Setup Dialup for Mac OS X

Follow the Step-by-Step guide below to setup your PhilOnline's Dial-Up connection in Mac OS X.

  1. Click on the Apple menu and choose "System Preferences."

    Make New Connection
  2. Click on the "Network" icon found on the Internet & Network preference pane.

    Make New Connection Window
  3. Select "Internal Modem" to see your dial-up settings.

    Make New Connection Window
  4. Now switch from the "Network Status" screen to the "Internal Modem" screen by choosing "Internal Modem" in the pulldown menu labeled "Show."

    The first thing you'll see will be the "PPP" settings.

    • "Service Provider" for this instance will be PHILONLINE
    • "Account Name" should be your PhilOnline account username (also known as your login name), followed by "".
    • "Password" should be the PhilOnline password which corresponds to your username
    • "Telephone Number" enter the PHILONLINE dial-up number for your area
    • "Alternate Number" can be another local PHILONLINE dial-up number
    • Check the "Save Password" box if you do not want to type in your password everytime you start a Dial-up connection

    When you have filled in that information, click on "PPP Options" to look at advanced options.

    Make New Connection Window - Finish
  5. The PPP Options window which folds down contains many advanced options. Click on the "Help" menu on the menubar at the top of the screen to learn more about them. Press "OK" when you are done with the PPP Options.

    Make New Connection Window - Properties
  6. Click on the heading labeled "TCP/IP" to setup the TCP/IP settings.

    • "Configure IPv4" should be set to "Using PPP"
    • IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Router will be blank until your computer connects to PhilOnline and obtains that information using PPP
    • "Search Domains" should be filled in if you put in DNS Server addresses. Type in "" in the field provided.
    • PhilOnline does not currently support IPv6 for PPP. You do not need to change anything in the "Configure IPv6" screen.
    Make New Connection Window - Properties
  7. Click on the "Proxy" settings next. PhilOnline does not run any proxies that need to be accounted for.

    Make New Connection Window - Properties
  8. Click on the "Modem" settings next.

    • "Modem" is almost always some kind of Apple Internal Modem
    • "Enable error correction and compression in modem" should be checked
    • "Wait for dial tone before dialing" should be checked
    • "Dialing" should be set to "Tone" unless otherwise instructed to use "Pulse"
    • "Sound" is handy to leave on, as you will get audible feedback if the connection does not work properly
    • "Show modem status in menu bar" puts a handy menu up near the clock at the top of the screen which will let you connect and disconnect
    Connect To
  9. Just press "Apply Now" to save the changes you have made.