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Mac OS X (10.0-10.1) How to Set Up for Dial-up Access
Mac OS X 10.1 How to Set Up for Dial-up Access v2
  • Article ID: 33845
  • Last modified date: December 8, 2011 12:12
  • Dialup Operating System(s):
  • Dialup EAS/DUN: dun

This article is about Mac OS X (10.0-10.1) - How to Set Up for Dial-up Access

How to Set Up Mac OS X (10.0-10.1) for Dial-up Access

From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.



Click the Network icon.



Click the arrow box on the Show pop-up list and choose your modem.


Click on the TCP/IP tab.


Click the arrow box on the Configure pop-up list and choose Using PPP.


Click on the PPP tab.



In the Telephone Number field, type the local access number. If you need a local access number, click here.


  • Please check with your local telephone company to make sure that the access number that you are dialing is a local, toll-free call. 
  • We assume no responsibility for local toll or long distance charges incurred for the use of our service.
  • When you enter the access number, type it exactly as you would dial it from your home phone.
  • Do not include a 1 or the area code unless you have to dial it to make a local call from your home telephone.
  • If you are dialing from a hotel, office, or other phone system that requires you to dial a digit such as 9 to get an outside line, insert that number before the access number.
  • To disable call waiting while using the Internet, insert the call waiting defeat code (usually *70) before the access number. Only insert this code if you have call waiting on the line you will connect with. Check with your phone company to determine the code to use for your line.

In the Account Name field, type your entire EarthLink e-mail address (e.g.


In the Password field, type in your password.


Check the box next to Save password if you wish to save your password.


Click the PPP Options button.



Check the box next to Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications.


Uncheck the box next to Prompt to stay connected.



Uncheck the box next to Disconnect if idle.



Check the box next to Disconnect when user logs out.


Click the OK button.



Click the Apply Now button.


Close the Network window.


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