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My Huawei E160 USB modem worked fine on Apple Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), but it does not work on Snow Leopard (10.6).

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This will probably work for other Huawei devices, not only for E160.

  • use Windows machine or mobile phone to disable SIM card PIN (will not work if PIN is not disabled)
    • for example, to disable PIN on iPhone (iOS 4.3.3): Settings > Phone > SIM PIN > OFF
  • insert SIM card into Huawei device
  • plug the device
  • when the disk image appears (named web'n'walk in my case) open it
  • right click on the application (named T-Mobile web'n'walk in my case)
  • click Show Package Contents
  • go to Contents/Resources and run Mobile_Connect_Drv_App.pkg (it crashed this time, I do not remember it crashing on another machine)
  • New network interfaces have been detected pop up appears saying DIAG and HUAWEI Mobile network interfaces are not set up
    • if the pop up does not appear, go to Network Preferences > + > Interface: HUAWEI Mobile > Service Name: HUAWEI Mobile > Create
  • click button Network Preferences in the pop up
  • select HUAWEI Mobile in Network window
  • enter *99# in Telephone Number
  • check Show modem status in menu bar (optional)
  • click button Connect
  • click button Apply in the warning pop up that appears

Source: huawei e160 not working in 10.6

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On Mac OS X 10.7 (and I guess 10.8) my first answer does not work. You have to download TOOL-DashboardInstaller V100R001B003.zip. Unzip the file and you will get DashboardInstaller.dmg and DashboardInstaller user manual.pdf. Install the dmg file following the instructions in the pdf file.

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