How do I set up Mac OS X to connect to the Internet via a dial up connection?
You can set up Mac OS X to establish a dial up connection by configuring the following:
To connect, click on the phone icon at the top of your screen (to the left of your clock). Click "Connect".
- From the Apple menu, click System Preferences
- Click the Network icon
- Click the "TCP/IP" tab at the top of the window
- In the "Configure" field, choose "Using PPP"
- In the "Domain Name Servers" box, enter the DNS numbers for your area--you can find these by browsing to:
DNS Server Addresses
- In the "Search Domains" field, enter "frontier.com"
- Click the "PPP" tab at the top of the window
- In the "Service Provider" field, type in "Frontier"
- Enter your local access number in the "Telephone" number field--you can find a list of our access numbers by browsing to:
Dial up Access Numbers
- Enter your complete e-mail address in the "Account name" field (be sure to use all lowercase letters)
- Type your password in the "Password" field
- Check save password, if you desire
- Click the PPP Options button
- Select "Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications", "Use TCP header compression", and "Use verbose logging"; do not select any of the other options
- Click OK
- Click the Proxies tab at the top of the window.
- Uncheck anything that may be selected
- Click the Modem tab at the top of the window.
- Make sure that you have Apple Internal 56K Modem (v.90) selected in the Modem field
- Select Enable Error Correction and Compression in Modem
- Select On for the Sound option.
- Select "Tone" for the "Dialing" option
- Check both "Wait for dial tone before dialing" and "Show modem status in menu bar"
- Click "Apply Now" and close the Network window