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Archived - Mac OS X: Supported WWAN products

Learn which third-party WWAN products are compatible with Intel-based Macs.

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Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard-compatible WWAN products

The following WWAN products are compatible with Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X v10.6.3 or later:

Available on the AT&T network

  • Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 ExpressCard (HSDPA)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin X950D ExpressCard (HSUPA)
  • Novatel Wireless MiFi 2352/2372 (HSDPA)
  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB Modem (HSDPA)
  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 881U USB Modem (HSUPA)*
  • Sierra Wireless Compass 885 USB Modem (HSUPA)
  • Sierra Wireless USB AirCard® 305
  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 504
  • Option GT Max 3.6 ExpressCard (HSDPA)

    * This model requires a native Sierra Wireless Mac OS X v10.5 driver, available here.

Note: While these devices are supported on the AT&T network, they may also work on other GSM networks throughout the world. It may be necessary to modify the APN value to the correct setting for your carrier. Please consult your service provider for more details. Using Mac OS X v10.5.2 or later, it's possible to modify the APN value by opening the Network pane in System Preferences, choosing your WWAN device, then clicking the Advanced tab. 

Available on the Bell Canada network
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin X720 Express Card (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 (MCD3000) USB Modem (EVDO Rev. A)

Available on the Sprint network

  • Sierra Compass 597 USB
  • Sierra AirCard 598 USB
  • Sierra AirCard 595U USB
  • Sierra AirCard 597E ExpressCard
  • Franklin Wireless CDU-550 Hi USB Modem (EVDO Rev. 0)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin X720 ExpressCard (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 (MCD3000) USB Modem (EVDO Rev. A)

Available on the Verizon network

  • Dell 5700 (EVDO Rev. 0)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin XV620 (V640) ExpressCard (EVDO Rev. 0)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin X720 (V740) ExpressCard (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 (MCD3000) USB Modem (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Novatel MiFi 2200 (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Sierra AirCard 595U (AC595U)
  • Pantech UM150
  • Pantech UMW190 Global USB Modem
     

Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard-compatible WWAN products

The following WWAN products are compatible with Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X v10.5.2 or later:

Available on the AT&T network

  • Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 ExpressCard (HSDPA)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin X950D ExpressCard (HSUPA)
  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB Modem (HSDPA)
  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 881U USB Modem (HSUPA)*
  • Option GT Max 3.6 ExpressCard (HSDPA)

    * This model requires a native Sierra Wireless Mac OS X Leopard driver, available here.

Note: While these devices are supported on the AT&T network, they may also work on other GSM networks throughout the world. It may be necessary to modify the APN value to the correct setting for your carrier. Please consult your service provider for more details. Using Mac OS X v10.5.2 or later, it's possible to modify the APN value by opening the Network preferences in System Preferences, choosing your WWAN device, then clicking the Advanced tab. 

Available on the Bell Canada network
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin X720 Express Card (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 (MCD3000) USB Modem (EVDO Rev. A)

Available on the Sprint network

  • Franklin Wireless CDU-550 Hi USB Modem (EVDO Rev. 0)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin X720 ExpressCard (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 (MCD3000) USB Modem (EVDO Rev. A)

Available on the Verizon network

  • Dell 5700 (EVDO Rev. 0)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin XV620 (V640) ExpressCard (EVDO Rev. 0)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin X720 (V740) ExpressCard (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 (MCD3000) USB Modem (EVDO Rev. A)
     

Mac OS X v10.4-compatible WWAN products

The WWAN Support Update 1.0 includes support for the following WWAN products running on Intel-based Macs with Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later.

Available on the AT&T network

  • Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 ExpressCard (HSDPA)

Available on the Sprint network

  • Novatel Wireless Merlin X720 ExpressCard (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 (MCD3000) USB Modem (EVDO Rev. A)

Available on the Verizon network

  • Novatel Wireless Merlin XV620 (V640) ExpressCard (EVDO Rev. 0)
  • Novatel V740 ExpressCard (EVDO Rev. A)
  • Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 (MCD3000) USB Modem (EVDO Rev. A)
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