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Chapter 8. Exploring the Internet > Setting Up a Modem Connection

Setting Up a Modem Connection

If you have a dial-up modem installed on your computer, you can set up and use a modem connection to access the Internet or another computer. You only need to set up a dial-up connection once. After you set up the dial-up connection, you can use the Show Modem Status menu to easily connect and disconnect from the Internet or network, and show modem connection information. When you are connected, the Finder displays a connection icon and connects information in the menu.

Set Up a Modem Connection

Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock, and then click the Network icon.

Click the Show pop-up, and then click Internal Modem.

Click the PPP tab, and then specify your user name, password, and ISP phone number.

Click PPP Options to specify options to redial a busy connection, automatically connect when starting TCP/IP applications, and automatically disconnect if you select Log Out from the Apple menu.

Click the TCP/IP tab, and then specify any settings provided by your ISP, such as IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router, and DNS Servers.

Click the Proxies tab, and then specify any settings provided by your ISP.

Click the Modem tab, and then specify any settings specific to your computer's modem. Common commands include the option to turn off the speakers to avoid hearing the connection sound and the option to show modem status in the menu bar.

Click Apply Now.


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