Introduction: How to Share a Sprint Mobile Broadband(TM) Connection Wirelessly on Mac OS X
I am going to base this ible on how to share a Sprint Mobile Broadband Connection wirelessly, by an Ethernet direct connection, a firewire direct connection, all 3 ways, 2 ways, or 1 way can be used....
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Step 1: What You Need
What You Will Need:
A PPC (Power-PC) processor based Mac OR Intel
A Sprint(TM) Mobile Broadband Sierra Wireless 598U Modem
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or better
Sprint and Sierra Wireless Drivers
Sprint SmartView(TM) software
Step 2: Macintosh System Requirements
Macintosh System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Sprint and Sierra Drivers
Internet Connect (usually included with OS X)
1 USB Slot (open for use)
WEP Protected Wi-Fi
512 MB or More RAM
Step 3: Open Finder
Open Mac's Finder (new window)
Step 4: Navigation
You will need to navigate to: Applications/Sprint SmartView/Sprint SmartView..
Step 5: Connections, Connections, Everywhere...
Connect to The Sprint Mobile Broadband Connection. You may do this 1 of 2 ways:
1.) Use The Sprint SmartView Software. Click Connect.
2.) Navigate in Finder to Applications/Internet Connect. If It is configured correctly, you should see Connect on the Sprint 598U Tab. Click Connect.
Also, for convince and so you don't have to deal with Sprint, add the Connections menu bar thing to the menu bar.
Step 6: Testing Your Internet Connection 1,2,3...
Check To See If Your Internet Connection is Online. Open Up Firefox or Safari and go to: www.instructables.com If you are there, it works!!!!
Step 7: Sharing...
Open Up Mac OS X System Prefrences (Applications/System Prefrences)
Step 8: Open "Sharing" Pane
In The Mac OS X System Prefrences Interface, click Sharing.
Step 9: Setting the Sharing Settings
Once you have click Sharing, On the Tabs, click Internet. You Should See Share your Connection from: ------------------------------. Click The Tabs and Click Sierra Wireless 598U. Then on "To Others Using": Click All 3, 2, or 1 option you can use as many as you like. Click Start.
Step 10: Firewall
On The Tab, Click Start
Step 11: Exitumz
Exit ALL Windows.....
Step 12: Information
This Internet Connection (...your) is now shared... By Any Options You Chose...
Step 13: Did It Work???
If you enabled AirPort, you should be able to connect to the internet on any wifi device....
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