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Chapter 4. Task and Setting Index > Modems and Dial-Up Networking

Modems and Dial-Up Networking


Configure a modem for dialing into my ISP?

System Preferences → Network, and follow these steps:

  1. Select New Location from the Location pull-down menu. Enter a name for the new location (for example, My ISP), and click OK.

  2. Select Internal Modem from the Show pull-down menu.

  3. In the TCP/IP panel, select Using PPP from the Configure pull-down menu.

  4. Fill in the blanks on the PPP panel.

  5. Select your modem type from the Modem panel.

  6. Click the Apply Now button.


Show the modem status in the menu bar?

System Preferences → Network → select Internal Modem from the Show pull-down menu → Modem pane → click on the checkbox next to "Show modem status in menu bar"


Make sure my modem is working?

Applications → Utilities → Internet Connect


Set my computer to wake up from sleep mode when the modem rings?

System Preferences → Energy Saver → Options → Wake Options → click on the checkbox next to "Wake when the modem detects a ring"


Find out the speed of my dial-up connection?

Applications → Utilities → Internet Connect; the bottom section of the window tells you the speed of your connection.


Disable call waiting on my phone when using the modem?

System Preferences → Network → PPP; insert *70 at the beginning of the telephone number you're dialing (e.g., *70, 1-707-555-1212).


Where are my modem configuration files stored?

They are stored in /Library/Modem Scripts.


Specify how many times my modem will redial if it detects a busy signal?

System Preferences → Network → Show → Internal Modem → PPP panel → PPP Options → Session Options

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