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OS X Lion: Connect to the Internet using dial-up PPP

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Connect to the Internet using dial-up PPP

If you entered your network settings using the Mac OS X Setup Assistant or Network preferences, you’re ready to connect.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Network.
  2. In the network services list:
    • Select your modem service.

    • If your modem isn’t in the list, make sure it’s connected to your computer (either internally or externally), and click Add (+) at the bottom of the list. Choose Modem from the Interface pop-up menu, give the modem service a name, and then click Create. Enter the settings provided by your ISP, such as the access phone number, your user name, and your password.

  3. If you have configurations for different accounts, choose the account you want to connect to from the Configuration pop-up menu.

    You can add or edit configurations using the pop-up menu.

  4. Click Connect.

If you select “Show modem status in menu bar,” you can use the modem status icon to connect. Click the icon and choose Connect.

You can also use the Network Setup Assistant to help you enter network settings. Click “Assist me” in the Network pane of System Preferences and follow the onscreen instructions.

Last Modified: Oct 31, 2013
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