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Computer Requirements
  • Article ID: 158215
  • Last modified date: February 7, 2012 14:02
Summary

Dial-Up Computer Requirements

In order to successfully set up a Dial-Up connection, you must first check to see if your computer has the following minimum requirements:

Basics

To obtain a Dial-Up connection, you will need to have a Dial-Up modem installed in the computer. Look on your computer or laptop for a phone line port. Most computers and laptops will have two ports side-by-side. One port will say "line" and the other will have a picture of a telephone by it. The telephone port is your Dial-Up modem. It will snugly fit a phone cord. Do not get it confused with an Ethernet port which is wider. If you do not see either the line or telephone ports, you do not have a Dial-Up modem installed in your computer and will have to subscribe to a High Speed Internet service. 

Windows Requirements

Operating system: Windows 98 or later

Processor speed: Pentium 200 MHz or higher; 233 MHz is recommended for XP machines

Memory: 64 MB or higher *

Disk space: 115 MB or higher *

Connectivity: Telephone port

Macintosh Requirements

Operating system: Mac OS 7.6.1 or later

Processor speed: Pentium 200 MHz or higher

Memory: 64 MB or higher *

Disk space: 115 MB or higher *

Connectivity: Telephone port

 

*The memory and disk space is needed for the EarthLink Dial-Up software that you will get once you've signed up.

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