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Some Services Cause Modem to Connect  

Mac OS X: Some Services Cause Modem to Connect
 
Some services may make the modem to connect to the Internet.
 
This occurs when you have set up your computer to connect to the Internet automatically when a TCP/IP application needs to get on the 'Net. Certain applications or services, such as Web Sharing (Apache) and Windows Sharing, may look for a TCP/IP connection, causing your modem to dial. To avoid this, use Network preferences to change your PPP or PPPoE Options:
 
For a PPP connection
  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click Network.
  3. From the Show menu ("Configure" menu prior to Mac OS X 10.1), choose Internal Modem.
  4. Click the PPP tab, then PPP Options.
  5. Deselect the checkbox for "Connect automatically when needed" (or in earlier Mac OS X versions, "Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications").
  6. Click OK, then click Apply Now.
 
For a PPPoE connection
  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click Network.
  3. From the Show menu ("Configure" menu prior to Mac OS X 10.1), choose Built-in Ethernet or AirPort.
  4. Click the PPPoE tab, then PPPoE Options.
  5. Deselect the checkbox for "Connect automatically when needed" (or in earlier Mac OS X versions, "Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications").
  6. Click OK, then click Apply Now




 

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