Carnation Software
MacWise - Macintosh Terminal Emulation - telnet / serial for OS X - Wyse, Viewpoint, VT100, VT220


TCP/IP Telnet Info

Using MacWise on a
Network with TCP/IP

We recommend using MacWise version 16 for OS X (telnet is built in)

For OS 9 or earlier...

What software do I need?

1. MacWise, MacToPic Plus, or SBMac
2. TCP/IP Control Panel using Open Transport (or MacTCP Control Panel version 2.04 or later for older Macs)
3. A Telnet Tool

What is Open Transport and where do I get it?

All newer Macintosh computers use Open Transport instead of MacTCP.
Open Transport has a control panel called TCP/IP. You enter the IP address of your Mac into the TCP/IP control panel.

It is installed into the Control Panels folder inside of the System Folder on the Mac.

It is included free with Macintosh System 7.5.2 or later

The latest version of Open Transport is always available from Apple Computer on the Internet at:
Apple Software Updates - Open Transport.

What is MacTCP and where do I get it?

MacTCP is a control panel used on older Macs prior to System 7.5.2.

It is installed into the Control Panels folder inside of the System Folder on the Mac.

You enter the IP address of your Mac into MacTCP.

It is included free with Macintosh System 7.5.


What is a Telnet Tool and where do I get it?

The Telnet Tool is used to enter the IP address of the host and establish a connection.

It is a CommToolBox extension that is installed into the Extensions folder inside of the System Folder on the Mac. After the tool has been installed, you select New Connection from the CommToolBox menu and select the telnet tool from the popup Method menu.

Get a Free Macintosh Telnet Tool.
(May not work with fast G4 Macs or OS 9 but does work with OS 9 under OS X)

It is also available for downloading from many Online services and the Internet.

Please note that this is a public domain tool that has a few known bugs. You can use this tool to try out our demo software, but we highly recommend using the VersaTerm Telnet tool for long term use. The TGE Tool was not written nor is it supported by Carnation Software.

See our Support page for known problems with the TGE tool.

What is a SSH Secure Shell Connection?

(An optional method of connecting to your host with secure encryption)


VersaTerm Telnet Tool (Works with all Macs, OS 7,8 & 9 under OS X)


If you want a much-faster, more robust, bug-free telnet tool, you can use the VersaTerm Telnet tool with Carnation Software products. It is $30 per registered user. If you are interested in obtaining this tool for use with our products, send email to Rich at richlove@carnation-software.com
or call Carnation Software at (512) 858-9234

 

Important Note About Terminal Types


When you do a New Connection from the CommToolBox Menu and select the telnet tool (TGE or Versaterm Tool), you will need to enter a terminal type. If you leave this field blank, your host will assume that you are using vt100 emulation when you log in.

Just setting the emulation type under the Emulation Menu is not enough to satisfy the host. You need to select the correct emulation and also enter the terminal type in the telnet tool.

The following are standard terminal types that you can enter:

wy50

wy60

vp

viewpoint

vt100

fwycol (for Xymox hosts)

If none of these types work, consult your host computer documentation to see what your host supports.