Verizon data plan for internet on mac.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by biga935, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. biga935 macrumors newbie


    Jul 9, 2008
    I just got a Macbook Pro 13 inch and I was wondering if anybody could tell me how I can use my Verizon wireless data plan to access the internet with my computer on the go. Any kind of advice or even a quick tutorial would be appreciated. Thanks.:)
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Do you have a broadband USB card or are you tethering to a phone?
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Not necessarily. You can use the USB broadband dongles without issue.

    EDIT: Here is how to get a Verizon USB dongle to work:

    1. Insert your USB dongle into a slot.
    2. Open Network Prefs and it will show a new connection.
    3. Enter the following information:
    Telephone Number:   #777
    Account Name:       <ten digit phone number of device>
    Password:           vzw
    4. Click Advanced.
    5. Change Vendor to Other.
    6. Change Model to "Verizon Support (PC 5520)"
    7. Okay your way out of it.

    Note, if you connect the USB dongle to a different USB port, the connection setup above will not work. So, I rename the connections like "Left Rear USB", "Right USB", etc.
  4. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    True. But the OP didn't say, so I assumed...

    The dongle would be far more convenient in either case.
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Yeah, I just put directions up for the USB dongle.
  6. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    yes you did, didn't you. Nicely done as well.

    Now, to hear from the OP... ... ...
  7. redbird457 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2008
    I just switched from a USB modem to a VZ MiFi. Great device.
  8. biga935 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 9, 2008

    I'm not trying to use a usb card. I want to use it through bluetooth.

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