How to have a working Internet key Huawei Vodafone K4606 on Mac osX Yosemite 10.10

Hello guys, these days the K4606 Vodafone internet key seems not to be working on Yosemite, but the issue is not with the hardware itself but with the Vodafone Mobile Broadband (AKA the software provided) sofware onboard which sadly crases whenever loaded into Yosemite. At the time I’m writing not even the latest beta available on the Vodafone website is working Software Mac: v. 4.10.04 ) Luckily for everybody the hardware manufaturer has relased an updated version of their own software which can be customized to suit the Vodafone connection (or virtually ANY connection) and I’ve made a short guide which you can follow :

  • Remove all the Vodafone remaining software on your mac (use the provided tool into the Vodafone Utilities folder)
  • Find a way (an older pc,a friend, your own cellphone or else) to REMOVE the PIN request from the SIM card of the Internet Key <- (SEEMS REALLY TO BE NECESSARY) 
  • Download the software “Mobile Partner” from their website :

    Mac-V200R003B015D11SP00C983(for Mac10.10)

  • Extract the archive into a folder ( you might need winrar as it is provided into a .rar archive
  • Extract once again the zip file
  • Install the software completely ( you can easily follow the instructions provided with the software, they’re rich of screenshots)
  • Once you’ve done that make sure that the sofware is loaded and plug in the internet key
  • make sure to EJECT the Vodafone virtual drive if it happens to load on the top right corner of the screen
  • FORGET ABOUT THE MOBILE PARTNER SOFTWARE IN THE BACKGROUND (I know, it sounds strange but these Internet keys are VERY CLEVER and MAC OS X is doing its best here as well so FORGET about it)
  • From the System Preferences, open NETWORK
  • If you can see the Internet key (named HUAWEI) that’s good just wait !
  • Otherwise choose the “+” button on the left corner of the Network Preferences window and choose “Huwaei” from the list
  • Make sure to have “DHCP” selected
  •  – > WAIT  <- (wait as you waited before, like MINUTES), to see the small icon on your new connection turning green from yellow
  • Open your web browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox, whatever) and go to any website
  • Any website should EITHER WORK ALREADY or move you to the Vodafone landing support webpage where you will be able to see your account details and click on CONNECT if you need to (depending on your plan / country)

That’s it.  Pretty straightforward once understood isn’t it ? As many things in life. UPDATE : This guy posted a COMPLETE guide for many other modems K4203 K4606 K5150 and Huawei E160 E172 K3520 K3715 K3765 K3772 K4505 K4510 K4511 K4605 K5005 ZTE K3565-Z K3772-Z K4505-Z unfortunately is in german and not very user friendly but it’s full of screenshots :

http://hope.ly/1ANM1xD

The idea here is to use the drivers provided with the Vodafone Mobile Broadband software and follow a similar procedure to avoid the Vodafone software (not working on Yosemite) and use the OsX sofware. It should work as well.

ciAO!

Guide: Install Canon Mp150 & Mp160 Printers in Linux

Ok, welcome this time I’m gonna talk about a *simple* driver installation…

So first of all a brief description of the problem…

The Mp150 Printer installed in Fedora Core 7, Fedora Core 8, Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, is NOT WORKING…using the standard drivers it simply prints blank, or completly white pages, even if in the *official* linux printing resource database, it is given as “Perfectly Working”…

Solutions:

1_ Use and Install Turboprint driver, FULL WORKING but ….. you MUST PAY…to have them working…

2_

Follow this simple guide….

This guide is full working for both the Mp150 & Mp160 series… and, even if IT IS a STEP by STEP guide for Fedora Core 7 it should be easily adapted to others linux distribuctions…(at least those rpm and gnome based)

so,

first of all, what do you need ? This time I’m not giving direct rpms links, just to avoid mistakes, and make the guide more easy…

Install Cups (usually already installed, it’s better if 1.3.4 or newer)

Install Gutenprint (please use the lastest, at least the 5.0.1, do not use the old one included in fedora’s 7 CD)

Install gutenprint-foomatic

Install the Mp160 Printer Drivers ver. 2.70 avaiable from Canon (RPM and Source code avaible — they’re useful even for Mp150 — file names are cnijfilter-common-2.70-1.i386.rpm & cnijfilter-mp160-2.70-1.i386.rpm)

What to do now ?

For Fedora 7 Distribuction

1- Connect the Printer

2-Click on “System” -> “Administration” -> “Printing” (system-config-printer)

3-Then if everything is ok, you should see your printer “MP150”, so click on it’s name.

4-Then Near “Make and Model” Click Change

5-Now choose “Canon” -> then look for “Mp160 ver2.70” and choose this one.

6->Confirm the changes, and choose to change all the previous configuration

The printer now should be WORKING !!!

What to do if…

if you can’t find your printer in cups…

You’re probably experiencing some problems CUPS-Related, take care of them using CUPS documentation

if you are not using using rpm based distribution…

Install from source…(probably you need urpm)

if you can’t find “Mp150 ver. 2.70”, between your Canon Drivers in CUPS)

Do a step back, returning to Manifactures page… -> Choose “Provide a .ppd file” -> look for “canonmp160.ppd” it should be in /usr/share/cups/model… anyway it comes from the canon drivers…)

if you’re not using gnome…

Use your printer manager…and hope for the best…

if you’re tring to share the printer using Samba and/or Webmin…

You need to change an option… from Samba page in Webmin

choose “Windows to Unix Printing” -> and “CUPS” as Unix Print Style

As usual, hope it’s useful…