Jan 15 2010
I just got myself a Reliance Huawei EC1260 3G USB data modem.
The good thing is when you connect, it shows a disc image of a Mac installer. The bad thing is, the Mac installer is for a 32 bit OS, and Snow Leopard is 64 bit. Of course you can boot in 32 bit mode by pressing 3+2 when booting, but that isnt a good solution.
Fortunately Huawei has released a 64 bit driver which sadly the Reliance customer care don’t know about yet.
You can download the Huawei driver here. I downloaded the MobileConnectDriver (4.16.00.00).
Make sure you get your modem ‘activated’ by the folks at Reliance when you buy it. Activation can ONLY be done on a Wondows PC. Unless activated the modem wont work.
Double click to go through the standard installation procedure.
Once installed and with the modem connected, go to System Preferences -> Network
Location: Create New (You can call it Reliance Broadband)
On the left hand panel see three Huawei things come up. I selected the one called Huawei Modem
Telephone Number: #777
Account Name: Your 10 digit Reliance number
Password: Same as above
Now move to Advanced
Click Modem -> Vendor -> Other
automatically the Model will appear as Huawei Mobile Connect 3G Modem
Error Correction and Compression in Modem is ON
Dial Mode: Ignore dial tone when dialling
There.That should do it and you should be ready to go!