Setting up Open Transport or MacTCP
FreePPP for a Macintosh Set-up Procedure
Server Information for Use with the Internet Service
FreePPP is a combined effort of a number of individuals who made enhancements
to MacPPP. It is freeware and does not offer software support.
up Open Transport or MacTCP
Apple has developed two different TCPIP software programs. The newest
package is termed Open Transport or just TCP/IP (preinstalled on Systems
7.5.3 and higher). MacTCP or Classic Networking is the older package that
has always been available from Apple. You can only use one of these packages
at any given time (if installed, the Network Software Selector can change
between these two programs). If you are using Open Transport, it is strongly
suggested that you use version 1.1 or higher (to find the version, open
TCP/IP, click File and then Get Info).
Proceed to the setup instructions for the software application you are
1.Setting Up Open Transport (TCP/IP)- skip if using MacTCP:
a.Click the Rainbow Apple, then Control Panels and select TCP/IP.
b.Enter the following settings for TCP/IP:
Connect Via: Your Dialer Name
Configure: Using PPP Server (if using v1.0 of TCP/IP, use bootp but v1.1
is strongly recommended).
Starting Domain: asis.com
Name Servers: Your DNS Servers (The default Internet name servers are
18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124
(for 943/923 numbers) or 126.96.36.199
(for 56k numbers)
IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router Address, Ending Domain and Search Domains
should be blank or supplied by server.
c.Close out TCP/IP and restart your machine.
2.Setting Up MacTCP (Classic Networking)- skip if using Open Transport:
a.Click the Rainbow Apple, then Control Panels and select MacTCP.
b.Highlight your dialer name (i.e. PPP) and click More...
c.Enter in the following information:
Obtain Address: Server
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (To modify
drag the bar)
IP address: Your DNS Servers (The default Internet name servers are 188.8.131.52
and 184.108.40.206 (for 943/923 numbers)
or 220.127.116.11 (for 56k numbers).
Leave the rest of the settings at their default values.
d.Click OK and restart your machine.
for a Macintosh Set-up Procedure
1.Open FreePPP Setup from the Menu Bar on the Desktop (Green phone) and
click on the Arrow to open the settings.
a.Tailor the following according to your preferences:
b.Allow applications to open connection - Will automatically open a connection
to the Internet if you click on a TCP/IP app.
c.Disconnect if idle of X (minutes or hours) - Set as you wish.
d.Check line every X (seconds or minutes) - Checks for connection every
X time units.
e.Allow alerts during Connection - Enables alerts when you make a connection.
f.On connect open FreePPP setup application - Pops up the connect disconnect
box after a connection if enabled.
g.Open application on connect... - Allows you to specify an application
that you want automatically started.
3.Click on the Modem Setup button.
a.Set the port the modem is connected to.
b.Check Enable audio feedback while connecting- You may change this option
after you have verified you can connect.
c.Check Hangup on disconnect.
d.Check Global Init String and enter the init string for your modem.
Some common default modem strings that may work include: AT&F&D0&C1X4V1Q0S7=70,
AT&F&D0&C1, AT&F&D0, AT&F, AT&F1, AT&F2 or AT&F0
Note: System 7.5.5 Has an option to have the modem Identified.
4.Click on Open TCP/IP - Verify the settings from above and hit OK.
5. Account Setup
a. Click New Button.
b. Type asis.com as Server name.
c. Enter dial access phone number.
d. Choose Connect Directly.
e. The User Name is your asis username
f. Type your password or leave it blank for more security. If left blank,
FreePPP will prompt you each time you connect for your password.
g. Click OK
6. Locations - Placing info in this setup is optional.
Information for Use with the Internet Service
User name: All lowercase - you must append @asis
to your username to logon, thus: username@asis
Password: Your password is case sensitive, upper and lower case are different.
Email: your Email address is email@example.com
Your incoming mail or POP server is mail.asis.com
Your outgoing mail or SMTP server is mail.asis.com
Your DNS servers are:
Secondary (for 943/923 numbers): 18.104.22.168
Secondary (for 56k numbers): 22.214.171.124
Foraccess numbers throughout California, The United States, and parts
of Canada please view our numbers page here.
Verify your dialer and TCP/IP settings as listed above. Attempt a connection
into another location to verify the problem is not with the local access
number you are using. The most common connection problem with Apple machines
are modem related. Verify you have the current modem Init (initialization)
commands for your modem. Many Macintosh modems are software error correcting
(including the Gold II modem).
Contact your modem manufacturer to verify your modem is not software error
correcting and if not, verify it has the latest firmware. Contact your
modem manufacturer or obtain the General Macintosh or Modem help guides
for more information.