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Installing Vodafone K3765-HV On Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Vodafone logo squareA Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV mobile broadband modem USB stick is easily installed on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Just use the following work around to get your Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV running on Yosemite. If you also have a Windows 8 / 8.1 PC, you install it following the Windows 8 / 8.1 instructions. I have already posted instruction for installing K3765 on Mac OS X 10.9 MavericksUpdate: Installing Huawei E3372 On macOS 10.12 Sierra works also for Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV.

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:

  • MacBook Pro 13” Retina End 2013.
  • 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):
  • Huawei Mobile Connect Driver for Mac, update for MacBook air (MobileConnectDriver for Mac Book Air 2013, 2013-08-31, software version
  • Notes:
    • For software updates click here and search for ‘Mac‘.
    • Mobile Partner for Mac OS X 10.9 is NOT working on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 5. Therefor, I describe an alternative way to connect the K3765 without the Mobile Partner software.

The work around on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is as follows:

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

    Huawei Mac OS Driver Yosemite

    Huawei Mac OS Driver Yosemite

  2. Insert the SIM-card into your K3765-HV, connect it to your Mac and skip installation of Vodafone Mobile Broadband software.
  3. Open ‘System Preferences‘ and select ‘Network‘. Click on ‘+‘ and create a new service. Select ‘HUAWEIMobile-‘ (NOT ‘HUAWEIMobile’!) and click on ‘Create‘.

    Installing Vodafone K3765 Yosemite Step 1

    Installing Vodafone K3765 Yosemite Step 1

  4. For configuration, select configuration ‘Default‘, type ‘*99#‘ in the field ‘Telephone number‘ and leave empty ‘Account name‘ and ‘Password‘. Click on ‘Connect‘ to establish the connection.

    Installing Vodafone K3765 Yosemite Step 2

    Installing Vodafone K3765 Yosemite Step 2

  5. If the connection is correctly built, you will find the status ‘connected‘. The close the connection, just click on ‘disconnect‘ or unplugyourK3765.

    Installing Vodafone K3765 Yosemite Step 3

    Installing Vodafone K3765 Yosemite Step 3

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.

Connecting Vodafone K3765 Yosemite: 1. Plug K3765 in. 2. Open 'Network' in 'System Preferences'. 3. Close 'Vodafone Mobile Broadband' window, when prompted. 4. Click on 'Connect'. Connecting Vodafone K3765 Yosemite.

Connecting Vodafone K3765 Yosemite

Installing a Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV mobile broadband modem USB stick on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is easily done by using the Huawei Mobile Connect Driver and the Mac’s built-in network preferences.

Stay tuned! 😉

36 thoughts on “Installing Vodafone K3765-HV On Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite”

    1. Thank you very much for your help , but there is a little mistake by typing the telephone number to connect is*99# not +99# that’s why it doesn’t work with me first

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  2. Hi, I went through these stps and it did not work, Although the Huawei software has stopped the USB Dongle frm crashing my mac when i unplug it, but still cannot get it to connect: I have the Vodafone K4305 USB Dongle and the MacBook Pro “13 i7 16GB RAM

    1. Hi Richard,

      check the following:
      1. Disable PIN protection of your SIM card.
      2. ‘4. For configuration, select configuration ‘Default‘, type ‘+99#‘ in the field ‘Telephone number‘ and leave empty ‘Account name‘ and ‘Password‘. Click on ‘Connect‘ to establish the connection.’ These are default values. Maybe your provider has some dedicated values for ‘telephone number’, ‘Account name’ and ‘Password’. Use them instead.

      Gee Are

      1. Hi Gee Are,

        Thank you for your reply it really is greatly appreciated.

        I have disabled the PIN protection on the device by plugging it into the windows VM, as i cannot get to any setting of the device from my Mac.

        Then I installed the Huawei driver as specified, and that stopped it crashing my mac if I unplug the dongle, But when i go through the steps to create the new connection, the Mac Network settings are only picking up Thunderbolt network, Wifi and Ethernet, there is no option for Default: the only connection i am able to create is has this symbol next to it

            1. Hi Gee Are,

              I have fixed the issue by installing and using the Mobile Partner Software instead of the Vodafone software.


  3. Hi Gee Are,

    Thanks for posting this workaround. I’m having the same problem connecting my stick to Mac OS X 10.10, except my stick is a vodafone k4021-z . That means it’s not manufactured by Huawei, right? It’s ZTE? Do you by chance know of any resources that would accomplish what you’ve done here for a ZTE stick?


  4. I tried as you have mentioned above but it doesn’t work on my macbook air. instead it says “A connection could not be established to the PPP server. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues, verify your settings and contact your Administrator.”

    I don’t know what to do ! i need your help!

    1. Hi Sarita,

      referring to:
      “4. For configuration, select configuration ‘Default‘, type ‘*99#‘ in the field ‘Telephone number‘ and leave empty ‘Account name‘ and ‘Password‘. Click on ‘Connect‘ to establish the connection.”

      These are standard settings. Maybe your provider has other settings. Try it with your provider’s settings.

      Gee Are

  5. Hi. I have K4505-z does that mean this software will also not work with it? I have followed the link to the ZTE downloads page. Would I download the first option there – and then what? Thanks so much, this is the only info I can find online to help with this problem.

  6. jean claude scicluna

    hi brother i am using a model k3770-z and yosemite on latest mac mini and i m going to try what you re suggesting , fingers crossed it will work if not i ll post over here , thank you.

  7. What would we do without you. You’ve made our lives easy (unlike some people who works at Huahwei, who didn’t bother to document this in shipped units). Thanks again

  8. When I try to add the HUAWEIMobile- connection it automatically chooses a bluetooth pan interface. Other possible interfaces are WIFI, Ethernet and Firewire. How do I change this?
    Thanks for answering.

    1. Hi Barnabas,

      did try exactly the instruction in this post? If not, try it.

      If you got a network error, the K3765 could be out of order. Does it work on other systems, e.g. on a Windows PC?

      Gee Are

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