NFN Setup for MAC Computer

NFN Setup Instructions for the Macintosh computer OS 10 and OS 9

NOTE:  If you want to take advantage of the NFN mail server’s remote ISP access capability and/or the NFN mail server’s encryption, please review the information at: http://faq.naples.net/2010/10/sendreceive-nfn-mail-remotely-and-securely/

OS 10:
Making a dial-up connection to the Naples Free-Net from a Macintosh using any version of OS X.

  1. In the upper left corner of your Desktop, click on the Apple.
  2. Select System Preferences and click.
  3. When System Preferences opens, under Internet and Network, click on Network.
  4. From the Show dropdown menu select Internal Modem.
  5. Click on the PPP tab.
  6. In the Service Provider box enter Naples Freenet.
  7. In the Account Name Box enter your username (example nfn12345).
  8. In the Password Box enter your password (example abcd4321).
  9. In the Telephone Number box enter 417-1474.  The Alternate Number may be left blank.
  10. Click on Save Password if you don’t want to type it in each time you go online.

You can click Dial Now and be on the Internet, but to make your connection and Naples Free-Net experience easier, do the following:

  1. Click on PPP Options.
  2. Place (or remove) checkmark in the Disconnect if idle for 10 minutes box.  (Remove if you wish to stay online and disconnect yourself.)
  3. Place a checkmark in the Redial if Busy box.
  4. In the Redial Box put the number 10 and in the Wait Before Redialing Box the number 5 (seconds).
  5. Click on OK.
  6. This takes you back to the Network page at the PPP button. Click the button marked Modem. Make sure there is a checkmark in the Show modem status in menu bar box.

Click on the Telephone Icon in the menu bar whenever you want to connect to NFN.

OS 9:
Obtaining a dial-up Internet access account from NFN involves some data entry.  On the Mac users have an aid called “Internet Setup Assistant,” which leads you through the setup process.

To properly configure a Mac to access the Internet, you will need several detailed items of information .

Insert your own information in place of the “ * ” marking.  Other entries are standard.

  1. DIAL-UP ACCESS TELEPHONE NUMBER:   417-1474
  2. LOGIN NAME:   *
    (This is the word you have as your Username ID)

    Custom ID  –   “johnsmith”
    NFN assigned account –   “nfn00000”
  3. LOGIN PASSWORD:   *
    (This is the password you enter to login to your NFN account.  Use 6   to 8 characters, upper/lower case letters and numbers. Be careful of zero “0” and letter “o” and “l” and “1”)
  4. ASSIGNED IP NUMBER: 74.5.240.2
  5. POP3 MAIL LOGIN:  * “johnsmith” or “nfnooooo”
    (You enter your NFN number or Custom I.D. Username)
  6. POP3 MAIL PASSWORD:  *
    (You enter your password here)
  7. YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:  johnsmith*@naples.net
    (This is the address to give out to people you will be sending and receiving email correspondence)
  8. POP MAIL SERVER:  mail.naples.net
    (This is the name of the NFN server that holds your incoming mail)
  9. SMTP MAIL SERVER: mail.naples.net
    (This is the name of a machine at NFN that forwards your OUTGOING email.  If you fill in a return address, you will be prohibited from sending email from NFN if you have accessed it from their other service.  When used, the name of that server will need to be entered here, i.e., Gulf Access users = gulfaccess.net; Internet Connection USA = naplesnet.com).
  10. GATEWAY  IP  ADDRESS:  0.0.0.0
    (This is the default setting for Mac TCP 2.0.6 ONLY).
  11. SERVER ADDRESS:  74.5.240.2  This is the database server at NFN, which perform domain name server lookup functions.
  12. SEARCH DOMAINS:  naples.net
    (This is necessary and place it adjacent to the server address in the TCP/IP panel).
  13. SUBNET MASK:  “C”
    (The Subnet mask is normally defaulted to “A”.  To get “C”, hold down and select.  This item is only required when using “ConfigPPP”.  The radio button must be set on “Server”).
  14. MODEM SELECTION:
    (Subscribers must select the proper modem, which may be done with PPP/Remote Access open, by selecting PPP/Remote Access on the Menu Bar, them Modem and making the proper selection.  Subscribers using “ConfigPPP” and “FreePPP” will need to enter a Flow Control stream, e.g., AT&F1 works for most modems; other modems will reset using AT&F or ATZ, and Global Village Gold II wants AT&F1&K3).

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