a family member just gave me a iMac which has OS 9.1,thats about all I know about this computer,I'd like to first of all get it connected to the internet and I don't know how to,can anyone help or point me in the right direction
Just to sort of compliment Mictlantecuhtli's response, here is a link I found a few weeks ago. I was doing some websearches because I know nothing about Mac's and I am implementing some MAC technical support into the company. (No real personell support, just website support). This website was very useful for me to help out a customer and begin to write some support documents on setting up MAC Internet access.
It gives you a list of Windows & MAC setup options so just click on the MAC options ;-), depending on your version of the Mac OS. Also I think if you use the Remote Access process it doesnt really matter what version of MacOS you have.