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Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) software release

At last!  Here’s the long-awaited update from Vodafone to allow your data cards and USB modems to work with Leopard.
You can download the software from here. 
Here’s the list of supported devices:
VODAFONE
USB modems
E272     HSUPA 7.2 Mbit/s
E172     HSUPA 7.2 Mbit/s
HUAWEI
PC data cards
E618       3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS 1.8 Mbit/s
E620       3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS 1.8 Mbit/s
E630       3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS 3.6 Mbit/s
E660A     3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS 7.2 […]

Posted by fatcat on January 11th, 2008

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Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support

Here’s a statement from Vodafone regarding Leopard support for data cards and USB modems:
Leopard is not currently supported by Vodafone Mobile Connect for Mac. A version to support OS X 10.5 is in development and should be available by mid-November 2007.
Note: You may experience difficulties using Vodafone Mobile Connect Cards and USB […]

Posted by fatcat on November 1st, 2007

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Apple Mac users - device choices

Following on from a debate over at PC Pro, here’s a list with the connectivity options for all you Apple Mac users out there:
PowerBook 15″/17″
PC card slot, can use the ExpressCards with the supplied adaptor, or a USB modem
PowerBook 12″, iBook, MacBook
No slot, so the USB modem must be used
MacBook Pro
Either ExpressCard or […]

Posted by fatcat on August 31st, 2007

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Apple iChat and data cards

I’ve struggled for months to get Apple’s iChat AV working with my data card. I can connect ok, but whenever I try to initiate or join a video conference it just refuses to play. I finally found a fix last night - open up ichat, go to preferences, accounts, server settings - change […]

Posted by fatcat on July 20th, 2007

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Mac OS 2.07 dashboard released

Vodafone have just released an updated version of their dashboard software for Mac OS X users, bringing support for new Option and Huawei devices - including 7.2Mbps HSDPA devices, HSUPA devices and ExpressCards. Here’s the list of devices now supported:
PC Cards:
Option HSDPA/3G/EDGE/GPRS “GT Max” 7.2 Mbit/s Ready
Option HSDPA/3G/EDGE/GPRS “Fuji-Lite” 7.2 Mbit/s Ready
ExpressCards:
Option HSDPA/3G/EDGE/GPRS […]

Posted by fatcat on July 6th, 2007

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Apple build in support for HSDPA

Apple’s Mac OS X updater has just popped up on my laptop and I noticed they’re now building in support for the latest Novatel data devices into thier OS. Here’s a description of the update:
The WWAN Support Update v1.0 provides SW support for the following WWAN products:
Available on the Cingular network:
Novatel Merlin XU870 ExpressCard […]

Posted by fatcat on February 25th, 2007

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