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Setting up TransACT on Mac OS X

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Below are the step-by-step instructions to set up your Mac OS X machine on the TransACT VDSL network. This guide is only applicable if you have a single Mac OS X machine connected directly to the TransACT equipment or supplied Ethernet wall-socket.

This guide does not apply when using a purchased router unless it is in "Bridged Mode". Please refer to your router manual and setup guide

If you experience any problems, please contact Grapevine Technical Support on 13 35 00 (option 3)

1) Choose "System Preferences..." from the apple menu.
System preferences menu screenshot for Mac OS X
2) Under Internet and Network category, choose Network from the View menu.
Internet and Network screenshot for Mac OS X
3) Choose Active Network Ports or Network Port Configurations from the "Show" drop-down menu ("Advanced" from the "Configure" pop-up menu prior to Mac OS X 10.1).
Network screenshot for Mac OS X
4) Be sure that the checkbox for Built-in Ethernet is selected.
Port configurations screenshot for Mac OS X
5) Drag Built-in Ethernet to the top of the Port Configurations list to make it the preferred, or primary, network interface.
Port configurations list screenshot for Mac OS X
6) Choose Built-in Ethernet from the "Show" drop-down menu.
Port configurations list screenshot for Mac OS X
7) Click the PPPoE tab.
PPPoE screenshot for Mac OS X
8)
  • Be sure the checkbox for "Connect using PPPoE" is selected.
  • Enter in the Account Name field as username@grapevine.com.au.
  • If you choose to save your password, try retyping it to be sure that it is correct.
Network PPPoE settings screenshot for Mac OS X
9)
  • Click the TCP/IP tab. Make sure your screen looks like the one below.
  • Click Apply Now.

Network TCP/IP settings screenshot for Mac OS X
8)

At the top of the screen, click on the Internet Connect icon and then click Connect.

PPPoE connect screenshot for Mac OS X

The status will change from "Idle" to "Connecting".

Built-in Ethernet screenshot for Mac OS X
 
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