Dial-up Modem Access
Everyone who accesses the Internet at Penn State has two choices: to connect by a backbone connection or to connect by a modem and phone line.
Generally, backbone connections are used on campus, while modems are used off-campus. If you are living in a residence hall, apply for an backbone connection; see Residence Hall Connections for information. If you are using a modem in your office, check with your local computer support person to see if a backbone connection is available.
Access to ITS's Internet services requires a Penn State Access Account. For information about the Penn State Access Account, why you need it, and how to obtain it, please see the Penn State Access Account Web page.
If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the ITS Help Desks for assistance.
WARNING: You are responsible for all charges associated with use of dial-up phone numbers.
ITS tests systems every day between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. During this time, one or more services may not be available.