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2594 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2009 3:39 PM by sig
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2009 3:40 PM (in response to Stefan G. Bucher)"...Now the application that runs my wireless broadband modem starts up, recognizes the modem, which is getting reception and shows up on Sprint's network (their tech support confirms), but asks for my admin password, noting that it's necessary for "system.privilege.admin"..."
What application is needed to run a modem? Why is it needed? MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2009 4:20 PM (in response to sig)The application is called Sprint SmartView. Why is it needed is a question to which I don't have the answer. It's a dumb little app that basically boils down to one button: CONNECT / DISCONNECT. YOu can't enter any settings, nothing.G5 Dual 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 8 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2009 9:23 PM (in response to Stefan G. Bucher)What happens if you don't use the application? Must you use this modem? What other modems does the ISP support? MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2009 9:29 PM (in response to sig)Hi Sig. It's a wireless broadband modem -- a Sierra Wireless Compass 597 to be exact -- looks like a USB thumb drive, basically. So I don't have the option of just plugging in a different gizmo, sadly. I've not tried using this one without their software.G5 Dual 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 8 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2009 4:01 AM (in response to Stefan G. Bucher)OK, now I get what it is. I had a Sprint EVDO 720. The only app I got from sprint was an installer to install a modem script. OS X (Tiger at the time) recognized the modem so a driver wasn't needed. Once installed I set up the modem using System Preferences, created a new location that I called Sprint 720. Search on Google for the set up. The phone number is 777 but after that I forget...sorry. MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2009 5:41 AM (in response to sig)Ah! Very interesting! I hadn't thought to circumvent the provided application entirely. -- Well, look at that! That did the trick! Thank you, Sig.
Here is the configuration for future reference:
Telephone Number: #777
Account name: (field left blank)
Password: (field left blank)
Advanced > Modem Tab:
Model: EVDO Support
Enable error correction and compression in modem (checked)
Dial Mode: Ignore dial tone when dialing
The rest of the settings I left alone.
I'm still curious how to address the system.privilege.admin issue, but my actual problem is solved. Thank you for your help! I appreciate it.G5 Dual 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 8 GB RAM