2854 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2009 3:39 PM by sig
"...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?
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.
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.