Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on macOS 10.12 Sierra_7_How to reconnect

Huawei Logo 151x151A Huawei E3372 / Telekom Speedstick LTE V mobile broadband modem USB stick is easily installed on 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 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 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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52 replies
  1. Philippe Perruchet
    Philippe Perruchet says:

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

    Reply
  2. Parth Bharadiya
    Parth Bharadiya says:

    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

    Reply
  3. marcos
    marcos says:

    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

    Reply
  4. Daniel
    Daniel says:

    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!

    Reply
  5. Macos10.12.3
    Macos10.12.3 says:

    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

    Reply
  6. Tiffany Renee
    Tiffany Renee says:

    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

    Reply
  7. sheikfarid.mca@gmail.com
    sheikfarid.mca@gmail.com says:

    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 🙂

    Reply
  8. Aditya
    Aditya says:

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

    Reply
  9. shahnawaz khan
    shahnawaz khan says:

    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

    Reply
  10. Andreas
    Andreas says:

    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

    Reply
  11. Pravin
    Pravin says:

    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

    Reply
  12. Oskar
    Oskar says:

    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

    Reply
  13. jpsubscribes
    jpsubscribes says:

    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!

    Reply

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