Connecting to TCENET using Internet Setup Assistant

The following are comprehensive instructions on using the iMac and G3 "Internet Setup Assistant" to connect to TCENET.

Step 1: Starting Internet Setup Assistant

Find the Internet Setup Assistant in the "Assistants" folder of the hard drive, and double click the icon to start it. Click two "Yes" buttons and one right-arrow button to get beyond the startup screens, which look like the following:




Step 2: Connection Type and Modem Settings

Enter a name for the connection (such as "The Circuit's Edge") for the connection, and select the modem to use in the next two windows. Click the right-arrow button to continue on each:



Step 3: Phone Number, Username, Password, and Script

Enter the phone number, username, and password for the account. Dial-up accounts have assigned login/password pairs. You'll want to use that here. Phone numbers for access are 387-2217(33.6 and slower) and 387-6644 (56K). Click the right-arrow to continue.


Dialup accounts need no script for the connection. Click 'No' here, and click the right-arrow to continue.


Step 4: IP Address and Name Servers

IP addresses are assigned dynamically (they change each time you connect); even if you subscribed for a static-IP (same each time), you can choose 'No' for whether you have an IP, since the server will assign you the correct IP each time. Click the right-arrow to continue.


Our Domain Name Server (DNS) are and You can hit enter in the large box to get a second line. For "Domain Name" you can enter, and click the right-arrow to continue.


Step 5: Email Settings

Your email address is based on the login name you chose when you signed up for your account; it would be that login with at the end. For example, if you chose "login", your email address would be "". The password would be the password you chose while signing up as well. Click the right-arrow to continue.


Our POP3 server for downloading mail is called; here, you'll need to place your login name and an @ symbol before that, as shown below. The SMTP server for sending mail is Click the right-arrow to continue.


Step 6: Usenet News Settings and Proxies

Our NNTP host for Usenet news reading and posting is
Click the right-arrow to continue.


We do not run any proxies on our dialups. Click 'No' here, and the right-arrow to continue. One window to go...


Step 7: Finishing Up and Connecting

If you're all set to connect, you can click the "Connect when finished" box (or you can leave it off if you want to connect later), and click the button labelled "Go Ahead" to save the changes.


That's it. You're now ready to connect. If you're not connecting during this setup, or need to connect in the future, you'd need to go to the Remote Access control in the Control Panel.

Happy surfing!