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Chapter 9. Getting Online > Connecting by Dial-up Modem

9.1. Connecting by Dial-up Modem

If you're used to connecting to the Internet via ordinary phone lines, courtesy of your PC's modem and an Internet service provider (ISP) like Earthlink or Verizon, you'll have to transfer your PC's connection settings to the Mac. Set aside—oh, a good six minutes for this task.


Note:

You don't have to fool with any settings at all if you use America Online. When you first run AOL for Mac OS X, it guides you through the setup process automatically.

If MSN is your provider, on the other hand, you're in unsupported territory. There's no Mac OS X version of the MSN software, so you're best off switching to a new provider. Still, if you copy the connection settings from your PC as described on the following pages, you may be able to get your MSN connection to work—albeit without any of MSN's bells and whistles.



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