Pacific Internet - Ukiah, California

Mac OS X 10.5

Dial-up Setup Guide for Mac OS X 10.5

Part I: Setting up Dial-up Internet Access

  1. Click the "Apple" menu and choose "System Preferences".
  2. Click on the "Network" icon.
  3. On your left, click "Internal Modem" or "External Modem". Your computer will only have one or the other. If you see neither, your computer does not have an internal modem and you will not be able to configure a dialup connection without buying Apple’s External USB Modem. If you do have the modem, make sure it is plugged in to a USB port.
  4. Telephone Number = your local access number.
  5. Account Name = your username.
  6. Password = your password.
  7. Check the "Show modem status in menu bar" box, if it is not already checked.
  8. Click the "Advanced" button.
  9. Click the "PPP" tab.
  10. Make sure the "Settings" pop-up menu is set to "Configuration"
  11. Make sure "Send PPP echo packets" is unchecked.
  12. Now make sure the "Settings" pop-up menu is set to "Session".
  13. Make sure "Prompt every xx minutes to maintain connection " and "Disconnect if idle for xx minutes" are unchecked and click "OK".
  14. Click "Apply" to save your changes.
  15. Click the red dot in the upper-left corner to close the window.

Part II: Connecting to the Internet and disconnecting when you’re done

In the upper right corner of the screen, to the left of the clock is a modem menu that looks like a telephone receiver. You can connect and disconnect from here.

Part III: Mail

See our Email Support Page.

It is always best to verify any access number is local by dialing 0 for the operator and asking for a rate check.