Sunday, September 06, 2009

Get the USBConnect Mercury to work with Snow Leopard

This isn't too hard, but annoying that no one really has a good set of instructions, so here you go:
  • Leave the modem out of your machine's USB port
  • Download this software from SierraWireless if you've previously installed SierraWireless software
  • Run the "Watcher Remover"
  • Restart your machine
  • Open "System Preferences"
  • Click the icon that's likely blank with a phone icon
  • From the drop-down that likely says "Default", select "Add Configuration"
  • Label it something like "ATT"
  • Click "Advanced"
  • Select "SierraWireless" from the "Vendor" list
  • Select "GSM" from the "Model" list
  • Click "Ok"
  • Make sure you check the box that says "Show Modem Status in Menu Bar"
  • Close your Preferences (you should now have the little phone icon on the upper right of your screen where the time is typically displayed)
  • Insert the USB modem
  • From the phone/modem icon in the upper right, select "Connect" (if the connection profile you just created is the only one you have, it will automatically have a check mark next to it; with multiple connections, make sure the connection profile is checked)
That's it -- no additional software from SierraWireless required.