Installing Mobile Broadband Modem
How do I install Mobile Broadband modem on Windows XP?
Please follow these steps to install Mobile Broadband modem on Windows XP.
1. Insert the Mobile Broadband MODEM into an available USB port on the PC, Windows will detect the new hardware automatically as a removable storage device and install the drivers .
2. Pop –up window will appear.
3. Click the Next button.
4. Read the License Agreement -> Click the button I Agree if you are agree with the given terms and conditions.
5. Click the Browse button -> Select the location that you need to install the Optus Wireless Broadband.
6. Click the Next button.
7. Select an existing Start Menu Folder OR create a New Folder to make a shortcut for the Optus Wireless Broadband program.
8. Click the Install button. This will launch the Optus Wireless Broadband application on your PC.
9. Click the Finish button. Then the set up window will disappear.
10. Go to the location that you have created the shortcut for the Optus Wireless Broadband program. (e.g. Desktop)
11. Double click the Icon to open the window.
12. Go to the Menu bar -> Click Tools -> Select Options from the drop down menu.
13. This will display the Options window.
14. Click Profile Management option. Sometimes you may see a already created profile named Wireless BB.
15. Select this profile -> Click the Delete button.
16. Then click the New button -> Fill the fields as shown in the below image.
17. Click the Save button.
18. The button Set As Default will be enabled once you save the created profile.
19. Click the Set As Default button -> Click the OK button. Then the following window will be appeared.
20. Click the Connect button. This will connect your PC to the Internet.
How do I install Mobile Broadband modem on MacOS?
For version 10.0-10.5
1. Insert the Mobile Broadband MODEM (E160)into an available USB port on the PC, OS will detect the new hardware automatically as a removable storage device and install the drivers. Remove and reinsert the E160 MODEM if it is taking more than 30 seconds to appear.
2. This will open the Wireless BB window
3. Double click the Wireless Broadband icon to open the Installation window
4. Read the License Agreement -> Click the Continue button -> Click the button I Agree if you are agree with the given terms and conditions.
5. You will need to select the drive on which to install – in most cases you can just click on Macintosh HD and then click the Continue button.
6. Click the Upgrade button.
7. Enter the User name and Password -> Click the OK button.
8. This will start installing the software
9. You will receive confirmation once the installation is completed. Simply click on the Close once you receive this confirmation. This will automatically launch the client.
10. Once the client launches, you will be asked to type in the SIP code. Type in BROADBAND (All letters is capital) -> Click the OK button.
11. The client will be launched and detects the MODEM and SIM card.
12. You will see that the software has detected the MODEM and SIM card. The bottom left shows that it has connected to the Optus WCDMA network – this indicates you are now ready to connect. Remember it may also connect to Mobile Broadband or a slower network, depending on what coverage is in the area. Simply click on the Connect button. This will connect your PC to the Internet.
- This is the procedure for installing a Mobile Broadband service onto an Apple Macintosh computer running MacOS and this does not apply to a MacOS machine running a version of Microsoft Windows, nor has it been tested on “Hackintosh” machines – ie. a PC running MacOS – however it is extremely unlikely you will ever come across the latter as this setup is not common.
- These information based around a Huwaei E160 MODEM on a machine running MacOS X 10.4. The basic principles should be the same for an E160 MODEM running on any version of MacOS X from 10.3 upwards.
- It is recommended that any previous Broadband software be removed from the machine before installation, as well as any references to the Huwaei software found in the “Applications” folder on the hard drive, as it has been found that some of this software can cause conflicts that may prevent our Broadband service from working correctly. Any “Internet Connect” or “Network Connect Utility” programs found in the “Applications” folder are not to be deleted – these have nothing to do with the Optus software, these are part of the operating system.
Configuring Huawei E160e USB 3G modem on Snow Leopard
Upon connecting the dongle,
Go to System Preferences --> Network ------ >Click the + button.
And add the HUAWEI Mobile (HUAWEIMobile-Modem)
Select Huawei Mobile-Modem driver (not Pcui), name your service to whatever you want, click OK.
In the Telephone number type *99#, click advanced. (if *99# doesn't work, try *99***1#)
select "GPRS (GSM/3G)"
The APN is the Access Point Name for the modem. Without this name it cannot connect to the network.
DNS, WINS, PROXIES and PPP can all be left in default if you want.
The 3G SIM authenticates itself when it logs into the network, so no password necessary.
Click Apply, then click "connect".
In the modem selection screen (advance tab), if you select "others", Huawei driver (path included), it WON'T WORK. Tired that for an hour today, I think because the APN was not in the terminal script (as the application failed to install).
Unless you want to write your own (there are guides on the net that give you terminal scripts for Linux), stick with this one. The CID is always 1.
There is no need to login, as long as you are connected using your 3G USB dongle.
If you have "show modem status in the menu bar" ticked you can use it to connect instead of going to the Network preferences to connect.