How to install undetected hardware in Tiger?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by windywoo, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. windywoo macrumors 6502a

    windywoo

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    I would like to install my mobile phone as a modem in Tiger but it doesn't show up in Network Settings as a possible device. It does show up in System Profiler as an attached USB device and is correctly identified as an LG Viewty USB modem.

    http://www.taniwha.org.uk/ provides some scripts for mobile phones but since the device doesn't even show up in Network Settings I can't even use those.

    Is there anything like Windows hardware manager where I can add a device manually? I am even willing to go command line :)

    Leopard supports this out of the box but Leopard doesn't run so hot on my old G4 :(
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried turning bluetooth on in your cell phone? If you then open bluetooth settings on your Mac you can add your phone as a device and are given the option to share it's internet connection with your Mac.
     
  3. windywoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey good point. I have Bluetooth turned off I forgot my phone even supported it.

    *EDIT* Oh wait, this G4 doesn't have a bluetooth receiver.
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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  5. windywoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No way to do this on a Mac? Surely I can right click something?
     
  6. DooDaaDame macrumors member

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    You have to find a software bridge between your computer and your phone, since I use a palm & windows for palm I use: http://www.mobile-stream.com/index.html
    WARNING: Using your cellphone without purchasing a tethering plan from your mobile device provider will cause you to be charged a tremendous amount of money for un-authorized usage. I recommend calling your internet provider to see what's available to you.
     

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