3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2009 10:08 PM by David Doukidis
Naruu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi Apple users,
Could an one tell me which USB wireless internet Modems support MAC OS X leopard 10.5.6 macbooks? Could you also tell me which one is the best and efficient USB modem for the MAC books? You help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Regards,
Naresh

Macbook 13" 2.4G, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • 1. Re: USB wireless Modems for MAC
    direwolf8 Level 4 Level 4 (1,280 points)
    You'll need to clarify what you're looking for. Do you need an actual phone-line modem? There are boxes you can connect to wirelessly and then dial out, but they're not as popular as they used to be. Likewise, are you looking for a phone line modem for the MacBook? Apple has one they officially support -- I think it's actually made by US Robotics.

    What do you mean by "efficient"? Lowest power consumption? Best speed? Least heat?

    If you're looking for what the cable and DSL providers call a "modem", nobody can recommend one until they know what you plan to connect it to. Most of them are actually routers or bridges, and not real modems (modulator-demodulator).
  • 2. Re: USB wireless Modems for MAC
    Naruu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello, Thanks a lot for the reply. I am looking for the good or high speed wireless internet connection with out the phone line. I am ooking for a USB wireless modems provided by companies like TATA, Airtel, an Idea etc. I am lloking for a wireless USB modem for internet coonection in Andhra Pradesh. Efficient means high speed internet. Could you please answer me about it if you have any idea? Thanking you for the previous mail Bye,
    Regards,
    Naresh.N
  • 3. Re: USB wireless Modems for MAC
    David Doukidis Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    The modems from Huawei have Mac drivers, as do the Novatel ones.

    Make sure it has HSDPA for high speed downloads. You can buy them unlocked on eBay, or they may be free from your service provider when subscribing to the required 3G service.