Setting up Dialup on Mac OSX

Mac computers no longer have built-in dialup modems. You may need to have one installed by a computer technician, or a USB plugin dialup modem may be available for purchase at your local computer store.


  1. To start, click the Network icon in the upper right-hand corner of the windows and select Open Network Preferences
  2. In the left-hand column of the Network Preferences window, select External Modem (for USB plugin dialup modems) or Internal Modem (for built-in dialup modems).

    MAC OSX Network settings screenshot

  3. Enter the following details, and make sure "Show modem status in the menu bar" is ticked:

    Configuration: Default
    Telephone number: 0198333955
    Account name: Your dialup username (e.g.
    Password:  Your dialup password
    MAC OSX Dialup connection screenshot

  4. Click Apply to finish. To start your dialup connection, click the phone icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen and then select Connect External Modem.

    MAC OSX connect external modem screenshot