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Apple Remote Access (ARA) - Modem Connection for Mac Classic 8.5 - 9.2

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  Get Connected with Apple Remote Access (ARA):

There are 3 separate ways to  get connected to the Internet on your Macintosh.
These screen shots are for Remote Access.

Connection Links:  Control Strip | Control Panel | Connect Automatically |


Connect using the Control Strip:

The easiest way to switch between two different ISP's connections is through the control strip on your Mac's desktop.  Look for the button that resembles a Telephone Pole.  (If you have PPP, the icon is a blue telephone.)  

Remote Access Control Strip 

Click on the Telephone Pole for a pop-up menu, as pictured below.  

The second section from the bottom shows that there are 3 connections on this Mac ("Default", "ISPName", and "OtherISP").  The dot in front of "Default" shows that it is the active configuration that will be used when trying to connect to the Internet.  If you want to use a different connection, select it from the menu.  

Click Connect when you are ready to get on the Internet.


Connect using the Control Panels:

If you don't have a Control Strip on your Desktop, there is a second way to get connected.

First, open Remote Access.  Click on Apple -> Control Panels -> Remote Access.

The Remote Access screen will open up, as pictured below.

Once Remote Access is open, click the Connect button at the bottom.


Connect Automatically:

Continuing from the screenshot above, click on the Options button.  The following screen appears:

For Remote Access, the Protocol tab has an option to "Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications".  Placing a check-mark here will make it so that Remote Access will dialup to the Internet any time you open an Internet program, such as Internet Explorer or Outlook Express.


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