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PPP or ARA for
Macintosh -- Installation Instructions
PPP/ARA at Yale
A Macintosh with a 68020 or higher processor
(or PowerPC). This means you can't run it on a Mac Plus, SE, Classic, PowerBook
100, or LC.
At least 8 megabytes of RAM (though 12
Megs is recommended in general and required to run Netscape).
System 7.1.0 or higher.
A CD-ROM or floppy disk drive.
50 megabytes of free space on your hard
drive for a full installation (less required for a partial installation).
A 14400 bps or faster modem. 33600 or
57600 (Kflex) bps preferred.
If you are using ARA, you will need the
Apple Remote Access Client software, which can be purchased at the Microcomputer
Sales Center or from other vendors for approximately $50 (note: some
Macintosh computers, primarily PowerBooks and Performas, as well as Mac
OS version 8 software, come bundled with ARA).
In order to use a PPP or an ARA connection at Yale, you must
have a Yale NetID and password that are registered either for a PPP or
an ARA account. This service is not free. For information on pricing
and how to sign up for PPP or ARA, please contact User Accounts in the
Information Technology Services building at 175 Whitney Avenue (432-6627).
The Dial-Up Network Access Software is available on CD or on floppy disks,
and can be obtained at the User Accounts office. Some of the network applications
will require additional customization before use. Instructions for customizing
Eudora Pro are available at http://www.yale.edu/iic/use.html.
Yale's modems currently support the Kflex 56K protocol. If you have an
X2 56K modem, you will not be able to get a connection faster than 33600
bps. Yale will be upgrading to the v.90 protocol in late fall 1998.
Installing PPP or ARA for Macintosh
To install the PPP/ARA network software,
you will have to follow the following steps:
We'll go over each step in detail in the
Apple Remote Access Client (if applicable)
the network software
PPP (if applicable)
the network software
Open a PPP
or ARA connection
PPP or ARA connection
Step 0: Install ARA Client (if applicable)
If you will be using ARA, then you
should first install the ARA Client software. Do so now, following the
instructions that come with ARA. You will need the following Yale-specific
Step 1: Install the
The ARA phone number, which is 432-5807 (note that this is NOT the PPP
Take the time to read through the ARA
Client manual so that you're familiar with how ARA works, then continue
with step 1.
Configure the PPP
software (if applicable)
Quit any running applications. Insert
the Dial-Up Networking Software CD or the first floppy disk. When the disk
icon appears, double-click it, then double-click the "Yale PPP/ARA Installer"
On the "splash screen", click the Continue
button. We recommend that you do an "Easy Install", though if you only
want to install (or re-install) a particular option you can select "Custom
Install". Select the location in which you want to install the network
software (normally this will just be your hard drive) and click "Install".
You will see a screen that asks permission to quit all other running applications;
You will then see a screen which asks
whether you are installing Yale's PPP or ARA, or PPP from some other Internet
Service Provider (ISP). Select the appropriate option. (Note:
if you select "3rd Party ISP", the installer will install all the network
applications, but will not configure TCP/IP or install any PPP software.)
Software will begin installing and you
should see a window indicating the progress of the installation.
If you are installing from disks, you should be ready to insert disks as
When the installation has finished, you
should see a screen asking you to restart your machine. Do so by
You should now see a folder on your desktop
called "Dialup Applications". This folder contains aliases to your
new network software. The originals as well as other useful software are
located in a folder on your hard drive called "Yale Dialup Software".
You will also see a folder called "Moved
items", which contains any pre-existing network software that the installer
needed to move in order to complete its installation. It's a good
idea to leave it until you've used your new network software enough to
make sure that it's working properly, and that you haven't lost any saved
information (i.e. bookmarks, old email, etc.). Once you're satisfied
that everything is working properly, you can delete the "Moved items" folder.
If you're using PPP, continue with Step
If you're using ARA, skip to Step
If you're using PPP, you'll need to do
a little more configuring before it will connect properly. Double-click
on the "Dialup Applications" folder on your desktop, then double-click
on the "FreePPP Setup alias" icon. Next to "Connect to:" select the appropriate
connection (use the on-campus version if you will be dialing in from on-campus).
For the "From:" line you should normally leave it on "local" unless a call
to Yale is a long-distance call (for example, when you're travelling).
If you are using an internal modem or
only have a single modem/printer port, you will need to change the port
the computer will check for your modem. You should select the "Modems"
tab on the window. It will list the currently available modems, "Generic
Modem I", "Generic Modem II", and "Generic Modem III." Double-click on
the modem selection you will use, typically "Generic Modem I." This will
bring up the "FreePPP Modem Configuration" window. Next to "Connected to:"
select the appropriate method of connecting to your modem.
If you want FreePPP to automatically save
your NetID and password when dialing, select the "Accounts" tab on the
FreePPP Setup window. Double-click the connection type you will be using,
such as "Student PPP". This will open a window allowing you to enter the
username and password which will be used automatically when FreePPP is
NOTE: If you choose to have your username
and password sent automatically, every time you change your password (via
you will need to remember to open up this window and type in your new password.
Close the "FreePPP Setup" window and go
to step 3.
Before you can use Eudora (for email),
you will need to do some configuration. Please consult the Eudora
Pro configuration instructions before running Eudora.
Step 4: Open a PPP
For PPP customers:
For ARA customers:
To initiate a PPP connection, select "Open PPP Connection" under the Phone
menu at the top right of your screen. Note that you can usually skip
this step by running your network applications and letting them initiate
the connection automatically.
Step 5: Use your
Follow the instructions in your ARA manual to initiate an ARA connection.
For users of ARA 3.0 and higher, this means opening the "Remote Access"
control panel and clicking on "Connect".
Once your PPP or ARA connection has
been established, you can run any of the software contained in the "Dialup
Applications" folder on your Desktop. Click on "Other Network Software"
to find "Email/Personal Accounts", "Internet Tools", "Information Services"
and other useful software.
Step 6: Close your
Although Yale doesn't bill by the hour
for your connection time, you will want to still close your PPP/ARA connection
when you're not using it so that 1) your friends can call you by phone
and 2) so that you can free up our resources so that other people can enjoy
the internet as well.
To close your PPP or ARA connection,
first make sure you've quit from any Internet programs that are running.
Then, select "Close PPP Connection" from the Phone menu at the top right
of your screen (for PPP), or select "Disconnect Remote Access" from your
Apple Menu (for ARA).
Getting Help (or, what to do if it doesn't
If you have problems or questions,
and you have access to a working internet connection, check our the troubleshooting
section of our home page: http://www.yale.edu/iic/.
If you don't find the answer to your question there, please contact the
Internet Information Center at email@example.com
or at 432-5116. You are also welcome to stop by between 8:30 am and 5:00
pm, Monday through Friday -- we're located in the Information Technology
Services building at 175 Whitney Avenue.
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