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Texas.Net MacOS 8.x and 9.x Setup

The following instructions will confignure Mac OS 8 or Mac OS 9 using the Internet Setup Assistant. There are some minor differences, depending on which version of the Mac OS you are using.

** IMPORTANT **

If you are using Mac OS 8.x or OS 9.x do not install using the Texas.Net Installation CD. Follow these setup instructions instead.


To begin setting up your Macintosh for the internet:

  • Double click on on the hard drive icon on your desktop.
  • Double-click on the 'Assistants' or the Internet folder.
  • Double-click on the 'Internet Setup Assistant'

One or more of the following screens will appear:
  • If you are asked if you want to set up your computer for the internet, click on 'Yes'.
  • If you are asked asked if you have an internet account, click on 'Yes'.
  • If you are asked whether to 'Register' or to 'Update', click on the 'Update' button.
The 'Internet Setup Assistant' will begin.

  1. Read the Introduction, then click the right arrow.

    If you are asked whether to 'Add', 'Modify', or 'Remove', Select 'Add Internet Configuration,' then click the right arrow.

  2. In the first field type in 'TexasNet.'
    At the bottom choose 'Modem' then click the right arrow.

  3. Select your modem brand/speed in the box. If you don't know the modem type, consult the documentation that came with your computer. Verify that Modem Port is selected in the pop-up menu.
    Select 'Tone' at the bottom. Click the right arrow.

  4. In the first field, type the appropriate dialup phone number for your location. This can be found on the first page of your startup kit.

    In the second field, enter your login name as it appears on your confirmation packet.

    In the third field, enter your password exactly as it appears on your startup kit. If you leave this field blank, you will be asked to enter the password each time you use the internet.

  5. On the 'PPP Connect Scripts' screen, select 'No' and click on the right arrow.

  6. On the IP Address screen, select 'No' and click on the right arrow.

  7. In the first field, you will type in the appropriate Primary DNS number for your location, listed below:
    • If you are dialing into our Austin, Georgetown, Dripping Springs, Houston, Spring, Dallas, or Fort Worth lines, type: 207.207.0.3
    • If you are dialing into our San Antonio, Boerne, Bandera, or New Braunfels lines, type: 206.127.0.3

    Press the Return key.

    Underneath the Primary DNS number you just entered, type in the appropriate Secondary DNS number for your city, listed below:

    • If you are dialing into our Austin, Georgetown, Dripping Springs, Houston, Spring, Dallas, or Fort Worth lines, type: 206.127.0.3
    • If you are dialing into our San Antonio, Boerne, Bandera, or New Braunfels lines, type: 207.207.0.3.

    In the second field, type texas.net and click the right arrow.

  8. In the first blank field, enter your email address, such as username@texas.net

    In the second field, enter in your password exactly as it appears in your Startup Kit. If you leave this field blank, you will be asked to enter your password each time you check your email. Click the right arrow.

  9. In the first field, type username@pop.texas.net, where 'username' is your Texas.Net login name.

    In the second field, type in mail.texas.net. Click the right arrow.

  10. Type in news.texas.net. Click the right arrow.

  11. Click on 'No' if you are asked if you will use proxy servers for this connection.

  12. Disable the 'Connect when finished' checkbox, and then click the 'Go Ahead' button.

At this point, you computer will make the necessary adjustments to your settings. You are now finished with the Mac OS 8 Internet Setup Assistant. You can now

continue setup

of your Texas.Net connection by configuring a web browser, email program, and Usenet news program. We recommend both the Netscape Communicator and the Microsoft Internet Explorer.

If you run into any problems please contact our Technical Support staff at the numbers listed on your Startup Kit.

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