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).


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


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.

protected by BinaryMisfit Nov 22 '10 at 12:25

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