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Program your Ovation U760 by Novatel Wireless on a Mac

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013

NOTE: Providing that the data plan subscription and ESN have been established in the Sprint billing system, you can simply install the software and click Yes when prompted to activate.

To install and run the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB modem and accompanying software, your system requires Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later. To check the Mac OS version, click the Apple icon on the upper-right corner of the desktop and select About This Mac.

To program the device, perform the following steps:

NOTE: Necessary software and drivers are automatically installed upon inserting the device into the computer. Installation/Activation may require you to be logged in with administrative privileges.

  1. Connect the Novatel Wireless Ovation U760 to the USB port on the computer.
  2. If a window appears with the installation file Installer.mpkg, double-click the file to start the installation.
  3. A Set Up dialog box appears. Click Continue.
  4. Follow the prompts and accept the terms of the License Agreement. Click Agree, and then click Continue.
  5. Click Install.

    NOTE: If Admin protection is enabled on the Mac, you will be prompted and will need to input your Admin password.

  6. Click Continue Installation.
  7. After the installation is complete, a Sprint SmartView icon will appear on the desktop and you will be prompted to restart the computer.
  8. After restarting, double-click the Sprint SmartView icon. Automatic Activation launches and a window appears explaining that the device is not currently activated.
  9. HFA (Hands-Free Activation) starts automatically. Providing that the data plan subscription and ESN have been established in the Sprint billing system, you can simply wait until HFA completes and the Connect button appears on Sprint SmartView. The connection card should be ready for use by clicking Connect.
  10. If One-Touch Activation launches and a window appears explaining that the device is not currently activated, click Yes to activate.
  11. After selecting Yes, wait a few moments. During this time, Sprint SmartView may display the message Preparing Service, followed by Please wait.
  12. Once the activation process is complete, Sprint Mobile Broadband displays Connect, the default ready-to-connect state. If Connect to Sprint Mobile Broadband Now appears, click Yes. Programming is complete.
  13. After provisioning is complete, the connection card should be ready for use. To connect, click Connect.

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