The following describes how to connect to the Internet using a Novatel Wireless 3G modem and an Apple® computer running: Macintosh OS X v10.6 or greater.
These drivers are applicable to Mac OS X 10.4.1 and greater, but setup is different. Instructions for Leopard, Tiger and Panther computers are covered in another document.
Before you can connect to service provider with a Novatel Wireless modem, you will need the following:
1. Power on your Apple®::computer.
2. Close all open files / applications because you will need to reset your computer to complete installation.
4. Unzip the file and run the installer package - 3G_Drivers_v3.0.13-PS.pkg
5. Installation Steps
In this section, you will configure the modem network connection settings.
1. Make sure the card is completely inserted.
2. Select System Preferences from the Apple () menu.
4. In the Network window,
Select Novatel Wireless Device (Skip to Step 5).
6. In the Network window, select Advanced to configure Modem to connect to network.
Enter APN | OK
Open Network Preferences and select Novatel Wireless device, configuration and click Connect.
Once you are connected to the Internet, you can use any Internet application, such as Safari, Firefox, Mail, and iChat, to surf the Internet, check email, and connect using VPN, etc.
To remove Novatel Wireless Modem files from your machine, delete the following files (requires Administrator permissions):
Display WWAN icon in menu bar is not functional in Snow Leopard 10.6
After Installation the Novatel Wireless Device is not detected
After installation the Novatel Wireless Device shows in Network window but will not connect.Solution
Unable to use multiple Novatel Wireless devices in the same computer.
When multiple technologies or carrier devices are plugged in on the same system, multiple profiles are created by the system. The profiles are not locked to a specific device. When user plugs in one of the devices in the future, it is possible that wrong Network profile gets selected and the connection fails.
Modem State Information
The State of the LED on your modem is a great troubleshooting aid to determine the operating state of your modem. Below are LED State tables for the 9xx, 8xx and 7xx modem families.