Huawei EC226 EVDO on a Mac
This is not really rocket science, but I thought I would put this up here for my future benefit as well as anyone that happens to stumble upon this site looking how to set up their EVDO connection.
As I understand it EVDO or EV-DO is the CDMA equivalent of HSDPA (3G) of the GSM networks. Here in Lagos where I am using it, it flies. Connection speeds of up to 3.1Mb/s and decent coverage means that I am never bored when I am stuck in the traffic going to Lekki for 2.5 hours!
Anyway here’s how you set it up:
The first thing that will happen when you are in network preferences and you plug the device in is that it will pick up the new network interface. Mine was named HUAWEI Mobile. You may also notice that when you plug it in it tries to mount a drive but fails. Don’t worry about that – just ignore it. The device has a small flash drive that stores the windows drivers.
Select the HUAWEI Mobile interface on the left and then click on advanced at the bottom right. On the modem tab select Generic Vendor and Dialup Device as the model. Click OK to return to the network preferences.
You should see a telephone number box – here you must put in #777 This seems to be the generic number to get connected. If you require a username and password then fill in the blanks.
Thats it. So easy. Now to connect go to the menu bar and you should see a little telephone icon – click and select “Connect HUAWEI Mobile”. 5 seconds later you should have high speed mobile access.
UPDATE for Snow Leopard