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.

  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. From the View menu, choose Network.
  3. 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.
  4. Click the PPP tab.
  5. 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.
  6. Click the TCP/IP tab.
  7. Choose PPP
  8. Leave the DNS address fields blank.
  9. Click Apply Now.
  10. To test your connection and confirm that it is working properly, open Internet Connect from the Applications folder.
  11. Be sure the Configuration pop-up menu is set to your modem.
  12. Click the Connect button.
  13. 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.