The following are comprehensive instructions on using the iMac and G3 "Internet Setup Assistant" to connect to Eskimo North.
The included screenshots walk through the setup for 56k dialup connections. For connections on the slower-speed lines (Western WA only), a dialin script is needed, and we'll be happy to walk you through the recording and use of the script(s) either in email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the support lines 206-812-0051 or 800-246-6874.
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 "Eskimo North") 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. 56k and ISDN accounts have assigned login/password pairs. You'll want to use that here. Phone numbers for access can be found from our homepage, www.eskimo.com. Click the right-arrow to continue.
56k and ISDN 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 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. You can hit enter in the large box to get a second line. Leave "Domain Name" blank, 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 @eskimo.com at the end. For example, if you chose "login", your email address would be "email@example.com". 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 pop3.eskimo.com; here, you'll need to place your login name and an @ symbol before that, as shown below. The SMTP server for sending mail is mail.eskimo.com -- you may need to use smtp.eskimo.com if this doesn't work on your connections. Click the right-arrow to continue.
Step 6: Usenet News Settings and Proxies
Our NNTP host for Usenet news reading and posting is eskinews.eskimo.com (also with an alias of news.eskimo.com). 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. If connecting with the slower-speed lines (Western WA only), be sure to give us a call for the setup of the script you'll need as well (found under Remote Access in the Control Panel).
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.