Pacific Internet - Ukiah, California

Mac OS X 10.6

Dial-up Setup Guide for Mac OS X 10.6

Part I: Setting up Dial-up Internet Access

  1. Click the "Apple " menu and choose "System Preferences".
  2. Click on the "Network" icon.
  3. On your left, click External Modem. If you do not see it listed, you will need to buy a Mac-compatible external USB modem before you will be able to set up a dial-up connection. If you have an external modem, make sure it is plugged in to a USB port, then close and reopen the window.
  4. Telephone Number = your local access number1.
  5. Account Name = your username.
  6. Password = your password.
  7. Check the "Show modem status in menu bar" box, if it is not already checked.
  8. Click the "Advanced" button.
  9. Click the "PPP" tab.
  10. Make sure "Use TCP Header Compression" is checked.
  11. Make sure "Send PPP echo packets", "Prompt every xx minutes to maintain connection", and "Disconnect if idle for xx minutes" are unchecked, and click OK.
  12. Click "Apply" to save your changes.
  13. 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 there.

Part III: Mail

Check out 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.