6478 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2012 8:23 AM by CharlesCheesman
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2011 8:10 AM (in response to invasiveIrenics)Same problem here, brand new MBP 15" will not recognise the modem. GREAT!MacBook Pro 15" 2.16 Duo-Core, Mac Pro 2.8 Quad-Core, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2011 8:45 PM (in response to Bluey1980)it gets worse: when I try tethering my iphone to the MBP via USB eventually the whole system crashes.
There seems to be a problem with the USB controllers or something.
How can I find the crash reports so that I can post them? OS X generated two of them which may provide insight to the technically minded.MacBook Pro 2.0GHz 2011, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2011 12:44 AM (in response to invasiveIrenics)Found a way around the problem, not ideal but it works.
I downloaded the Vodafone drivers here: http://www.business.vodafone.com/site/bus/public/enuk/support/10productsupport/laptop_connectivity/40_software/software/10_latest/pmac.jsp
Installed them which in turn adds the modem into your Network Services in System Prefs > Network.
From there you can manually set up the 3 Mobile account. Under the ZTEUSBModem add the following info:
Telephone number: *99#
Account Name: username
Click connect and it should do the trick.
I deleted all the vodafone software off after and it still works fine. *do not uninstall though or you'll lose the drivers*
Hope that helps.MacBook Pro 15" 2GHz Quad-Core i7, Mac Pro 2.8 Quad-Core, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2011 1:42 AM (in response to Bluey1980)hey thanks a heap for that, it's worked so now i no longer need to rely on tethering my iphone
i just have this annoying antenna to contend with now on the menu thingy...
where could i find the drivers? maybe i can store them somewhere and uninstall this application completely
but regardless, thanks!MacBook Pro 2.0GHz 2011, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2011 2:03 AM (in response to invasiveIrenics)You can turn that antenna icon off using the Vodafone software, providing you haven't deleted it! If you have just reinstall again and open the software it's under preferences I think.MacBook Pro 15" 2.16 Duo-Core, Mac Pro 2.8 Quad-Core, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2011 6:57 AM (in response to Bluey1980)100% mate, works a treat, cheers
Brand new to Mac (previously WinXP) and was a bit annoyed at the 3 USB dongle not playing ball with my shiny new "toy"
Other forums I have looked through just blaming 2011 hardware "issues" (without solution) even though it is actually recognised in Profiler.
Anyway good to see there is an easy workaround and even better, once Vodafone software (more importantly - drivers) installed the "3 Connect Setup" software then recognises it and manual configuration is unnecessaryMBP13 i5 2.3, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to invasiveIrenics)
Just wanted to say a big thanks. Was having real problems but this solved it almost immediately.