To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Mac App Store Speciality level out of ten: All replies Drop Down menu. Uplink speeds are slower, of course. When you insert the USB modem, an installation for a Connection Manager is started which installs the required drivers and an application to manage the aircard connection. The results are pretty impressive. Also, when hooked back to real Internet, I can’t get into the top-up page.

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Moey Labs » Using a Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go on Mac OS X

Did you download the software package that is specific for your operating system broadbqnd2go the Novatel website? Perhaps it is not ready yet, but they must be getting close!!

Also did the modem work on the Windows computer that you activated the modem on? When you insert the USB modem, an installation for a Connection Manager is started which installs the required drivers and an application to manage the aircard connection.

Once I followed the process to activate the modem on the Broadbznd2go PC, I was then able to take it out and put it into my Mac and make things work. Run it and restart, then launch the Broadband2Go software from your Applications folder. Oct 6, When you try to add an interface in the networking control panel, there is no option for adding the Novatel device.


Another device or model may work but it has not be confirmed. It rejects my PIN. Aug 29, Mav sure that no other network devices like your ethernet port or Airport have an active network connection, otherwise your computer may use one of these devices for an internet connection in lieu of your mobile broadband device. In the end, my account was closed, but my opinion of Virgin Mobile, although somewhat appealing, is now questionable. Starts to load other sites and then redirects to Virgin.

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I haven’t tried installing the drivers on her computer. I don’t know if it has anything to do with already having another Novatel 3G wireless card. I noticed back in September that the State Fairgrounds was lit up and providing some nice download speeds. For example, I purchased a 20 dollar top up card from Best Buy, added the top up card pin number to my account, and then associated the funds from the top up card with the 20 dollar “data plan”.

These instructions have been written to work with a MC mobile broadband device from Virgin Mobile. I was able to do this on an WindowsXP machine in about 15 minutes. Oct 13, 2: I also plan to use it with my MacBook Pro.

The application interface is complemented by a special menu item. I did manage to get the modem to connect to the Sprint network, but attempts to surf the web were filled with errors and lots of slowness.


Is the pc absolutely necessary and if so do you need to also install the drivers on the pc? I thought I would activate it using my Mac, but what I found out is that when you insert the USB modem into a USB port on your Mac, it will automatically start the installation of the modem drivers. The drivers simply do not recognize the device. Install and follow instructions from the manual. Top off or add credit to your account and associate it with a “data plan”.

I decided to try the device out to see how it holds up on my new MacBook — a late 2. Looking at my personal notes, I was able to install the Novatel interface after running the software that was included on the USB stick. Unfortunately, some locations in which we install do not have an internet connection that is easily accessible.

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Setting up the MC for activation and use is trivial. The website should now report data remaining and expiration date.

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