Does Mac osx have an equivalent to MSxp referal service?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by abdul, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. abdul macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2003
    East Midlands, UK
    hi, on MS Xp you have a referral service in which you can choice from a selection of ISPs adn connect, without going out your way and getting a cd.

    e.for xp/2000 users

    when making a new connection you can select choose rom list of ISPs. is this option available on the mac, choosing from list of ISPs or not?
  2. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2003
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Do you have OS X, or some earlier operating system? I've never seen anything like the list that you're talking about. I'm pretty sure there isn't one in OS X. For that matter, I'm pretty sure there isn't one in OS 9 and earlier, either.
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    Like, if you wanted to install various ISP's software? Most ISP's don't need software, just a brief configuration if necessary of your system, and the ones that do (avoid them) are like AOL, etc... You can download their software from their respective sites.

    MS shouldn't be trusted for ISP advice, at least i wouldn't... If you're looking for an ISP, my advice would be to find a local ISP in the yellow pages... ask friends, see if they've used one... for instance, i used an ISP cooperative for a while, it was very nice... solid reliability, fast service...

    This is dial-up of course... Cable or DSL, check with companies in the area...

  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    System Prefs/Network/Location

    You could probably set up a bunch of different dial-ups/cable/etc. as locations. I doubt they "have" to be called home and/or work. ;)

    Should be able to set them up for multiple ISPs, don't know what the limit is though.
  5. abdul thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2003
    East Midlands, UK
    thanks for the advice. the internet referral service is on MS XP and 2000. for those who have windows xp/2000 you can try this and find out what im talking about.

    ie>tools>internet options> setup>opens connection wizard


    if theres a similar service in osx, but i dont tinkthere is now.
    im asking this as most isp set up disks in the uk apart from Demon and tiscali dont work on mac osx.

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