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ARCHIVED: Internet connections: Using dial-up

Important: On August 15, 2014, the IU Bloomington and IUPUI modem pools were retired. If you are affected by this retirement, you can find a new Internet service provider by searching online or in the yellow pages.

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Dial-up networking refers to the use of a modem and a telephone line to connect your computer to a larger network (e.g., the IU network). At IU, dial-up networking is one way to connect to the IU network from off campus. You can also reach the Internet and the IU network from off campus by using another Internet service provider (ISP).

Configuring your computer

The PPP Wizard or the "Connect to IU" software (available from IUware) will configure your Windows computer automatically to make a modem connection. Instructions on how to do this manually for Windows and Mac OS X are available below:

Phone numbers and modem pool information