CVC Internet Help Guide

Configuring Macintosh OS 7.6 thru 8.5
with Netscape Communicator

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 Settings


SETTING UP "MODEM"

Go to the Apple Menu, 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 Settings
 


SETTING UP "PPP"

Go to the Apple menu, 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" Settings
 

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 Communicator's icon on the desktop. 
(You Do Not Need An Internet Connection extablished, to complete the following instructions).

2.) When Communicator's browser window opens, click on the Edit menu 
(at the top of the browser's window), and select Preferences.

3.) In the Category window (side menu, left-hand side of the Preference window), 
double-click on Appearance

4.) In the Appearance window (right-hand side of the Preference window), insert the following:

  • On startup, launch section: select Navigator
  • Show toolbars as section: select Pictures and Text  

(Refer to Example C-1)

Example C-1

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape


5.) In the Category window (side menu, left-hand side of the Preference window),
double-click on Navigator

6.) In the Navigator window (right-hand side of the Preference window), insert the following:

  • In the Navigator starts with section: select Home Page
  • In the Home page section, Location box: type in http://www.cvc.net (lowercase, no spaces).

(Refer to Example C-2)

Example C-2

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape

 


7.) In the Category window (side menu, left-hand side of the Preference window), double-click on Mail & Newsgroups and select Identity. In the Identity window (right-hand side of the Preference window), enter the following: 

  • Your Name: Your actual name.
  • E-mail Address: username@cvc.net (lowercase, no spaces).

(Refer to Example C-3)

Example C-3

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape


 8.) In the Category window (side menu, left-hand side of the Preference window), double-click on Mail & Newsgroups and select Mail Servers

9.) In the Mail Servers window, enter the following information:

  • Incoming Mail Servers: mail.cvc.net (lowercase, no spaces)
  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: mail.cvc.net (lowercase, no spaces)
  • Outgoing Mail Server User Name: enter your username (lowercase, Do Not add cvc.net)


(Refer to Example C-4)

Example C-4

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape


10.) To continue Mail Servers setup, click on the Edit button, beside the Incoming Mail Servers box 
(in the Mail Servers window).
 

In the Mail Server's Property window, click on the General tab and complete the following steps:

  • Server Name: mail.cvc.net (lowercase, no spaces)
  • Server Type: select POP3 Server
  • User Name: enter your username (lowercase, Do Not add cvc.net)
  • Click the box beside Remember password, so a check mark is showing.

(Refer to Example C-5)

Example C-5

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape


11.) Next, click on the POP tab (in the Mail Server Properties window), and make sure Leave Messages on Server is Not Selected. If box is checked, click on the box to uncheck it.

To save Mail Server settings, click on the OK button at the bottom of the window.

(Refer to Example C-6)

Example C-6

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape
 


12.) In the Category window (side menu, left-hand side of the Preference window), underneath the Mail & Newsgroups menu, select Newgroup Servers

13.) In the Newsgroup Servers window, insert the following:

  • In the Specify your servers for reading newsgroups (white window, on the right-hand side of the Newsgroup Servers screen), news (Default) should be showing.  
  • At the bottom of the window, select the box beside Ask Me Before Downloading More Than 500 messages.

(Refer to Example C-6)

Example C-6

Macintosh Setup Using Netscape


14.) At the bottom of the Preferences window, click on the OK button.

15.) Then at the top of Netscape's browser window, click on the File Menu and select Close (closing Communicator will refresh the program).

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 4.01

To keep Netscape Communicator 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 the steps below.

  1. Open Netscape Communicator.
  2. Click on the Edit menu (at the top of the Communicator's browser window), and select Preferences.
  3. In the Category window (side menu, left-hand side of the Preference window), double-click on Advanced and select Cache.

    Macintosh Setup Using Netscape

     


  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

     


  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

     


  6. At the bottom of the Cache screen, click on the OK button. The Cache screen 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).

           You are now ready to open Netscape and browse the Internet.   


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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