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Chapter 18. Internet Setup, Firewall, and .Mac > Connecting by Dial-up Modem

18.2. Connecting by Dial-up Modem

If you intend to connect to the Internet via ordinary phone lines, courtesy of your Mac's built-in modem, you need to sign up for an Internet service. Hundreds of companies, large and small, would love to become your Internet service provider (ISP), generally charging $20 per month for the privilege of connecting you to the great Internet.

Figure 18-1. Panther's new Network Status screen shows you how each of your network connections are doing at the moment (the status messages actually change as circumstances change). To adjust the network settings for a connection, double-click its "row."



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