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Installing Vodafone K3765-HV On Mac OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks

Vodafone LogoA Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV mobile broadband modem USB stick is easily installed on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Just use the following work around to get your Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV running on Mavericks. If you also have a Windows 8 / 8.1 PC, you install it following the Windows 8 / 8.1 instructions.

Finally, if the Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV is unlocked and voice functions are enabled, this modem USB stick is utilizable as a GSM Gateway on FRITZ!Box models which are capable for mobile broadband modem USB sticks, e.g. on a FRITZ!Box 7390.

I conducted the installation with the following set up:

  • Mac Book Pro 13” Mid 2012, upgraded from 4 to 16 GB memory
  • Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV modem USB stick (Hardware version  CD25TCPV, Chipset Qualcomm MSM6290, 7.2 Mbit/s via HSDPA, 5.75 Mbit/s via HSUPA) with micro SD slot for up to 8 GB and a hidden connector for external antenna (Specifications Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV):
  • Mobile Partner for Mac OS X 10.9 (software version, HUAWEI_DataCard_ClientSoftware_MAC-V200R003B015D02SP01C983)
  • Huawei Mobile Connect Driver for Mac (software version, update for MacBook air)
  • Note: For software updates click here and search for ‘Mac‘.

The work around on Mac OS X 10.9 is as follows :

  1. Download and install Huawei Mobile Connect Driver for Mac
    804.9 KiB

    Installing Huawei / Vodafone K3765 on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks: Installation of Huawei Mac OS driver

    Source: miApple.me

  2. Download and install Huawei Mobile Partner for Mac OS X 10.9
    36.3 MiB

    Installing Huawei / Vodafone K3765 on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks: Installation of Huawei Mobile Partner software

    Source: miApple.me

  3. Restart your Mac.
  4. Insert the SIM-card your K3765-HV, connect it to your Mac and skip installation of Vodafone Mobile Broadband software.
  5. Open Mobile Partner software and wait until the K3765 is detected.

    Installing Huawei / Vodafone K3765 on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks: K3765 is detected and SIM card accepted. Click on 'Connect' to establish the connection to the internet.

    Source: miApple.me

  6. If a connection profile is already prompted, click on ‘Connect‘. If the connection is successful, the ‘Connect‘-button turned into ‘Disconnect‘.

    Installing Huawei / Vodafone K3765 on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks: K3765 connected to the internet

    Source: miApple.me

  7. If no connection profile is displayed, go to ‘Tools‘, ‘Options‘, ‘Profile Management‘ and add a new profile. Fill in *99# as ‘access number’, ‘APN‘, ‘user name‘ and ‘password‘ given by your mobile provider.

    Installing Huawei / Vodafone K3765 on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks: Adding a new profile to Mobile Partner

    Source: miApple.me

Note: Every time you plug the Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV to your Mac again, installation of Vodafone Mobile Broadband software is prompted. Just ignored it and skip it, start ‘Mobile Partner‘, wait until your device is detected again and then click on ‘Connect‘.

Installing a Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV mobile broadband modem USB stick on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is easily done by using the Huawei Mobile Partner software and Huawei Mobile Connect Driver.

Stay tuned! ;-)


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7 replies
  1. Marco
    Marco says:

    I have a K3765-Z, which led me to think that your solution could be good for me. It’s not (Mobile Partner isn’t even starting usually, but when it does it doesn’t recognise any device).
    I tried again with the Vodafone Mobile Broadband, but the fact that it was keeping on “forgetting” the configuration let me to run it in sudo mode, typing in Terminal:

    $ sudo /Applications/Vodafone\ Mobile\ Broadband.app/Contents/MacOS/Vodafone\ Mobile\ Broadband

    (for some reason, it hangs if ran in background)

    In this mode, the application ran as before (with all the other connections too, something that didn’t appear before).

    Looks like the application isn’t getting enough privileges to read/write some files (configs?).

    Hope it helps


      • Marco
        Marco says:

        Think you for the reference! You’re correct, it’s from zte, I got confused with another one I had, which came with the Vodafone station. Same shape, but different Hw (can’t remember which model it was).

        Today I used some more time for tests, but I couldn’t find a solution (apart from starting vmb manually from terminal).

        Tomorrow I’ll test with the zte software! Thanks :)


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