Dial-up PPP with Mac OSX

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Printed copies of these instructions are available in the Computer Support Center, located in the Computer Center Building, 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, Outlook Express, 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.

  • First, you will have to set your network preferences to use the modem and a PPP connection. To do this, begin by going to System Preferences and choosing the Network icon.

    When the window opens, make sure that the "Show" menu is set to Internal Modem.

    Make sure that the "Configure" menu is set to "Using PPP." In the Domain Name Servers box type in: hit the return button and type Next fill in the Search Domains box with "hartford.edu."

  • The second step is to fill in the Service Provider information. Click on the tab that is labeled "PPP". When the box opens you will be asked four questions. In the Service Provider field type "UHA." The Telephone Number that you will dial to make the connection to the University is 8102000. Your Account Name will be your University of Hartford email name without the "mail.hartford.edu" part. Your password is your University of Hartford email password. You may opt to have the computer remember this information by clicking on the checkbox below where you have entered your password.

    Click the Apply Now button and close the window.

  • The third step is to go to the Internet Connect program. This is found in the folder called Applications. Double click on the icon to make it open and it should look like this.

    Confirm that the telephone number and your username are both correct.

From this point forward, when you want to connect to the Internet, simply go to the Applications folder and Select Internet Connect. You will have a Connect button available to you.