Using Multiple Internet Access Configurations
I have two internet accounts, one for
home and one for work. I need to enter these, but am unsure of how
to do this with Internet Setup Assistant or how to access the different
configurations once I enter them. Is there an easy way to do this?
Internet Setup Assistant is an easy way to quickly enter internet
access and configuration information. Internet Setup Assistant will
automatically configure AppleTalk, Modem, Remote Access and TCP/IP
control panels under the configuration name you provide.
Most dialup connections rely on a server to provide internet (network)
information. When relying on a server, one setting in each AppleTalk,
Modem and TCP/IP control panel can be used for multiple connections.
Apple Remote Access offers the ability to save multiple unique dialup
configurations. Start by using the Internet Setup Assistant to enter
a descriptive name for each setup you need, for example, Home or
Work. Each time you do this, Internet Setup Assistant will add a
configuration to your Remote Access preferences.
For convenience, Apple has provided a Remote Access control strip
module (pre-installed) that allows you to change configurations
quickly from the control strip. The control strip can be used to
change configurations, connect and disconnect, and show time connected
The AppleTalk, Modem and TCP/IP control panels can also have multiple
configurations, or in some cases, it may be necessary to set "manual"
configurations that do not use a server to provide the computer
with internet (network) information. In these cases, you may have
more than one setting in each control panel.
An alternative to manually switching configurations from each control
panel is to install Apple Location Manager from the iMac Software
Install CD. Location Manager allows settings to be saved as a group,
so that selecting a Location Group from the control strip makes
changes to all settings: AppleTalk, Dial Assist, Modem, TCP/IP,
Remote Access. In our example, a Location called "Work"
includes AppleTalk, Remote Access and TCP/IP settings. By changing
the location to "Work" using the control strip, all three
settings are quickly changed and ready for use.
To install Apple Location Manager, locate the program "Mac
OS Install" on the iMac Software Install CD. After launching
the Mac OS Install program, select the option to "add/remove"
software. A list will appear, allowing you to select Apple Location
Manager in the custom install list. The installer will only install
that portion of the software necessary for use with Apple Location