How to set up a Dial-up Internet Connection
(Macintosh OS 8.x/9.x - Open Transport)

This walkthrough outlines the process that is needed to get your computer, using Mac OS with Open Transport (OS 8 or later), connected to the Internet using a regular dial-up modem.   

Step 1:  Setup Remote Access or PPP to dialup

a)  Click the Apple menu.
b)
  Choose Control Panels.
c)
  Click Remote Access or PPP.
d)
  Connection should be set to Registered User.
e)
  Using lowercase letters, enter your username and password.

Figure 1 - PPP Connection

f)  You will need to add the local access number for your location in the Number field. 

NOTE: If you subscribe to Call Waiting on your phone line, ensure that it is disabled. If this service is not disabled while you're connected to the Internet, an incoming call will disconnect the modem.

g)  Click the Options button.
h)  You can leave Redialing off.

Figure 2 - PPP Options, Redialing

i)  Click the Connection tab, your settings should appear like those below.

Figure 3 - PPP Options, Connection

j)  Click on the Protocol tab, your settings should appear like those below.

Figure 4 - PPP Options, Protocol

k)  Click OK and click the close box (upper left corner of the window) to close the PPP or Remote Access window.  If prompted to save changes, click Yes.

 

Step 2:  Configure TCP/IP

a)  Click the Apple menu.
b)
  Choose Control Panels.
c)
  Click TCP/IP.

If your window does not look like the Figure below you may need to switch the User Mode from Advanced to Basic.

  1. Click the Edit menu and choose User Mode.
  2. Select Basic, Click Ok.

Figure 5 - TCP/IP Preferences

d)  Set Connect via to PPP.
e)
  Set Configure to Using PPP Server.
f)
  Name server addr  and Search domains remain blank.
g)  Click the close box (upper left corner of the window) to close the TCP/IP window.  If prompted to save changes, click Yes.