Originally Posted by SquireBlack
I've got Clear 4G "WiMax". It comes in the form of a USB Dongle, and some software (Clear Connection Manager (CCM) for Mac version 1.03.1033).
The CCM software appears not to recognize the device (it says "no device found" mostly, although sometimes it says "no network found".) The OS recognizes the device, and asks if one wants to open Network Preferences to configure it. Network preferences can't get its status.
Processor check is not the issue. I have had the same symptoms as you have, but now have CLEAR Connection Manager running on my Mini 10v (as I type this - I'm connected via CLEAR).
Here's what was required:
after I installed CCM software, I had trouble. I ran the uninstaller, then removed everything from the disk that had "CLEAR", "clearwire" or "beceem" in the name. CAREFUL doing this - I had almost nothing else installed on the Mini 10v, but looking at my Mac Book Pro, there are other things that install with "CLEAR" in the name.
I re-installed, inserted the USB device and looked at the full installer log. After install, I noted that the beceem kext hadn't loaded. You'll need to check if the kext has loaded by opening a terminal and doing:
sudo kextstatus | grep beceem
If you don't see a line of info like " 97 0 0x356a3000 0x31000 0x30000 com.beceem.BeceemAppleWiMAXAdapter (5.2.56d13) <73 68 12 11 10 9 7 5 4 3 1>" you don't have the kext loaded. If it's not loaded, do:
sudo kextload -v 2 /System/Library/Extensions/BeceemAppleWiMAXAdapter.kext
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/
(these 2 steps load the kext, then make the OS rebuild the kext cache).
On reboot, MAKE SURE USB LEGACY BIOS SUPPORT IS ENABLED.
I suggest you try CCM as an admin first. Once you have it working you can use with any user.
Login, open CCM and you should see "Searching for Network" within a second or two, then get connected.
You can use the connected network once any user is connected - don't use CCM simultaneously with multiple logged-in users. Log in with one, connect, then just use the network in general.
From my experiments this AM, you MUST have legacy USB support enabled for the WiMax adaptor to work reliably, and you MUST BOOT WITH THE DEVICE PLUGGED IN for it to work at all.
It may be that if you have Legacy USB support enabled and boot with the device inserted, you can install the CCM software without problem. I didn't try this.
I'm in Clear's Atlanta market, and the device I'm using is a Motorola USBw 25100. They've sold different adaptors before and since, so YMMV with a different adaptor. And of course, I'm on a Mini 10v on Mac OS 10.6.4. Only responded in the Mini 9 forum because the symptoms seemed like a match, and this was the thread I found most often when trying to troubleshoot this.
FYI, Clear makes sure you're authorized on their network by device, not by user/password. This means you probably can't buy a 3rd-party WiMax device and expect it to work at all. It may work technically, but you probably won't be able to authenticate.