Connecting Macbook to internet using a phone jack

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ukitali, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. ukitali macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    I'm going to be spending a few days in the the middle of nowhere where my only option for the internet is using a landline telephone. I have no idea how this works...would this be the only thing I need? Is there anything cheaper? Other options?
  2. iBecks macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    That's all you need for the hardware.

    You will need an account with an Internet Service Provider to dial into.

    Maybe another option:
    Do you have a mobile? Can you use this as a modem for internet connect?
  3. ukitali thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    My mobile phone does not have interest plus I'm not even sure if there's a cell tower near by.
  4. Darkroom Guest


    Dec 15, 2006
    Montréal, Canada
    anything cheaper than an apple product? you can bet your life on it...

    here, etc.

    google is your friend.
  5. ukitali thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    Yah, I already looked there. I still don't consider $30 cheap (the cheapest legit one I could find) and a couple people mention it doesn't work with a Mac.
  6. PowerBookRelic macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2008
    I mean you would have to get the modem, and get access to a dial-up internet account. Perhaps you need to access the internet for work, but otherwise, wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper) to just go without internet for a few days?
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Assuming you need the Internet access, you are stuck with those prices. You won't be getting low prices from Apple.

Share This Page