Power MAC internet setup for Redbird

Requirements: 9600 BPS or higher modem FreePPP 2.6.2 MacTCP in your control panel or Open Transport in your Mac's System Folder.

Open Transport will not work with operating systems prior to 7.5. Special Note: If you have Macintosh System 7.5.3, you will have Network Software Selector on your hard drive. This utility selects whether or not you wish to use Open Transport or the older MacTCP. You absolutely cannot have both MacTCP and Open Transport in your System Folder at the same time. If you choose to use Open Transport (recommended), the Network Software Selector will make MacTCP invisible. If you choose to use MacTCP, the Open Transport software will be disabled.

  1. Click on the telephone icon in the menu bar. If it doesn't appear in the menu bar, it should be in the control strip at the bottom left of your screen.

  2. Click on the telephone icon in the menu bar to select "Open FreePPP Setup"

  3. Select "Accounts".

  4. Select "New"
    Enter Redbird for the server name
    Enter the local access number 419-947-6707.
    Enter your username.
    Enter your password (case sensitive).

  5. Click "Connection" and select a speed for your modem. (usually either 38,400 or 57,600)

  6. Select "CTS & RTS (DTR) for flow control.
    In the modem init field you can enter AT&F or AT&F1. (If your modem fails to respond, or you get PPP timeout, try using the other string).

  7. Check to see your modem is turned on first and is hooked up correctly. Restart your Mac, then click on "OpenPPP Connection" in the menu bar. You are now ready to connect to Redbird.