If you need instructions for setting up a dial-up connection in a previous version of Mac OS, please visit the Apple Mac support web site.
- From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
- From the View menu, choose Network.
- Choose Internal Modem from the Show pop-up menu (or the “Configure” pop-up menu prior to Mac OS X 10.If your computer does not have a built-in modem, select your external modem.
- Click the PPP tab.
- Enter your username (the first part of your email address, before @) goes in the Account Name field. If you want the other users of this computer to use the same connection, select the “Save password” option.
- Click the TCP/IP tab.
- Choose PPP
- Leave the DNS address fields blank.
- Click Apply Now.
- To test your connection and confirm that it is working properly, open Internet Connect from the Applications folder.
- Be sure the Configuration pop-up menu is set to your modem.
- Click the Connect button.
- Once Internet Connect says you’re connected, open your Web browser and visit a few web sites to make sure your connection works.
If you have trouble connecting, Apple provides troubleshooting tips.
You can also configure your modem to automatically connect when you open a web-based application. Click here to learn how.