CVC Internet Help Guide

Configuring Macintosh OS 7.6 thru 8.5
with Netscape Navigator

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE CONFIGURING
SOFTWARE PROGRAMS IN ORDER TO UTILIZE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

You will be responsible for any changes and additions made on
your computer system there is No Technical Assistance.

Before completing these instructions, make sure your computer 
is operating correctly and modem configured to dial out.
If the computer system is not working properly, or configuration
of modem is not setup, you will need to contact a computer 
repair shop or technician to fix the problem.

Your computer must be at least a System 7.6.1 or later, 16 MB's of 
RAM minimum (32 preferred), 50 MB’s available hard disk space, 
and 14.4K modem or higher, in order to have an Internet 
connection through CVC Internet, LLC.

If you notice a difference in setup windows, please take the general 
information listed below and apply them in the appropriate windows.


- Step 1 - Dialup Networking -


Go to the Apple MenuMacintosh Apple, select Control Panels, then choose TCP/IP.

In the TCP/IP screen, complete the following (see example screen below):

Connect via: select
PPP

Configure: select
Using PPP Server

Name server addr: enter 
206.55.168.3
205.238.26.97

Search Domains: enter 
cvc.net

Macintosh Setup - TCP/IP


SETTING UP "MODEM"

Go to the Apple MenuMacintosh Apple, select Control Panels, then choose Modem.

This is an example of how your Modem Control Panel should look (see window below).

Ensure that "Modem Port" is selected in the Connect via: drop down box.

For the Modem selection, choose the appropriate modem you are using.
If you cannot find your modem listed, contact the modem's manufacturer.

Macintosh Setup - Modem Setup
 


SETTING UP "PPP"

Go to the Apple menuMacintosh Apple, and then to the Control Panels. Find the control panel named PPP

This dialog box is what you will see when you open PPP (see window below).

Ensure the "Registered User" radio button is selected.

In the NAME field, enter your login (user) name in lowercase 
(do not add @cvc.net, and make sure the name is entered in lowercase).

In the PASSWORD field, enter your password for our system 
(make sure the password is entered in lowercase).

In the NUMBER field, enter your CVC Internet dial-in number.

Macintosh Setup - "PPP"
 

Assuming everything has been set up correctly, you should be able to click 
on the Connect button and connect to our server.


- Step 2 - Browser/Mail Configurations -


1.) To begin setup, double-click on Netscape Navigator's icon on the desktop. 
(You Do Not Need An Internet Connection established, to complete these instructions).

2.) When the Netscape browser window opens, click on the Options menu (located at 
the top of the Netscape's browser window), and select General Preferences from the submenu.

3.) At the top of the Preferences screen, click on the Appearance tab.

4.) In the Appearance screen, insert the following:

  • In the Toolbars section, Show Main Toolbar as: select Pictures and Text
  • In the Startup section, On Startup Launch: select Netscape Browser
  • In the Startup section, Browser Starts With: select Home Page Location, and type 
    http://www.cvc.net
    in the Home Page box (in the white box underneath Home Page Location).
  • Link Styles section, is optional settings.

At the bottom of the Preference window, Appearance screen, click the OK button

(Refer to Example N-1)

Example N-1

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape Navigator


 5.) Next click on Options menu (at the top of Netscape's browser window), and select 
Mail and News Preferences
in the submenu.

6.) At the top of the Mail and News Preferences window, click on the Servers tab.

7.) In the Servers screen, insert the following:

  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: mail.cvc.net (lower case, no spaces)
  • Incoming Mail (POP) Server: mail.cvc.net (lower case, no spaces)
  • Pop User Name: user name (the user name for your CVC Internet dial-in
    in lowercase
    , and no @cvc.net).
  • Mail Directory: Do Not Change, this will list the default setting.
  • Maximum Message Size: None
  • Messages are copied from the server to the local disk, then: Select removed from
    the Server.
Check for Mail Every: 10 Minutes.


In the News section enter in the following:
  • News (NNTP) Server: news.cvc.net (lower case, no spaces)
  • News RC Directory: Do Not Change, this will list the default setting.
  • Get: 100 

(Refer to example N-2)

Example N-2

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape Navigator


8.) Next, select the Identity tab, at the top of the Mail and News Preferences window
(next to the Servers tab).

9.) Enter the following information in the appropriate sections:

  • Your Name: Your real name.
  • Your E-mail: user name@cvc.net (lower case, no spaces)
  • The other sections are optional.

Click OK at the bottom of the Preferences window.

(Refer to Example N-3)

Example N-3

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape Navigator


Your Finished! For help in making an Internet connection, please refer to CVC Internet's Help Guide, How to Connect to the Internet. To learn how to use Netscape for browsing and e-mail, please refer to the Help menu within the Netscape program. 

Please Note: Once your browser and e-mail are working correctly, Do Not Change Your Settings. Changing your settings can cause you problems!
   


NETSCAPE CACHE - Version 3.01

To keep Netscape Navigator running at it's best, make sure to periodically clean the disk & memory cache. The cache stores graphics of sites you browse on the Internet, so the next time you revisit the site it will load the page much faster. But after extensive browsing the cache will become plugged, causing problems with browsing and e-mail.

To clean the disk & memory cache, follow these steps:

  1. Open Netscape Navigator.
  2. Click on the Options menu (at the top of the Netscape's browser window), and select Network Preferences.
  3. In the Network Preference window, select the Cache tab.

    Macintosh Setup Using Netscape Navigator

     


  4. Click on the Clear Memory Cache Now button. Netscape will bring up a window indicating this will remove all the files currently in your memory cache. Click on the OK button.

    Macintosh Setup Using Netscape Navigator

     


  5. Next, click on the Clear Disk Cache Now button. Netscape will bring up a window indicating this will remove all the files currently in your disk cache. Click on the OK button.

    Macintosh Setup Using Netscape Navigator

     

  6. At the bottom of the Cache screen, click on the OK button. The Cache tab window will take a couple of seconds to disappear. Once it has cleared, go to the File menu at the top of the browser window, and select close (this will refresh Netscape).

Netscape Navigator & Communicator
 - Software Technical Information -

 FAQ’s Online Database  
http://help.netscape.com/faqs/download.html

E-mail: 
info@netscape.com

Phone: 
1-650-937-2555

Mac Help: 
http://help.netscape.com/


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