Connecting to VTN Using an Apple II computer.

If you're in a hurry...

If you already know how to use your modem and communications software, here are the communications settings for connecting to the VTN.

What you need:

There are several commercial software packages available and many shareware programs available.. Modems are available from any computer retailer. Good-quality 1200 modems can be bought for less than $25, 14,400 for less than $200.

You can use your current telephone line to connect to the Victoria Telecommunity Network.

Step-by-step connection guide

Installing your software

You can use any Apple II compatible communications software. Follow the program's instructions to install the software on your computer's hard disk drive, if you have one. If you are using a system with only floppy drives, make a backup copy of the communications software disk. Put the original in a safe place, and use the copy.

If you have difficulty copying files or installing the software, consult the manuals that came with your software.

How to connect

You will need to enter some information in your communications program so that you can connect to VTN. Your communications software may refer to this information as Communications Settings, Terminal Settings Communications Parameters or Terminal Emulation.

Here are the recommended settings for Victoria Telecommunity Network.

When you have connected to VTN you will be asked for some important information before you can begin your session.

If you do not get a "Connect" message or a busy signal, there is a problem with your modem or with the communications settings in your software. Check your connections, make sure that the settings match those recommended.

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