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Thread: My 3G USB dongal doesn't work with my new Mac Pro

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    Jul 19, 2012
    My 3G USB dongal doesn't work with my new Mac Pro
    Hello everyone, first time Mac user here.

    I just bought a Mac book Pro, and I have a HUAWEI Mobile Broadband E175 USB 3G dongal (aircard thing)

    Anyway, before I bought my Mac pro i was using Ubuntu and all worked fine, I plugged it in and set up the mobile broadband.
    But when I plug it into my new Mac Book Pro nothing happens, no installation posses pop up, all the installation stuff is within the the dongal, no cd with it.

    I searched in the connection set up but 'Mobile Broadband' connections don't even show in there.
    My Mac book pro came installed with Lion OS.
    I searched around with google and read lots of things for hours, tried many things to get it to work, installing drivers, JAVA but still nothing.

    I plug it in, sit and wait and nothing.

    Anyone can help with this?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    The Huawei may not be compatible with OS X. I'm surprised though if it works with Ubuntu (Linux drivers) I would have thought it would work with OS X. Unless you can find drivers that work or some kind of work around, you may have to invest in another 3G air card. T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon all have 3G air cards that work with OS X. Unfortunately, they're not cheap.

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    Member Since
    Jul 19, 2012
    I had a feeling that might be the case from reading sites about this.
    Looks like it worked with the OS before Lion but not with Lion.
    I guess I will go and take the Mac to an IT place and get them to test out some of their 3G dongals to see which one will work.

    I live in Thailand and I have seen lots of them in the IT stores, hoping one will be compatible.

    I may even go to the Mac store first to ask if they know of a work around first before though.

    Thanks for your quick reply, I will update this Thread once i have it sorted.

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    Member Since
    Jul 19, 2012

    It was the 3G dongal, in the Apple store we tried another make/model and all was fine.
    So ended buying a new one.

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