Setting Up A Modem Connection in MacOS X 10.4
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This document will guide you through the setup of a TAMU dial-up account on a computer running Mac OS X 10.4. The analog dial-up bank at Texas A&M University consists of approximately 140 modems which support speeds up to 56Kb/s via the V.90 protocol. The dial-up bank is available for general use by students and faculty associated with Texas A&M University who need access to the campus network or Internet.
These instructions will only work for Mac computers with a dial-up modem installed or which are connected to a USB modem adapter. No modern Mac computer has an installed dial-up modem.
Setting Up the Mac Dial-up Connection
The following information is needed to set up a Mac dail-up connection:
- DNS Servers:
- Domain: tamu.edu
- Account Name: Your NetID
- Password: Your NetID password
- Telephone Number: 8623800
1. First go to the "Apple Menu" and select System Preferences [fig. 01].
[fig. 01 - Apple Menu]
2. From the "Internet & Network" category, select Network [fig. 02].
[fig. 02 - System Preferences Window]
3. In the "Network" window, under "Show:", select Internal Modem, under "Configure", select Using PPP, and under "DNS Servers" enter the following numbers, each on a separate line:
[fig. 03 - Network Properties Window]
4. Select the PPP tab. For "Service Provider", enter an optional descriptive name(i.e. TAMU or INTERNET). In the "Account Name" field enter your NetID, in the "Password" field enter your NetID password, and in the "Telephone Number" field enter 8623800 [fig. 04].
[fig. 04 - PPP Properties Tab]
5. Next select the Modem tab. You should not need to make any changes here unless you installed the modem in your Mac. [fig. 05].
[fig. 05 - Modem Properties Tab]
6. When you are finished with the steps listed above close the "Network" properties window and you will be prompted to Apply the changes. Select Apply and you should be ready to connect.
Connecting to the Internet
7. To connect to the Internet, go to the "Applications" folder by selecting Applications from the Go menu in the "Finder" tool bar.
8. Double click on the Internet Connect application, and choose Connect from the dialog box that will appear.
9. The system will now dial-up and connect to the Internet.
If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 979-845-8300.