Dial-Up Settings (Issue 1046)


  • Click on your Apple menu in the top-left corner of the window. Then select System Preferences
  • In the window that opens up, select Network from the row of icons on the top
  • The drop-down menu next to Location should say Automatic. If you get a pop-up window that asks you to Name Your Location, type in Mercury Network and click "OK"
  • Make sure Internal Modem is selected next to Configure
  • Click on the Modem tab near the top. Make sure there is a dot next to Tone, next to the subheading Dialing and a checkmark should be next to Wait for dial tone before dialing. The modem Sound setting is optional
  • Click the TCP/IP tab at the top
  • In the area beneath the TCP/IP tab, Using PPP should be selected in the drop-down menu next to Configure
  • The only text fields should be Domain Name Servers and Search Domains
    • Domain Name Servers: (hit the Return key on your keyboard) and
    • Search Domains: tm.net
  • Click the PPP tab near the top
  • Enter the following information:
    • Service Provider: Mercury Network
    • Telephone Number: your local access number
    • Alternate Number: leave blank
    • Account Name: your Mercury Network dial-up login name entered with no spaces or special characters.
    • Password: your Mercury Network dial-up password
  • Click the PPP Options tab at the bottom
  • Ensure that the checkbox next to Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications is checked
  • Click the OK, and then click the Proxies tab at the top
  • Leave everything unchecked and blank. If you have made any changes click the Save button in the lower-right corner of the window