Reliance Broadband Connect+ USB Modem and Mac OSX Snow Leopard

by admin on January 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 (

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

You can enter the settings as:

Configuration: Default

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
Dianlling: Tone
Sound: off

There.That should do it and you should be ready to go!


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by Reliance NetConnect Broadband+ on Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard on January 17, 2010 at 12:07 am. #

I got another simple way without downloading anything. On mounted reliance drive you see “Reliance Netconnect” app but that won’t run. You need to right click on it and choose show package contents. Inside Contents/Resources run Mobile_Connect_Drv_App.pkg.

Now you can see the drive installation and next to that it quite simple.

by Rajendra on February 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm. #

wow! thats cool! i have never tried it. does it work with 64 bits?

by admin on February 20, 2010 at 12:37 am. #

thanx very much for the solution

by sneh on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm. #

I would not recommend someone to purchase a broad band with a wide band width if they do not need to store a lot of information. It is worth saving the money by buying what one needs and not what one wants.

by Bredbånd Tilbud on March 31, 2010 at 4:57 am. #

@Rajendra … Thnaks for this solution..

by sijo on September 30, 2010 at 11:38 am. #

wow! it worked like a charm for me. Thanks!

by saumya on October 1, 2010 at 5:50 pm. #

its finally working, thanks very much

by moose on October 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm. #

Thank you for tip and responses

it worked pretty well.

Much appreciated.


by rd on November 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm. #

But are there not drivers aviable from Reliance Homepage? At least now i.e. Nov. 28
One thing more does any one know which modem are best the EC1260or the ZTE AC 2726 ? My local reliance shop has the 2727 but it is rather big i think .
Regards Bent

by Driver from Homepage on November 28, 2010 at 9:05 am. #

does reliance really offer a choice? ask them which one do THEY recommend.

by admin on December 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm. #

I have and they do not want to recoment any specific device as they all are ok …
acording to the homepage there are diferent options but it seams to difer from dealer to dealer, but actually I think that they are all more or less ok arcoding to specifikations.
I have decided to buy one when I come to a bigger town which I do soon.
Thangs and regards

by Bent on December 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm. #

Super Cool! That was very helpful

by Srikanth on March 8, 2011 at 6:50 pm. #

Rajandra’s help is easiest way to fix this problem.
I appreciate him… It works…

by Neethi on March 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm. #

Really kewl, thanks !

by KD on July 11, 2011 at 3:51 pm. #

Awesome… Very simple and effective approach. No Hacks or Cracks just download and install the driver and give the require settings! Great work!

by Rahul Thakur on July 21, 2011 at 1:40 am. #

thnx!!! really helpful!!!

by An on September 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm. #

Thanks Rajendra you are very helpful,such a simple solution.

by naresh on January 5, 2012 at 12:10 am. #

Thanks Rajendra 🙂

by Rahul on October 21, 2012 at 12:08 am. #

Hi Rajendra, I did the same thing, it said that the installation was complete but the earlier problem came up again. When i went to applications in macintosh hd and tried to run it from there, it said that the device could not be found… any solutions?

by TR on May 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm. #

Sorry for the delayed response. Which device do you have? Probably your device is not compatible…

by admin on June 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm. #

Its the latest MacBook Pro

by TR on June 23, 2013 at 5:19 pm. #

thank you very much. this worked for me

by brij on March 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm. #

huawei reliance netconnect broadband+ is not working with mac os x 10.11.3…pls provide solution

by pravin bowlekar on April 7, 2016 at 8:27 pm. #

@Pravin : Go here and look for ‘Mac’ :

Also installation instructions here:

by admin on April 19, 2016 at 8:09 pm. #

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