On-Site / SurfNJ is happy to support customers using Apple Macintosh computers and Macintosh clones. On-Site / SurfNJ's system will support any software that will make and mainatain a PPP connection, but the setup we are most familiar with and that most people use is some combination of the MacTCP Control Panel (or Open Transport's TCP/IP Control Panel) and FreePPP software.
Macintosh computers with a Power PC chip running System 7.5.3 and above use the TCP/IP Control Panel that comes with Open Transport, Apple's latest networking strategy, instead of the MacTCP control panel. However, they still must obtain PPP software that is compatible with their system before they can connect to On-Site / SurfNJ.
Before you can determine what software you need to obtain to connect to On-Site / SurfNJ, you need to know which version of the Macintosh System your computer is running. You can find that out by going to the Apple Menu icon in the top-right corner of your screen and selecting About This Macintosh.
When you do that, you should get a window that gives you a lot of useful information, in this case we want the version of your System software (underlined in yellow):
All that remains is for you to obtain the software you need and configure it. Sounds easy, right? Well, it can be, but often isn't. There are three ways to obtain the software you'll need:
Once you have the software you need, you'll have to configure it for use with On-Site / SurfNJ. Check out these web pages for instructions:
|FreePPP||This is the program which actually dials your phone and connects you to the system using the PPP connection protocol.|
|Open Transport||Apple's latest networking strategy includes a TCP/IP packet driver which can be used with FreePPP to communicate over the Internet.|
|MacTCP||Replaced by Open Transport, the classic Mac TCP driver is still an option on newer Macs and should be used with System 7.1 and versions of System 7.5 preceeding 7.5.3.|
Once you have your software set up and you are connecting to On-Site / SurfNJ, you'll want to check out our Mac User's Page for tips and suggestions on what you can do with your Mac and On-Site / SurfNJ Internet.
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Last Updated 07/16/13