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How do I set up Mac OS X to connect to the Internet via a dial up connection?

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You can set up Mac OS X to establish a dial up connection by configuring the following:
  1. From the Apple menu, click System Preferences

  2. Click the Network icon

  3. Click the "TCP/IP" tab at the top of the window

  4. In the "Configure" field, choose "Using PPP"

  5. In the "Domain Name Servers" box, enter the DNS numbers for your area--you can find these by browsing to:

    DNS Server Addresses

  6. In the "Search Domains" field, enter "frontier.com"

  7. Click the "PPP" tab at the top of the window

  8. In the "Service Provider" field, type in "Frontier"

  9. 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

  10. Enter your complete e-mail address in the "Account name" field (be sure to use all lowercase letters)

  11. Type your password in the "Password" field

  12. Check save password, if you desire

  13. Click the PPP Options button

  14. Select "Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications", "Use TCP header compression", and "Use verbose logging"; do not select any of the other options

  15. Click OK

  16. Click the Proxies tab at the top of the window.

  17. Uncheck anything that may be selected

  18. Click the Modem tab at the top of the window.

  19. Make sure that you have Apple Internal 56K Modem (v.90) selected in the Modem field

  20. Select Enable Error Correction and Compression in Modem

  21. Select On for the Sound option.

  22. Select "Tone" for the "Dialing" option

  23. Check both "Wait for dial tone before dialing" and "Show modem status in menu bar"

  24. Click "Apply Now" and close the Network window
To connect, click on the phone icon at the top of your screen (to the left of your clock). Click "Connect".



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