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I am trying to connect a MAC running system software Z1-7.5 with an ethernet card.  So far I have installed on the server "Services for Macintosh" and on the Mac I can log on and get access to mac volumes on the server however I can't work out how to set up TCP/IP allocation on the mac.

It works fine for the windows 95 machines connected on the network however I can't get it working on the mac - it doesn't give any error messages so I can't work out what is going on.

If anyone knows how to solve this problem or knows where to look for information it would be greatly appriciated.
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Is TCP/IP available then you should be able to use MacTCP or TCP/IP control pannels to set it up.  MacTCP is part of system 7.5, TCP/IP is part of OpenTransport.  If you have System 7.5, I suggest upgrading to System 7.5.5 (if you don't already have it).  You can get the update from the ftp.apple.com site.

If you already have either of these control pannels, you are ready to get online!!

Judging from the fact that you are on an ethernet, I take it that you are assigned static ip's.  If you don't already have an IP, get one.  You will need to find out the IP of your domain Name Server and the IP of your gatway as well.  If you will be using MacTCP, you will also have to know what class (A, B, or C) you IP address is, what the IP is of your gateway, and your domain.  If you are using OpenTransport, you will need to know your Subnet Mask. Your Network Admin should know these things

From this point, the setup is somewhat different depending on which control pannel (MacTCP or TCP/iP) you are using.  

If you are using MacTCP, launch it.  In the top of the window, it will list all of the network devices connected to your computer (one of which will be an ethernet of some sort).  Select it.

Next, click in the IP Address box beneth the box and enter your ip address.  Type in your IP address here, then click on the more button.  In the upper-left hand corner, it will have 3 buttons, one of which will be "Manually".  Select it.  Below that, there will be a blank for your Gatway Address.  Enter the IP you got from your netAdmin.  In the Upper-Righthand corner, select the class of address using the Pop-up menu.  Finally, under Domain Name Server, enter the domain of your network under "Domain", and enter the IP of your DNS under the IP box.  Click "OK", then close MacTCP.  You will have to restart your computer for these changes to take place.


OpenTransport (TCP/IP) is somewhat easier to setup.  Open the control pannel.  At the top, there will be a "Connect Via"  Popup box.  Select the Ethernet card/interface in there.  Then, enter your IP in the IP Address box, enter your Subnet Mask in the Subnet Mask box, Enter the DNS IP where requested, and type in the Gatway IP address in the "gatway" box.

This shold do it.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment or e-mail me directly at kusznir@ridgecrest.ca.us

Sincerely,
Jim Kusznir
Tech Support for RidgeNET--local Internet ISP
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