Mac dialup

Connecting with Mac OS.

 

This page applies to all Macintoshes running system 7.5 through to System 8.1.  With regard to networking software Open Transport 1.1.2 and Open Transport PPP version 1.0 should preferably be used. Both of these are available via download from Apple. Open Transport is designed to replace the traditional combination of TCP, Apple Talk and other networking protocols into one.

 

Components needed

 

Open Transport 1.1 or later available via from Apple via their ftp site, click here or here (mirror site) to download it.
PPP for Open Transport version 1.0 or later available from Apple via their ftp site, click here or here (mirror site) to download it.
Open transport 1.1 comes with System 7.5.5 and above and the latest version is also available for download free from Apple.
Make sure that the above software is installed and that the computer has been restarted. The software installs the following 3 control Panels into the system.
Modem Icon Modem tcpip Icon TCP/IP PPP Icon PPP

1. Setting up the Modem Control Panel
Go to the Modem control panel (Apple menu items, control panels, modem).  
Select your modem type from the pull down option list, and your phone connection type.
Close the window and save changes when prompted to do so. (See below)

Modem Settings
Modem Control Panel
2. Setting up TCP/IP Control Panel
Go to the TCP/IP control panel (Apple menu items, control panels, TCP/IP).  
Select 'connect via PPP' from the pull-down menu at the top, In the box for name server address ensure these are clear (see below). In the box below 'implicit search path starting domain name' type in the URL for GT Online. Select 'options' and make sure that TCP/IP is 'active'.

TCP Control Panel
TCP/IP Settings

Close the control panel and save the changes when prompted to do so.

 

3. Setting up the PPP Control Panel
Go to the PPP control panel (Apple menu items, control panels, PPP)  
Enter your user name and password you registered. If dialling up to create an account both the user name and password should have 'signup' entered). The  GT Online number is 0845 2 555432.
  
PPP control Panel
PPP Control Panel Settings
Next click on options and then 'protocol' options. Ensure that 'connect to a command line host' is NOT selected. Close the window and save the changes when prompted.
Settings for Options
Settings for PPP 'Options'
 
4. Connecting
Your computer should now be set up to access the GT Online access point. To connect go to the PPP control panel and click on 'connect'. The modem should then dial and establish a connection. Internet software can now be run as normal.
A successful Connection
A Successful Connection

 

 Further Macintosh Networking Help
More detailed guides on Macintosh networking and associated software is available online from iinet