Mac OS X Leopard DHCP setup (10.5)

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This tutorial will show you how to set up a Sonic.net Broadband connection in OS X Leopard (10.5). These screenshots should work with Sonic.net DSL, Broadlink Wireless DSL, and Wireless Broadband Access, and demonstrate setting up OS X to use a DHCP connection. If you are using a Static-IP address connection, some of the settings may differ.

Note: If you previously had your Macintosh configured to automatically connect via dialup, you will want to ensure that your system is no longer set to "connect automatically when needed" ( Dialup Screenshots).

Click on the Apple menu and choose "System Preferences."

Click on the Apple menu and choose System Preferences

Click on the "Network" preference pane.

Click on the Network pane

Now click "Built-in Ethernet" from the left hand menu.

Click on the Network pane

  1. "Configure" should be set to "Using DHCP"
  2. "IP address," "Subnet Mask," and "Router" will all be assigned dynamically using DHCP
  3. "DNS Servers" should be assigned using DHCP, but can also be set manually to "208.201.224.11, 208.201.224.33"
  4. "Search Domains" should be assigned using DHCP but can be set manually to "sonic.net"

Use the TCP/IP settings recommended above

Click on the DNS tab. "DNS Servers" should be assigned using DHCP, but can also be set manually by clicking the " " and adding "208.201.224.11" and "208.201.224.33".

Make sure thaat Connect using PPPoE is unchecked

Click on the Appletalk tab. Appletalk works over your Sonic.net broadband connection, but use of this service is not supported by Sonic.net technical support. Please click the "?" button in the lower-right-hand-corner of the "Network" window for information about Appletalk.

Appletalk works with Sonic.net but is not supported

Click on the "Proxies" tab next. Sonic.net does not require any specific proxy settings.

No proxies needed.

Click on the "Ethernet" settings next. Keep this set to "Automatically" unless you want to configure the advanced ethernet settings. For more information on these settings, press the "?" button in the lower-right-hand-corner of the "Network" window.

Leave Ethernet set to Automatically or consult the help documentation

That's it, you're done! Just press "OK" then "Apply Now" to save the changes you have made. For more information about Mac OS X please see the help documentation found within the help menu at the top of the screen.

Other Versions of Mac OS X

Mac OS X Tiger Broadband settings (10.4)

Mac OS X Panther Broadband setup (10.3)