Pacific Internet - Ukiah, California

Mac OS X 10.3-10.4

Dial-up Setup Guide for Mac OS X 10.3/10.4

Part I: Setting up dial-up Internet access

  1. Click the "Apple" menu and choose "System Preferences".
  2. Click on the "Network" icon.
  3. Double click "Internal Modem" or "External Modem". Your computer will only have one or the other. If you see neither, your computer does not have an internal modem and you will not be able to configure a dialup connection without buying Apple’s External USB Modem. If you do have the modem, make sure it is plugged in to a USB port.
  4. If it is not already selected, click the "PPP" tab.
  5. "Service Provider" can be left blank.
  6. "Account Name" = your username.
  7. "Password" = your password.
  8. "Telephone Number" = your local access number
  9. "Alternate Number" can be left blank.
  10. Check the "Save password" box.
  11. Click the "PPP Options" button.
  12. Make sure "Prompt every xx minutes to maintain connection", "Disconnect if idle for xx minutes", and "Send PPP echo packets" are unchecked, and click "OK".
  13. Click "Apply Now" to save your changes.
  14. At the top of the window, click the "Modem" tab.
  15. At the bottom of the window, check the "Show modem status in menu bar" box.
  16. Click the red dot in the upper-left corner to close the window.

Part II: Connecting to the Internet and disconnecting when you’re done

In the upper right corner of the screen, to the left of the clock is a modem menu that looks like a telephone receiver. You can connect and disconnect from here.

Part III: Mail

See our Email Support Page.

It is always best to verify any access number is local by dialing 0 for the operator and asking for a rate check.