Mac OS X 10.6
Dial-up Setup Guide for Mac OS X 10.6
Part I: Setting up Dial-up Internet Access
- Click the "Apple " menu and choose "System Preferences".
- Click on the "Network" icon.
- On your left, click External Modem. If you do not see it listed, you will need to buy a Mac-compatible external USB modem before you will be able to set up a dial-up connection. If you have an external modem, make sure it is plugged in to a USB port, then close and reopen the window.
- Telephone Number = your local access number1.
- Account Name = your username.
- Password = your password.
- Check the "Show modem status in menu bar" box, if it is not already checked.
- Click the "Advanced" button.
- Click the "PPP" tab.
- Make sure "Use TCP Header Compression" is checked.
- Make sure "Send PPP echo packets", "Prompt every xx minutes to maintain connection", and "Disconnect if idle for xx minutes" are unchecked, and click OK.
- Click "Apply" to save your changes.
- 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 there.
Part III: Mail
Check out 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.