as shown in the figure.
    • Type the number of times you want to redial in the Redial times box, the time in seconds between redialing in the Time between retries box, and the alternate number in the Alternate number box.

PPP/Remote Access Connection Options

Now move to the next tab, Connection. Here Mac OS 8 is significantly different from Mac OS 8.5 through Mac OS 9.

Connection tab, Mac OS 8
illustration of the PPP/Remote Access Connection Option tab
OS 8:
Select Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications
All:
Use verbose logging (optional)
All:
The bottom three settings (Flash icon in menu bar will connected, Prompt every 5 minutes to maintain connection, Disconnect if idle for 10 minutes) are useful for people who want to keep track of their connect time, either for phone charges or to conserve battery time on a laptop.

PPP/Remote Access Protocol Options

Protocol tab, Mac OS 8.5+, New-Style Dialin Lines
illustration of the PPP/Remote Access Protocol Option tab

OS 8.5+:
Select PPP from the Use Protocol: dropdown list and select: Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications.
All:
Select Allow error correction and compression in modem and select Use TCP header compression.
All:
Some modems have different preferences when it comes to using software or hardware compression, so if you encounter any problems with your connection, try unselecting the Allow error correction and compression in modem box.

If you're using the New-Style ACCC Lines:

  • Do not select the Connect to a command-line host box in the Protocol Options tab.

  • The terminal server will take your Username and Login from your PPP setup.

  • Click OK to return to the first PPP/Remote Access screen and Close the window to save your changes.

If you're using the Old-Style ACCC Lines

  • Also select: Connect to a command-line host: and select: Use terminal window.

  • Click OK to return to the first PPP/Remote Access screen and Close the window to save your changes.
 
     
Setting Up Your Modem
 
  1. Select Apple menu->Control Panel->Modem to open the Modem control panel.
    illustration of the Modem control panel
    • Select the port that your modem is attached to.
    • Select the modem type from the scroll list.
    • The Sound: radio button lets you hear the modem handshaking (screeching) sounds.
    • The Dialing: radio button lets you select the type of dialing that you use. Tone should be selected.
    • If you have an irregular dial tone due to voice mail, you may want to click the Ignore dial tone box to get your modem to dial correctly.

  2. Close this window to save your changes.
 
     
Configuring TCP/IP
 
  1. Select Apple menu->Control Panel->TCP/IP to open the TCP/IP control panel.
    illustration of the TCP/IP control panel

  2. In the TCP/IP window, enter/select the exact same information as in the figure:
    • Connect via: PPP
    • Configure: Using PPP Server
    • IP Address, Subnet mask, and Router address: supplied by server.
    • In the Search domains: box, type: uic.edu
    • In the Name server addr.: box, type these three numbers:
      128.248.2.50
      128.248.7.50
      128.248.171.50

  3. Close this window to save settings.
 
     
Dialing in to UIC
 

You don't have to initiate the connection process; just running an Internet program will begin it automatically.

If you're using a New-Style Line

  1. Type your ACCC password when asked for it and click OK.

If you're using an Old-Style Dialin Line

  1. When asked to enter your PPP or remote access password, click OK without typing anything. The modem will begin dialing in. Wait for the PPP Terminal window to open.
    illustration of the PPP/Remote Access Terminal window

  2. The terminal will stop at Username:. Type your UIC netid in all lower case (jtesti1 or adabyron for example) and hit return. After you hit return, the terminal will ask for your password; type it and hit return.

  3. Then it will give you a DIALIN-# prompt. Type ppp at this point and hit return. This is all that you need to do to connect.
 
     
Running NSKit Applications
 

Once you have established a connection, run the applications that have been installed in your Network Services Kit folder by opening the folder and double-clicking on the application.

 
     
Finished working? Don't forget - disconnect!
 

Remember to disconnect at the end of your dialin session. How? Return to the PPP/Remote Access control panel (Apple menu->Control Panel->PPP (OS 8) | Remote Access (OS 8.5 through 9) control panel) and click the Disconnect button. This will drop your session from the dialin server.

 
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