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Installation Instructions: Mac OS X (Leopard) with Novatel Wireless Drivers for EVDO modems-3.0.13


The following describes how to connect to the Internet using a Novatel Wireless EVDO modem and an Apple® computer running: Macintosh OS X v10.5.1 or greater. It is recommended that you update to the latest version for best performance.


Before you can connect to service provider with a Novatel Wireless modem, you will need the following:

  • An active account with a service provider
  • A Novatel Wireless activated EVDO modem
    • PC Card Models - S620, V620, S720, V720
    • ExpressCard34 Models - V640, XS620, XV620, EX720, MX720, V740
    • USB Models - MCD3000, U720, USB720, MC727, U727, USB727, MC760, U760, USB760, CC760, CC777
    • MiFi Model - MiFi2200
  • An Apple®: computer with the appropriate device interface (PC Card, ExpressCard34 or USB)

Setting Up Your Equipment

  1. Power on your Apple®::computer.
  2. Close all open files / applications because you will need to reset your computer to complete the installation.
  3. Download
  4. Unzip the file and run the installer package - 3G_Drivers_v3.0.13-PS.pkg
  5. Installation Steps

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    Package Agreement
    Select Destination, Installation Type

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  6. Insert the modem into the computer.

Setting Up the Network Connections

In this section, you will configure the TCP/IP, PPP, and modem network connection settings.

    1. Make sure the card is completely inserted.
    2. Select System Preferences from the Apple () menu.
      • System Preferences menu
    3. Click the Network button in the System Preferences window.
      • choose network
    4. In the Network window, select Novatel Wireless Device 
      Note: If this is the 1st time the device has been seen, you may have a pop-up window indicating "New Interface detected".

      or if Novatel Wireless device does not exist click '+' to add.
      • Select Interface
    5. Now create a configuration.


  1. In the Network window, select Advanced to configure Modem to connect to network.
    • Ensure the Vendor is Novatel and Model is CDMA, then click on OK
  2. Click Apply for the new settings to take effect.

Managing Connectivity

  • Go to the Apple Menu  > System Preferences > Network
  • Select Novatel Wireless device on the left 
  • Then choose either Connect or Disconnect


 Uninstalling the Novatel Wireless Modem Software

To remove Novatel Wireless Modem files from your machine, delete the following files (requires Administrator permissions):