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isosmama

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#91958 24-Oct-2011 21:31

Hi i live in Dunedin and bought a telcom mobile bband kit and tried to use it with my Macbook to no avail until someone told me the reason why it wasn't connecting was con telecom doesn't support Mac.  Is this true?

Had internet going on my laptop at a friends place.  They have wired Telecom and i just plugged the cable into my macbook.  So maybe its just the mobile.

Anyone know?

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codyc1515
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  #537034 24-Oct-2011 21:32
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Depends on the modem, what is the model number?
Works with my Telecom/ZTE MF636. 

isosmama

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  #537049 24-Oct-2011 21:59

It s a MF180 made by ZTE corp. I'm actually using it with my 2degrees sim card in it right now.

 
 
 
 


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  #537051 24-Oct-2011 22:02
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isosmama: It s a MF180 made by ZTE corp. I'm actually using it with my 2degrees sim card in it right now.

So its working? If not, ZTE has a downloads page here. You can find the latest drivers there. If you want to use it with a 2degrees SIM I think you need to change the APN settings but I may be wrong.

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  #537052 24-Oct-2011 22:02
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Works with my Telecom/ZTE MF636.


I have the same model and it works fine for me on my old Powerbook G4. ZTE site says it works on Mac - http://www.zte.co.nz/main/MF636.htm. Maybe check model specs on the manufacturer's website to see if yours is Mac compatible?

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  #537053 24-Oct-2011 22:04
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I'm actually using it with my 2degrees sim card in it right now.


I'd say check your APN settings if you're using a 2degrees SIM. I've used a T-Stick in Australia with Virgin Mobile by just changing the APN so it's not 'locked' to Telecom or anything like that.

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  #537131 25-Oct-2011 08:29
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Sorry I'm confused. Are you wanting to use the t-stick with a 2degrees SIm or you're wanting to use the t-stick with a XT SIM?

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  #537135 25-Oct-2011 08:36
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akia: Sorry I'm confused. Are you wanting to use the t-stick with a 2degrees SIm or you're wanting to use the t-stick with a XT SIM?


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If you are using a 2Degrees SIM it's not related to Telecom NZ in any way

 
 
 
 


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  #537153 25-Oct-2011 09:11
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If you are using it with a 2degrees SIM card and it works then it's not a Telecom problem. It's the APN configuration settings in the connection manager.





 

 

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  #537482 25-Oct-2011 22:40

It wouldn't work with the telecom sim card in it.

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  #537528 26-Oct-2011 07:44
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isosmama: It wouldn't work with the telecom sim card in it.


Did you check the APN's to make sure they were fine?

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  #537529 26-Oct-2011 07:47
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And does it show signal at all?




 

 

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  #537557 26-Oct-2011 09:07
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the apn for 2Degrees is internet from memory, if it asks for username and password web and web always work for me when using my 2110C via usb and my 10.4/5/6 machines




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  #537568 26-Oct-2011 09:30
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Correct, but the OP wants the Telecom. The APN should be "internet.telecom.co.nz".





 

 

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  #537973 26-Oct-2011 21:33
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Also, if its a ZTE modem, be wary that they are not very good at supporting 64bit Mac OS...





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