Installing Huawei E3372 On macOS 11 Big Sur, Mac OS 10.12 Sierra And macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Huawei Logo 151x151A Huawei E3372 / Telekom Speedstick LTE V mobile broadband modem USB stick is easily installed on macOS Big Sur 11, macOS 10.12 Sierra and macOS 10.13 High Sierra without using Mobile Partner software and despite Apple’s System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’. Just use the following work around to get your Huawei E3372s-153 / T-Com Speedstick LTE V running on macOS 11 Big Sur, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra. This tweak also applies to Huawei E3276, Huawei K3765-HV (Vodafone K3765-HV) and any other Huawei mobile broadband modem like Huawei E160, Huawei E173, Huawei E3331, Huawei E3531, Huawei E3533 and Huawei K5150 (Vodafone K5150-H). If you also have a Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10, you just follow the Windows 8 / 8.1 instructions for Huawei K3765

I conducted the installation with the following set up:

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) with macOS 10.12 Sierra beta 5 installed.
  • Huawei E3372s-153 / Telekom Speedstick LTE V (LTE FDD : Cat4 DL:150Mbps/UL:50Mbps @20M BW, UMTS: DCHSPA+:42/5.76Mbps;21M/5.76Mbps;14M/5.76M, HSUPA:7.2M/5.76M, 2G: EDGE packet data service of up to 236.8kbps) with micro SD slot and two hidden connectors for external antenna (Specifications Huawei E3372):
  • Download Huawei Mobile Connect Driver for Mac, update for MacBook air (MobileConnectDriver for Mac Book Air 2013, 2013-08-31, 2015-02-28, software version 4.25.45.00)
  • Notes:
    • For software updates click here and search for ‘Mac‘.
    • Mobile Partner for Mac OS X is working on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan if parts of the System Integrity Protection (csrutil rootless) are disabled during installation. Nevertheless, I describe an alternative way to connect the E3372 without the Mobile Partner Software.

The work around to install Huawei E3372 on macOS 11 Big Sur, macOS 10.12 Sierra and macOS 10.13 High Sierra without Mobile Partner Software is as follows:

Installing a Huawei E3372 / T-Com Speedstick LTE V mobile broadband modem USB stick on macOS is easily done by using the Huawei Mobile Connect Driver and the Mac’s built-in network preferences after disabling System Integrity protection ‘csrutil’. Mobile Partner software is not needed!

Stay tuned! 😉

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        1. Hello, I am trying to follow your instructions but when I open up network, I don’t get HUAWEIMobile showing up?

                1. Hi.. Im using OS Sierra 10.12 and have just successfully activated my e3276 without any problems. Here’s a link that helped me solve the problem.

                  http://download-c1.huawei.com/download/downloadCenter?downloadId=90147&version=352043&siteCode=worldwide

                  Install the modem driver, then connect to the internet from your Mac Network Preferences . Please make sure to select the interface (+ sign below left of the list) and select Huawei mobile as the interface. But the modem cant register to the LTE band, but so far the DC-HSPA+ works great.

                  Good luck.

                  1. I have Huawei E173 dongle and it worked fine in lion 10.7.5 but not in High sierra. I even installed developer tools that it asked thinking it will detect the dongle but never worked. But installing your driver made it work. Thanks for sharing this was really helpful!

  4. Philippe Perruchet

    Hi Gee Are,
    It’s perfect, thank you for this tutorial
    (tested in France on MacBook Air / Sierra 10.12.1)
    Philippe

  5. Worked like a charm! Thanks for the post. I tried lots of solutions and finally this worked. Just installed mac driver/mobile partner app from official huawei site and searched for “mac”, then installed for OS 10.12

  6. hola amigo…instale mac os sierra y no reconoce mi modem huawei E1756, conoces algún truco o la forma? mi modem es de movistar-venezuela. Te agradezco de antemano

  7. I have a Huawei E3131 and after download the driver i can’t see the dongle in finder and it doesn’t autostart anymore. But when i insert the E3131 dongle it first flash gren and then i start to light constant in blue that indicate that it have connected to internet but the browser says that i don’t have any internet connection. Thanks for any help!

  8. Solution for macOS 10.12.3 Huawei E3372

    MOBILE_CONNECT.dmg->Mobile Partner.app (right-click, Show Package Contents)->Contents->Resources->MobilePartner.mpkg (right-click, Show Package Contents)->Contents->Packages->MobileConnectDriver.pkg (install it)

    And the same for Mobile Partner.pkg (add the icon into dock) and HWNetMgr.pkg

  9. Hi, This solution, and other like it haven’t worked for me yet, using a Hauwei E3531 with Claro in Nicaragua. Upgraded to OSX 10.12.3 and tried a few drivers with csrutil disabled on two different MacBook Pros. When I open Network Preferences to add a service the Hauwei modem never appears in the interface. It also never appeared using the Mobile Partner driver for 10.12 I downloaded from them. I even added a profile in the app and it wouldn’t connect. Thanks for your advice! – Tiff

  10. sheikfarid.mca@gmail.com

    It worked for Huawei-E3276, but need to press “Upgrade” option from Service provider’s gui app which starts the device initialisation followed by connection. Also from network list, I see that its going to Ethernet interface with IP/DNS addresses updated. But overall its very useful, thanks for the post 🙂

  11. macOS 10.12.14 Sierra my device is not detecting, tried to download all the above softwares still same issue, can anyone help

  12. I recently brought new airtel 4g Huawei E3372. not able to configure on On macOS sierra 10.12 .3 plz tell me the details how to set up

  13. I have been browsing through everything, was ready to get a wifi hotspot device already. Then the solution: plugged in the device in Boot Camp, installed the software that goes with the stick in Windows, accepted the software update and the Firmware update. Et voila, with Mobile Partner (not the MobileConnectDriver variant, however) I am online using LTE in High Sierra right now. Guess the Firmware Update was needed.

    Hope that helps somebody!
    Andreas

  14. Hey Dude.. this article is a life saver. Especially the one with connecting to the internet without using mobile partner. I was on Mac yosemite as I was not sure how to make my dongle work on the latest version.
    Its working on High Sierra (10.13.1). One small change was to select “HUAWEIMobile-Modem” and not “HUAWEI Mobile”.
    Thank you for the article

  15. Hi everybody,
    I need the help people who use Mac high Sierra. I can not find drivers to my modem Huawei E3270 to set connection to internet. My modem doesn’t see the device.
    please any tips.
    Oskar

  16. Hi everyone,

    After a lot of reading, I finally was able to connect my Huawei 02 e160 with my Mac OS 10.13.3 High Sierra. Big thanks to this page and the instructions from Sakty Rajasa above.

    I followed their instructions:
    “Hi.. Im using OS Sierra 10.12 and have just successfully activated my e3276 without any problems. Here’s a link that helped me solve the problem.

    http://download-c1.huawei.com/download/downloadCenter?downloadId=90147&version=352043&siteCode=worldwide

    Install the modem driver, then connect to the internet from your Mac Network Preferences . Please make sure to select the interface (+ sign below left of the list) and select Huawei mobile as the interface. But the modem cant register to the LTE band, but so far the DC-HSPA+ works great.”

    I am in Spain, connecting with an Orange sim card. After I installed the driver, “HauweiMobile” came up as an option to select in my Network Preferences. From there, to configure, I went to Advanced > Modem Tab: I have the settings Vendor: Generic, Model: GPRS (GSM/3G), APN: internet (that’s what it is for Orange, search what is needed for your provider) and CID is the default “1”. From there I was able to connect, no problems.

    Hope this works for others!

  17. I have got E3372 LTE T-mobile shit but I am so angry now…I have got macOs Mojave 10.14.2 it doesn’t work. I downloaded your alternative driver and it doesn’t work too. Any advice ?? Thank you so much in advance.

    1. Marcel de Bruin

      It took me also some time, but the clue is in starting the dongle on a Windows machine the first time (…)

      1) install (via autorun) and use the Huawei E3372 the first time on a Windows machine and in the Huawei menu (automatically launched in IE from the dongle) select Update > Check for update which updates the html program on the dongle.

      2) on your Mac, install the driver (MobileWifi_Driver.app) and move the program (MobielWifi.app) to your programs directory and/or connect it to your Dock (both files are in the The driver tool of Device(for Mac10.12) on https://consumer-tkb.huawei.com/tkbapp/downloadWebsiteService?websiteId=665136.

      3) insert the dongle, start MobileWifi.app, and Safari is automatically launching the (via Windows updated) menu from the dongle. Enter the PIN-code to unlock the dongle (optionally enable roaming). The dongle light changes from blinking twice every two seconds into a continues color depending on your type of connection

      4) disable your current connection and and select the HUAWEI_MOBILE connection in your Network Preferences menu

      Working on macOS Mojave 11.14.4. Hope this will help everyone. Documentation for macOs is very poor. Makes me angry also, but now it is working great!

  18. Gee Are Pabst, thanks a lot geezer! Many times I tried to make Huawei E3372 dongle work on macOS 10.14 Mojave with no luck… Finally I came across your blog. Made a fresh clean install of Mojave, got MobileConnectDriver.pkg from Huawei Mobile Partner, disabled Apples System Integrity Protection and via macs built-in network setup I got that bloody stick working! I believe fresh clean install of Mojave was important, cos after so many tries and different ways to make dongle working, mac system got somehow stucked in circles of system integrity protection…
    Anyway, thank you again for your manual! It worked great!

  19. priyanka chauhan

    Hi I am trying to install huwaei E3372 on Mac OS 11.2.2 and on installing “mobile connect driver” given in your download section it says, package is incompatible with this version of Mac OS
    Please help

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