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I have a 17" Powerbook and wanted to use one of the 3G high speed PCMCIA cards from Orange or Vodaphone (up to 384Kbs!) However, none of them support Macs, what a surprise! (Actually, I think Vodaphone has something in the pipeline, but apparently the Orange coverage is much better?). Anyway, after some searching, I discovered Mobile High Speed for Mac OS - 3G Edition, an application that actually lets you use these cards. It's written by a company called Novamedia, and it's *very* expensive, but does exactly what it says and is really easy to use.
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Use the Orange or Vodaphone 3G PC cards
Authored by: Tobsen on Oct 11, '04 12:05:41PM

There is a free version Vodafone version of this software. In Germany you can get this here http://vodafone.de/hilfe_kundenservice/download/63052.html
Don't know for other countries.



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Use the Orange or Vodaphone 3G PC cards
Authored by: amjbrown on Oct 11, '04 03:45:48PM
I have been using the Orange 3G card on my PowerBook since the trial started. All it needs is a generic UMTS driver, and I used the one from here...Ross Barkman's Home Page. The site has changed a little since I used it, but try the generic Ericsson one first.

I have then used the OS X Locations functionality to allow me to easily switch between "WiFi", "Mobile", and "Emergency" (modem..eek). Works really well.

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Re: Use the Orange or Vodaphone 3G PC cards
Authored by: rkt on Oct 12, '04 08:49:52AM
tech-literate people might be interested in this:

Orange branded Novatel Merlin U530 3G datacard and Linux



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Use the Orange or Vodaphone 3G PC cards
Authored by: philip_the1 on Oct 12, '04 10:58:18AM

Vodaphone UK now supports Macs. CD-Rom which comes with the 3G card has the Novamedia Software on it–So don't buy as extra. I don't believe Orange does. I don't know if you have to tell them you are using on a Mac to get that version of the bundled software, but they asked me when I bought mine.



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