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Topic # 55400 3-Jan-2010 01:49
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Im going to make this short and simple.


If you are using the Telecom supplied MF626 (I havent tried any other ZTE devices) then you are going to have issues running it under 64bit Snow Leopard using the Telecom Connection Manager.


Here's how I got it going;

1. Plug in the mobile data stick.

2. open the 'Telecom Modem' icon located on the Desktop or in Finder.

3. Right click 'Telecom Connection Manager' and click 'Show Package Contents'.

4. Navigate: Contents > Packages - then install 'app'

5. I downloaded the Vodafone Connection Manager from http://business.vodafone.com

6. unzipped and mounted the disk image.

7. Right click and select 'Show Package Contents'.


8. Navigate: Contents > Resources

9.  install whichever drivers you need, in this case for the MF626' ZTE Data Card Driver Installer.pkg'.


10. close all windows and dismount all volumes which were mounted during this (Including the 'Telecom Modem' volume.)

11. Remove the USB Modem.

12. Open the 'Telecom Connection Manager' and plug back in the modem.

From what I can tell, the 'Telecom Modem' volume will continue to mount each time you plug it in - however, it's just a matter of ejecting it, then it will initialize the modem.

Now everything should be all go. If not, restart your Mac and try opening the Connection Manager again and plugging the USB in.

 PS: don't try and use the Vodafone connection manager - I couldn't get it to work/work properly.

NOTE: For those who dont feel like going through that:
ZTE Driver
Telecom Connection Manager App


PS: Apologies for the numerous edits etc - been trying to rush this out so I can get to bed! :P





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  Reply # 286602 3-Jan-2010 05:18
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So the VF software has the ZTE drivers in it?

That means somewhere in the world VF sells that device as one of their own . . . ?

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  Reply # 286611 3-Jan-2010 09:18
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scottjpalmer: So the VF software has the ZTE drivers in it?

That means somewhere in the world VF sells that device as one of their own . . . ?


Correct, the Prepay Vodem is ZTE, not Huawei like the Vodem Pro.

I also can't believe my idea worked with this (well my idea didn't involve the "Show package contents" - Just installing the Vodafone Mobile Connect program for the ktexts) - But congrats :)




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  Reply # 286620 3-Jan-2010 10:22
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michaelmurfy:
I also can't believe my idea worked


Im happy to mention your name in the post if you like - but like I said earlier when i initially replied in the other thread, I was already downloading it after reading a PDF released by vodafone, when the email came in.


scottjpalmer:
So the VF software has the ZTE drivers in it?

That means somewhere in the world VF sells that device as one of their own . . . ?


You betcha.

This also means that Vodafone is ahead of nearly every mobile company in the world (and apparantly ahead of even ZTE, according to emails I've sent/recieved from them).

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  Reply # 286623 3-Jan-2010 10:36
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Weird, my Firefox has been having issues with Geekzone at the moment.

But I don't mind, I mealy suggested it ;)




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  Reply # 287351 6-Jan-2010 10:04
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Hi,

I can add that ZTE 626 drivers are available lots of places on the tubes. I have a MF627 3 network branded 626 from the UK, and the drivers I pulled were from the Australian ZTE site.

I use the manual dialler built into Snow Leopard/Leopard, and a utility called SurplusMeter to manage the data usage.

http://www.zte.com.au/main/Product_Downloads/MF626_downloads.htm
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2144779&tstart=165
http://www.skoobysoft.com/utilities/utilities.html

Also if it needs to be unlocked try this site for the cracker:

http://rapidshare.com/files/235523732/ZTE2.rar.html

Great thing about this modem is it works on Telecom and Vodafone 3G services (850 and 2100 MHz) so you can swap sims for coverage.

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