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Question Does Wireless Broadband work OK with Vodafone UK? - 01-25-2010, 06:10 PM

Hi,

The title say it all really!

Last year I took advantage of Dell's free offer of a Mobile Broadband card and a 60 day trial of Vodafone, which I later 'signed up' for under an 18 month contract.

It all (of course!) works fine under Windows 7, but I would like to be re-assured that it will still 'work' OK once I 'hackintosh' my Mini 10v, and am (hopefully) running Snow Leopard 10.6.2.

This probably only really applies to UK customers, so hopefully someone 'over here' will have tried it!


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Default 01-29-2010, 01:10 PM

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download the drrive from vodafone? I'm about to install osx on my mini 9, and will be using this.
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Default 01-29-2010, 01:51 PM

Thanks for your reply Mark... I will be very interested to hear how you get on.

I haven't quite got to the final stage of 'Hackintoshing' my Mini 10v yet, as I would like to ensure that the majority of my 'hardware' is fully compatible first.

It is also my intention to 'flash' my Dell 1510 Wi-Fi card to an 'Airport Extreme' as outlined here, but that is still on my 'to-do' list also!


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Default 01-30-2010, 09:54 AM

next weekend is X-hour. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Default 02-01-2010, 07:54 PM

I got itchy fingers & installed OSX via 'method 3'. I installed the Vodafone package & re-booted. Waited & waited (so s-l-o-w compared to win 7). It cant find the card so no luck. Not helped that regular wifi is dead as well!

EDIT - Plugged into my router with a cable (how quaint) & downloaded the 1/2 GB upgrade for 10.6 & re-created the bootloader, still no joy. Vodafone s/w can't see the card, and airport is still shagged. Network Setup Assistant is an oxymoronic name.
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Default 02-01-2010, 11:52 PM

Hi Mark,

Sorry to hear it didn't work!

Which Vodafone package was it you actually installed?... I hadn't realised that they did a Mac one also.

It would be good if you could get the 'normal' Wi-Fi working though... I have a Dell 1510 card in mine, and my thoughts were to 'rebrand' it as an 'Airport Extreme' card following the guide here... which is also discussed in this thread!

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Default 02-02-2010, 08:22 AM

I've got it working, using the modem script from here and the OSX Network Preference tool. it's all a bit clunky, but as I cant get airport to work (I suspect it's because I had wifi & bluetooth turned off under windows before installing OSX), it'll have to do.
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Default 02-02-2010, 08:47 AM

Well done... I am probably being a bit 'thick', but which modem script are you actually refering to here?

Do you mean the one you mentioned in your earlier post #2?

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Default 02-02-2010, 11:45 AM

the script etc. is explained here: HOWTO: Using mobile broadband / WWAN module in OSX
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Default 02-02-2010, 12:07 PM

Thanks again... I didn't even think of looking in the 'Guides' section... doh!


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