I got this computer basically for free. I cannot figure out how to get hooked up online. I have DSL Broadband through Netzero on my other computer(which since has crashed) and I would like to now hook up the iMac to be able to use Netzero as my ISP. Can this be done?
Yes it can be done if you are in OS9 under your apple menu control panels you will see a Tcp/ip setting. In there change the setting to modem built in then put in the phone number you wish to dial and it should work. There also use to be a setting called free PPP that would work also.
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hmm may be a problem with it or the energy saving function is set, click the apple top left and go to system settings, if its not there, check on the task bar (gears picture) or in finder and it basically has the same standby settings as a windows pc
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If you are using DHCP it should get one when you start your computer. I am not sure your computer skills but I have seen people plug a phone cable into the dsl modem so make sure you have an Ethernet cable pluged into the ethernet port. Sorry if you knew that but I have seen it before. One other question does your provider require a certain browser to get setup first? Under OS9 in the system Pref folder there is a TCP/IP preference, you can trash that and reboot then go back to control panels and reset your settings to ethernet/ using dhcp.
You need to install either an "airport card" in your system or if you already have one in your computer, you need to download "airport" from the apple website. This is the only way MAC's can receive wireless signal.
well imac G4's don't have built in airport (wireless internet) included as usual with apple its another item you must buy an airport extreme card then hook it up to an airport base station another item to buy via wireless internet then hook you airport extreme base station up to your modem via ethernet. whew ok now sync the airport base station to your imac using airport set up application then select your network and type your WEP password and viol internet in about 1 hour if your lucky hope this helped my fingers hurt now LOL.