Dial-up PPP with Mac OS 8.x or 9.x

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Printed copies of these instructions are available in the Computer Support Center that is located in the Computer Center, room CC113. If you have trouble with this procedure, or need advice, call the Computer Support Center at (860) 768-5999. The on-campus computer vendor can perform this procedure for you - contact them for pricing and an appointment at (860) 768-5777.


What is dial-up PPP?

"PPP" stands for "Point to Point Protocol". It is a connection scheme that allows your computer (point) to connect to a computer on campus (another point) so that you can access the Internet from home via a modem, as if your computer was connected directly to the Internet. Once the connection is made, your computer can run most popular Internet programs such as Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FTP (File Transfer Protocol), Telnet, Eudora, etc., at modem speed.


Setting up dial-up PPP:

Setting up your Macintosh to dial into the University of Hartford is a three-step process.

Make sure that the "Connect Via" menu is set to Remote Only. When you close this control panel, you will be prompted to save the changes to AppleTalk. Choose Yes.


Connecting to the Internet with Remote Access

From this point forward, when you want to connect to the Internet, simply go to the Apple Menu and Select Control Panels and then Remote Access. You will have a Connect button available to you.

To end the session, go back to this window and you will see that the button now says Disconnect. Click Disconnect to hang up.