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15681 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2009 11:45 AM by philg1824
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2009 12:42 PM (in response to Tim Haigh)Thanks for reply. I have searched and indeed I found a solution for the Three ZTE MF627 dongle. The Huawei modem is faster and hence I want to get this one to work but cannot, hence the requestMac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2009 9:45 AM (in response to Tim Haigh)Tim, thanks for the prompt and helpful response. I had not used that one and it looks really good. I downloaded it, uzipped it and it installed. I then connected the huawei modem and tried to connect but got " not phone service detected, try your phone line and try reconnecting. The light on the modem was originally green and had turned to a steady blue. I tried running the installation system on the 3 comm modem and it mentions it is installing another driver. How to I check the dongle is using the new snow leopard driver. The system still works with the original slower modem when I swop the sim card back over. Your assistance is much appreciated.
PhilMac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2009 10:24 AM (in response to philg1824)remember to setup the apn on modem as per your provider details.
I just use the driver not the 3rd party software.
once the driver is installed I rebooted my mac plugged in my huawei modem.
Then open network prefs.
I created a new network location and called it HSDPA.
My modem was recognised as a network port. So removed all the other ports, airport, ethernet etc
My provider is t-mobile
So I created a modem configuration called t-mobile but that is not necessary.
(the following details may be provider specfic'
telephone number *99#
account name blank
check the box 'show modem status in menu bar'
Then i click 'advanced'
in the modem tab
Vendor : other
Model : HUAWEI Mobile Connect 3 G modem
leave everything else as default click ok
I apply this setup, then from the menubar click the phone icon and choose connect
worked first time for me.Mac Mini 2009 2ghz, Leopard Server 10.5.6 ; MacBookPro13inch, Mac OS X (10.6), Be Pro 24megabit ADSL2+
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2009 11:42 AM (in response to Tim Haigh)Thank you for the excellent instructions. I followed them but it still says phone service unavailable or similar. I wonder if it is because 3Comm have not activated the faster service with the Huawei modem, but have the slower service with the other 3Comm modem. I will check with them. (i moved from one contract of 3 gb a month download to the higher download 15gb and got a faster modem in the package. Sounds odd, but worth checking out.
Thanks for your help. Will update you when I get a reply and when it worksMac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2009 11:45 AM (in response to philg1824)Spoke to very helpful 3Comm guy. Suggested going to advanced settings and select network advanced ignore dial tone when dialing and use huwaie modem in model. Still did not work. When I selected 3 connect modem script it did work. Thanks for all your helpMac OS X (10.4.6)