Changing Internet Settings and Applications
I went through Internet Setup Assistant
and entered all my information. I can connect to the internet just
fine, but I would like to use Netscape Navigator rather than Microsoft
Internet Explorer as my default browser.
There are two applications that determine
the way your computer accesses the internet, Internet Setup Assistant
and Internet Config.
Internet Setup Assistant
If you need to change your internet service provider (ISP) configuration
details, you can use the Internet Setup Assistant located under
the Apple Menu in the Internet sub-menu. This application automates
the process of entering details such as: connection protocol, service
name, domain name server address, router (gateway) address and other
Most of this information is stored in the TCP/IP control panel preferences
as configuration information. You can make a backup of your configuration
by opening the TCP/IP control panel, choosing the Configurations
option under the File menu, selecting your active configuration
and clicking the "export" button. This will save your
configuration to a file that can later be imported, without the
need to re-enter all your information.
General internet configuration information, such as the default
browser, default homepage, helper applications and other settings
may be changed using Internet Config application. Internet Config
is located in the path: Macintosh HD: Internet: Internet Utilities:
The iMac uses Microsoft Internet Explorer as the default browser,
but this setting may be changed using Internet Config. Other settings
that determine how your computer routes information may also be
changed in Internet Config. Some of the more common settings are:
Email - email Address, email Account, email Password, SMTP Host,
File Mappings - Extension (i.e. .html) to Application
Helpers - Document type (i.e. sound file) to Application
News - NNTP Host, News Username, News Password
World Wide Web - Home Page
You can make a backup of these settings using the "Save As"
option under the Internet Config File Menu. This backup of your
Internet Preferences can later be retrieved without the need to
re-enter all your information.