Configuring Macintosh OS 8.X and 9.X
These instructions only apply to systems which meet the minimum
requirements as outlined earlier in this booklet or on the ResNet
website, which can be found at http:www.uky.eduauxserv (follow the
resnet link). If your system does not meet the specifications these
instructions may not work and may cause other applications on your
computer to fail.
Before beginning the steps outlined on the next few pages, your
computer must have a Network Interface Card (NIC, Ethernet Adapter,
etc.) and its drivers correctly installed on your computer. Failure to do
so will result in the inability to correctly configure your computer to
access the ResNet network. Should you need help completing any of
these tasks including installing your Ethernet adapter, please feel free
to consult earlier sections of this book, or call the ResNet office and
schedule an appointment to have a ResNet technician assist you.
IMPORTANT: You are responsible for restoring your computer’s
configuration to meet the needs of your regular network provider.
Individuals who proceed with the steps to configure their connection or
have a ResNet technician configure it for you assume full
responsibility for equipment damage or application damage that may
In many situations the Macintosh Operating System CD-ROM will
be needed to complete the following configuration steps. Each
Student must have his or her original copy of the Macintosh Operat-
ing System CD-ROM.
Configuring TCP/IP For Apple
Step One: Macintosh OS 8 And OS 9
Click the Apple Icon and select Control Panels, and then
select the TCP/IP Control, and the TCP/IP window will appear.
In the TCP/IP Control Panel make sure that your Apple is set
up in the following manner:
Next to “Connect Using:” Make sure that Built-in
Ethernet Adapter is listed.
Check to see that Usinig DHCP Server is selected
next to Configure.
After making sure that these settings are correct click the
Options button at bottom of the page.
Configuring TCP/IP For Apple
Macintosh OS 8 And OS 9 (Cont.)
Note: Follow these steps only if the Options button was not
present in the previous step.
Go to the Edit Menu at the top of the page.
Select User Mode.
In the TCP/IP options windows check to see that the readio
button next to Active is filled, and that there is not a checkmark next to
Load Only When Needed. After verifying these settings click OK on
the TCP/IP Options page, close all open windows and answer yes
to save the changes.
Step Two: Confirming Appletalk Settings For Macintsoh
Select the Appletalk control by selecting the Apple icon then
Control Panels then Appletalk.
Check to see that Built-in Ethernet Adapter (It may also say
Ethernet depending on your OS version) is selected after
Connect VIA. After completeing theses steps you will need to
try and connect to the Internet. If you can not connect to the
Internet, then you may need to restart your computer by clicking
Special and then Restart.
After verifying the Appletalk settings, return to the TCP/IP
Control by selecting the Apple Icon, then control panels, then
TCP/IP. You will need to verify that your computer received a
valid IP Address. You will know that you have obtained a valid
IP address if it is listed as a 172.16.xxx.xxx address. After
verifying that you have obtained a valid IP Address open your
Internet browser and attempt to access the Internet. If
you cannot please contact the ResNet office.