Macintoshes running MacOS 8.5 through 9: Internet Setup Assistant
The Internet Setup Assistant is a utility that guides you, step by step, through the network configuration
process. If you are running your Macintosh for the first time, the Internet Setup Assistant will launch
automatically during the setup dialog process. Otherwise, you can launch Internet Setup Assistant from its
alias in the Internet folder on your hard disk (the utility itself is located in Internet->Internet Utilities).
LAUNCH INTERNET SETUP ASSISTANT
(Your Hard Disk->”Internet” Folder->Internet Setup Assistant alias)
Internet Setup Assistant guides you through a sequence of ten windows, promting you for configuration
information in the following order:
1. Configuration name and connection type.
Name examples: “RiverNet”.
2. IP address.
3. DNS addresses and Domain Name.
Enter these DNS addresses, each on a separate line:
The domain name is rivnet.net
4. E-mail address and password (optional).
If you have an e-mail address, you can enter it (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) and your account
password, but you can also choose to leave these fields blank. If you enter this information, you
can change it later in the Internet control panel (Apple Menu->Control Panels->Internet).
5. E-mail account and host computer (optional).
If you have an e-mail account, you can enter your account (e.g., email@example.com) and
outgoing mail server (e.g., mail.rivnet.net), but you can also choose to leave these fields blank.
If you enter this information, you can change it later in the Internet control panel (Apple
6. Newsgroup host computer (optional).
Enter news.rivnet.net or leave blank.
Select Go Ahead. Internet Setup Assistant closes and configures the system with your settings.
If you are unable to make a network connection after completing this procedure, restart your