Setting Up Dial-Up...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dave1234, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. dave1234 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2003
    OK, so this is a total newb question. But I have never had to do this before. Is there anyway I can set up, dial up internet so I can just use like Safari, and Fire? I am totally clueless on this, when I bought my computer we had wireless cable, and right now I am at a vacation house...PLZ HELP!!!
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    Just plugin the dialup cable. As far as I remember thats all I did, once when I used dialup. And may be goto system prefs-network, select internal modem and click connect.
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    You need to have a Dial Up ISP first, and they should be able to provide you with complete instructions for setup.
  4. Simon Liquid macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2001
    Huh, you need to do a little more than that. Your modem doesn't know what number to dial on its own.

    1) Go System Preferences: Network
    2) Either click on the entry on the list that says 'Internal modem' then on the configure button OR select 'internal modem' from the 'Show' menu.

    This gives you the main page where you can enter your user name, the phone number to dial and your password. Those are the essential things for connecting to the internet with a modem.

    There are more options to be found if you click the button on this page labeled "PPP Options…" and yet more if you click the "Modem" tab. Some of these options are self explanatory, others you will likely not understand but that's not a problem, just leave them alone.

    One option you might want to use: on the "Modem" panel there's a check box marked "Show status in menu bar." If you click it you can get a little icon next to your clock that shows if you're online, with a menu that lets you connect, disconnect, or take you back to the options.

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