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Mac OS X Setup Guide

Installation Instructions: Mac OS X Setup Guide for the Novatel Wireless Modems

Introduction

These installation notes cover a number of models of modems, laptops and Mac OS X versions 10.4.1 and above.

Apple has built-in WWAN support for some Novatel Wireless modems on some versions of OS and processors. In cases where WWAN support is not available, users may use the Modem manager with Novatel Wireless Drivers.

It is important to know the processor in your Mac and the version of the Mac OS X .

  • To find out this information, click on the Apple (top left corner) and select "About This Mac".

It is recommended that

  • Mac OS X 10.4.x (Tiger) users upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4.11.
  • Mac OS X 10.5.x (Leopard) users upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5.7.
  • Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) users upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion) users upgrade to latest version.

Please use the links in these tables ( Intel or PowerPC Processors) to help you navigate to the correct instructions for your equipment.

Mac Products with Intel Processor

Technology
Style
Device
Apple Drivers Novatel Wireless Driver
Leopard
Tiger
Lion
 

Snow

 
Leopard
Leopard
Tiger
10.5.7
10.4.11
10.7.x 10.6.8
10.5.7
10.4.11

W-CDMA

  • HSPA
  • HSUPA
  • HSDPA
  • UMTS
ExpressCard
XU870
Y
--
--
X950D
Y
--
--
PCCard
U730
U740
--
--
Y
USB
MC930D
MC935D
MC950D
MC990D
--
--
Y
MC996D
MC998D
--
--
Y
MC545
MC547 
-- -- Y      
MC679 -- --        

MiFi

driver not required for WiFi connection

MiFi2352
MiFi2372
--
--
Y
MiFi3352
MiFi3372 
WiFi only WiFi only WiFi only WiFi only WiFi only WiFi only

CDMA

  • EVDO Rev A
  • EVDO Rev 0
  • 1xRTT
ExpressCard
V640
XS620
XV620
Y
--
--
EX720
MX720
V740
Y
--
--

Combo

C777
PC770 

-- -- Y Y Y Y
PCCard
S620
V620
Y
S720
V720
 
USB
MCD3000
U720
USB720
Y
MC727
U727
USB727
--
--
Y
MC760
U760
USB760
--
--
Y
MC551
USB551L 
-- -- Y Y Y Y

MiFi

driver not required for WiFi connection

MiFi 2200
--
--
Y
MiFi4081
MiFi4510
MiFi4620L 
WiFi only WiFi only WiFi only WiFi only WiFi only WiFi only

Items with 'A' normally Auto Detect with Apple drivers even if Novatel Wireless Drivers installed.

Mac Products with Power PC Processor

Technology
Style
Device
Apple Drivers Novatel Wireless Driver v 3.0.13
Leopard Tiger Leopard Tiger
10.5.6 10.4.11 10.5.6 10.4.11

W-CDMA

  • HSPA
  • HSUPA
  • HSDPA
  • UMTS
ExpressCard
XU870
--
--
X950D
--
--
PCCard

U730
U740

USB

MC930D
MC935D
MC950D
MC990D

--
--
MiFi
driver not required for WiFi connection

MiFi2352
MiFi2372

--
--

CDMA

  • EVDO Rev A
  • EVDO Rev 0
  • 1xRTT
ExpressCard
V640
XS620
XV620

--
--
EX720
MX720
V740
--
--
PCCard
S620
V620
S720
V720
--
--
USB
MCD3000
U720
USB720
--
--
MC727
U727
USB727
--
--
MC760
U760
USB760
--
--
MiFi
driver not required for WiFi connection
MiFi2200
--
--

Items with 'A' normally Auto Detect with Apple drivers even if Novatel Wireless Drivers installed.