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Instructions for Downloading
the SkyPoint Software Package
This section assumes
that you know how to use a terminal program. If you are unfamiliar with your
terminal program, please consult your manual or call its technical support
line for help.
to SkyPoint options are
S - Shell Account
M - Menu Account
Select the Menu option by typing M and hitting the return key.
- 6.Log in.
You will see a message that looks like this:
- UnixWare 2.03 (mirage)
Enter your Username
that was assigned to you by SkyPoint. Remember, all letters are lower case.
Hit the return key. You will then see another prompt:
Type in the Password
assigned to you by SkyPoint. This may have both upper case and lower case
letters in it. Please make sure that what you type in exactly matches the
Password you were given. You will not be able to see the characters you
are typing, for security reasons. Hit return.
- 7.Enter terminal
type. You will
be prompted to enter your terminal type:
- Please enter your
terminal type. If you are unsure, type ENTER for vt100:
Enter the SAME terminal
type you entered in your settings. Most users will type vt100, but
if you have entered vt102 or ANSI in your terminal program,
type that option in here. Press return.
- 8.Accessing the menu.
Depending on your account type, you will probably be presented with a full-screen
menu that looks like this:
|| Usenet News
|| FTP (File
|| File Utilities
Offline Reader Packing
View/Dwnld SkyPoint Files
Selection: Press X To Exit, ? For Help
If you see this menu,
you will not need to type anything additional in to access it. If you DO NOT
see this menu, and only see a prompt, type fineline and hit return.
- 9.Select the Download
D (View/Dwnld SkyPoint Files).
- 10.Select the Macintosh
Software to download.
You will be presented with a new menu. Type 7 (Download Mac PPP Software).
- 11.Select the transfer
will be given a new menu with options to select which transfer protocol to
|| Send file
Selection: Press X to Exit, ? For Help.
When you set up your
transfer protocol, you were asked to make a note of which protocol you chose.
Most users will be using Zmodem. Enter the letter associated with the correct
transfer protocol on the menu. For example, users who have set their transf
er protocol to Zmodem would type Z.
- 12.Prepare to receive
the file. Many
terminal programs will automatically detect when a Zmodem session starts,
and will just start to download. Other packages need to be told to start receiving
and will ask you for a filename and where to save t he file. Please check
your terminal program's manual if you are unfamiliar with how your software
The default name of
the file you will download is Sky.macInstlr.sea, and its default
download location is in whatever file the terminal program is located, or
the default location which has been set in your terminal program. If your
terminal progr am gives you the option before beginning the download, you
may specify the location and/or filename for the download file.
After the download begins, leave your computer alone and let it finish at
its own pace. The length of time needed to download the SkyPoint PPP package
will depend on the speed at which you are connected. For example, at a 14.4
kbps con nection speed the package will take about an hour to download. If
your modem defaults to a slower speed, it may take up to 3 or 4 hours. A faster
connect speed will require between 1/2 and 1 hour.
If the connection is
lost or something else goes wrong with the download, your terminal software
will let you know with an error message. If that happens, please go back
to step 2 of this process. If you have made a permanent dial entry for SkyPoint,
yo u can skip step 2. If you have call waiting and have permanently entered
the code to turn it off before any modem call, you can skip step 3.
- 14.Exit the SkyPoint
your download is complete, you will see SkyPoint's Protocol menu. Type X
to go back to the last menu. At each menu you see, type X until your
software informs you that your computer has disconnecte d (hung up) from SkyPoint.
- 15.Quit. Quit
your terminal software.