THIS IS ANSWER FROM NETSCAPE SITE:Netscape was unable to create a network socket connection. There may be insufficient system resources or the network may be down.
The most common reason for the "Netscape was unable to create a network socket connection" error message is that the dialer you are using is 16 bit (for Windows 3.1) but the version of Navigator or Communicator that you have is 32 bit (for Windows 95). This is common if you are using an older version of Navigator, AOL, or other 3rd party dialers.
Windows 95 and 98 comes with its own dialer program called "Dial-up Networking". Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for help setting it up to connect to their service. You can use Dial-up Networking with any of the versions of Netscape.
I KNOW THIS ADDRESSES WINDOWS, be assured i am downloading 4.79 FOR MAC. what do i do...what does this mean??
BTW....my regularly used browser is N/S 7.02, also have on the HD the original default 4.75 browser which came loaded with machine when new. and IE 5.1.7 for MAC. thanks for help, Kurt