This information is intended for typical students in the Department
of Architecture who
are setting up their Macintosh
computer in a personal work area in Lawrence or
Pacific Hall, such as a design studio, Room 132 Pacific,
477 Lawrence, or the computer graphics mezzanine. After following
these steps, your computer will be ready to use for free internet mail
World-Wide Web browsing.
You can fill out the form right there and you will receive the access code to the Arch 222 Personal Computer Lab in 132 Pacific. You will also receive several other pieces of information that are very critical to establishing your computer on the University of Oregon Network (internet, printing, email, etc...)
If you have not reeceived an IP number and you already have a computer setup in a room, please send Email to Dennis Bishop and request an IP number. Be sure to indicate what room number you are in.
Security Clips -- An additional note here regarding the security system. The fiber optic security system requires that your computer have a security clip located in the back of your computer and monitor. You need to purchase the Security Clips on your own and they can be obtained from The Microcomputer Purchase Plan in the Computing Center or the University of Oregon Bookstore in the Computer Department. They are hardened steel security clips amd you will need to have two of these clips in order for your computer to be secured.
Send Dennis Bishop Email informing him that your computer is in the room, setup, and ready to be connected to the University network and fiber optic security system.
Go to the Apple Menu items and open the
Control Panels folder. Find
a Control Panel called
Appletalk and open it by double
clicking on it. You will find a shadow box that says "Connect Via:". Click and
hold on that shadow box and look for the word "Ethernet". Drag the cursor until
"Ethernet" is highlighted and let go. At this point you should see a second
shadow box appear below. Click and hold on this box until you find "AAA
Pacific". When "AAA Pacific" is highlighted, let go.
Be sure to close the
Appletalk Control Panel before moving on.
Chooser. In the upper left hand corner of the Chooser, you should
see a series of driver icons. The icon in the upper left corner
once on that icon to select the AppleShare driver.
Next, select the zone
AAA Pacific from the list of
zones in the lower left area of the Chooser. Then, choose the server
Architecture Forest from the list on the right-hand side of the Chooser window.
Now click the OK button. Click OK, and use your class AppleShare account
to log on to the server.
Then select the
Architecture Support network folder,
click the OK button to mount it, click OK in the Architecture Forest
announcement window, and finally, click the close box in the Chooser window to
put away the Chooser.
Architecture Support server which you have logged onto.
Double-click on that icon and look for the
Network Setup folder. Click
and hold on that folder and drag it over the icon for your computer on the upper
right hand side of the screen. A progress bar should appear indicating that you
are copying some files to your computer from the other computer.
Network Setup Folder and find
System Additions Folder. In there you should see the following
System Folderon your computer. The Mac will know where to put everything. It will ask you if you want to put them in the proper place. Just click the OK button and let it go.
Control Panels folder. In here look for the file
TCP/IP. Highlight that item and drag it to the
trash. Close the
Control Panels Folder and go back to the
System Folder. Locate and open the
There are three items that you need to remove from here:
Special menu item and select the
Control Panels folder.
AppleTalk -- Double-click on the
AppletalkControl Panel. Again, set the top shadowbox to "Ethernet" and the bottom shadowbox to "AAA Pacific" then close the
Network -- Open the
NetworkControl Panel and select the icon that says "EtherTalk Built-in" and make sure the shadowbox at the bottom says "AAA Pacific". Now close the
MacTCP -- Open the
MacTCPControl Panel. Click the "More..." button. In the the upper left box of the larger window that opens, click the radio button that says "Manually". (Don't make ANY OTHER changes in this window!) Then click OK to close the larger window and return to the main smaller MacTCP window. Click on the icon on the right labeled "Ethernet", and type your specific assigned IP number: 128.223.xxx.xx into the "IP address" field. Close the
MacTCPControl Panel and restart your Macintosh again.
This IP number is one of the items that you were given when you signed up for your computer in the first part of this process. If you did not receive one or have misplaced it, please contact Larry Martin for an IP number. You cannot use anyone elses IP number under any circumstances, at any time.
Network Setupto your computer. Open that folder, and drag to the top of your hard disk directory the folder named "
Communications". In "
Communications" you will find our two key communications applications, each in its own folder:
WWW Helper Appsfolder, you should see the following items:
folder and find the
System Items folder. In there is a file called
HP DesignJet 650C v2014.102. You need this to be able to
access the large-format color printer that belongs to thew Department of
Architecture. Go to your hard drive and open the
Extensions folder and scroll down until you see the
Printer Descriptions folder. Drag the
HP DesignJet 650C
v2014.102 file and place it in this folder.
System Folderwhen you start an application for the first time. This file is what the application will look for when it starts up everytime after that. The defaults that the applications have automatically set are sometimes not the ones that are best for our needs here in the Department of Architecture. That is why we have saved the preferences for the main internet applications so you can put them into your hard drive and then when you start the application, everything wil be setup for you.
System Folder again. This time find the
folder. Open the
Preferences folder. Now go back once more to the
Network Setup folder and find the
For Preferences@System Folder folder.
Open that folder and select all of the items in that folder. Drag those items over to
Preferences folder in the System Folder on your hard drive.
For the following examples, I will assume the student's name to be J. Doe. If
you are a graduate student, you will need to replace references to the name
gladstone with the name
The list below is some of the key items that you will need to personalize for
POPmail II, Netscape, and Newswatcher.
browseand find the application BBEdit Lite in the
browseand find the
Downloadfolder that is in the
Congratulations -- You have done everything you need to do to make sure that you can access the WWW, read your Email, check for homework assignments, print to school printers, and connect to servers via AppleShare.
What if Something Doesn't Work? -- If you have any problems, it is important that you have as much detail as possible. Look at the Computing Help page before raising any red flags. This was a long process and you may find that there is a simple solution to your problem. Information that you should include would be: text of error messages, application(s) in use when you encountered the problem, and things you have done to check for causes of the problems. After you have taken down as much information as possible, contact Dennis Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached in 204 Pacific between the hours fo 9am and 10amn daily.
By Larry Martin & Kevin Matthews. Posted 95.10.17 KMM
Send e-mail: email@example.com