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I found a solution from web and it works on my ZTE-MF667 with no problem. Go to System Preferences → Network If you see your USB connection on the left side go to step 5. If not, select the "+" icon like this. Select your Interface and set your Service Name like this, then select Create: Select ZTEUSBModem and set Configuration-Default, Telephone Number: #...


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PPP is the Point to Point Protocol is a data link layer (see the OSI 7-layer model). It's an older protocol that's generally used to connect two points together over a physical link like a phone line. It's been in use as a connection protocol (mostly in the PPPoE -- PPP over Ethernet -- form) for ISPs for quite some time now. Your modem uses this protocol to ...


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You have two options to "talk" to your modem on serial ports on macOS: Minicom Screen Screen is built in, and minicom is 3rd party. Before using either of the tools, you will need to know the device your modem is attached to. It will be listed in /dev/ttySX where X is the number of the actual device (most likely /dev/ttyS0). Verify for your machine. ...


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Apple don't make a modem, but depending on your internet/cable/fiber provider, you may be able to encourage them to give you one for free. I have Virgin Media in the UK and new customers receive a new Super Hub free (which can easily be configured to be a slave modem, you just turn the wireless off). The same is true of most of the free 'hubs' provided by ...


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No unfortunately the only options are really external. Until someone can come up with a 3G / 4G card that will work in place of the MacBook Airs Wifi / Bluetooth card, but even then how portable are the antennas designs between Wifi and 3G / 4G cellular signals, not sure it would work well if at all. See iFixits teardown of the MacBook Air 11": A mobile ...


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The following observation indicates to a problem specifically for iPhones in contrast to e.g. iPad and maybe related to your problem. I had problems to convince my iPhone 6s to use the 5GHz band. iPad and iMac did it at once after I switched off the 2.4 GHz in the router. The iPhone would not connect, even after resetting the network settings. The trick I ...


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An easy method using the graphical user interface instead of a Terminal-based program such as minicom, is to use the program "Serial"1 from the Mac App Store. You can try it for free, which is probably enough for you to a one time initialization like you indicate. The program makes it easy for you by having a graphical user interface, where you are ...


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I found a solution. The file preferences.plist inside /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration contains the configurations for the various network interfaces. Looking at the file with a plist editor I found the following data under Root / NetworkServices / ... / PPP: After I've modified the Disconnect... related values from 1 to 0 with BBEdit, the ...


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@Ian C. has provided an excellent answer to this question, but I can add a few thoughts. A few years back I was given a Huawei e160 USB from Vodafone mobile broadband here in the UK. The modem establishes a PPP connection over a 3G network, and since that network is shared with cell phones, Vodafone was aggressive about disconnecting idle devices after a ...


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I suspect that your problem is a USB device problem. For some reason Yosemite is not creating the proper device file entry in /dev when a number of USB devices are plugged into the system. Because there is no /dev/ entry after plugin, the software is not able to access the device.


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The issue is probably that by pulling out the modem without safely ejecting it first, the MicroSD card became corrupted and/or the modem itself was damaged. The simplest and quickest fix may be, unfortunately, to get a new modem.


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They do not make a modem, at least not an external one. I'm sure older Macs have them but that's not appropriate for your requirements, and they were not ADSL modems anyway. I have found that there are few modems available (although there is one DLINK one and a TP-LINK one that looks useful, but I have found that the cheapest way to sort one out is to get ...


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You could give launch2net from Novamedia a try. There is trial version to make sure it works with your hardware. The trial is limited to 90 minutes online time


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I had a similar device. I will just post some insights I got using that. Mostly I remember it didn't work when it wasn't plugged in at boot time. But I remember also similar problems as you describe. Could you check next time it occurs to you quickly reboot and see if the problem persits? Actually after some trying I found out that I could not only ...


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As you mention Demon I am going to assume you are in the UK and therefore more likely looking at an ADSL connection, not Cable or other types etc. Almost any ADSL Modem Router from Belkin/DLINK/Netgear etc will do the trick nicely, they should all be compatible with your Mac. However, there are a few scenarios where continuing to use a (new) Airport ...


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