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Hello, I have Qualcomm Gobi 2000 WWAN card in a Thinkpad T410. The card is recognised as USB under the system profile in OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks. Can you please help me to add it as WWAN card under OS X ?

 

Many thanks

 

Joshua

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Windows calls the device 'Qualcomm Gobi 2000 HS-USB Mobile Broadband Device 9205'.

And it has the following hardware identification string:

 

'USB\VID_05C6&PID_9205&REV0002&MI_00'

 

Mac OS X Mavericks calls the the device: 'Qualcomm Gobi 2000', and shows the same vendor / devicecode:

 

Vendor: 0x05c6 (Qualcomm, Inc.)

Device: 0x9205

 

It would be very very very nice if we could get this 3G chip working in OS X!

 

Kasper

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Out of the box it's not seen as 'WWAN' in the System Profiler (see attached screenshot).

Also the Network Preference Pane in the System Prefs does not list an additional connection (see second screenshot).

 

I've read the thread on 'Rubel's blog' but I don't understand the paragraph about uploading carrier firmware, I mean in Windows it just works, so why is this firmware thingie in Mac OS X?

 

Without understanding the firmware thingie, I will try the guide one of these days :-)

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Firmware = microcode on the device itself. Usually, it's tuned to a specific Network vendor, but I'd leave it as is for the moment.

 

Download Rubel's appropriate AppleUSBCDCACMData kext (64 or 32bit) and patch it with your own device ids:

  • product id 0x9205= 37381 (decimal)
  • vendor id 0x05c6= 1478 (decimal)

 

Open up the kext and edit the plist as follows:

  • before
<key>AppleUSBCDCACMData3</key>
<dict>
<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDCACMData</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>AppleUSBCDCACMData</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOUSBInterface</string>
<key>IOUserClientClass</key>
<string>AppleUSBCDCACMDataUserClient</string>
<key>InputBuffers</key>
<integer>8</integer>
<key>IsQualcommGobiDevice</key>
<true/>
<key>OutputBuffers</key>
<integer>16</integer>
<key>bConfigurationValue</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>bInterfaceNumber</key>
<integer>2</integer>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>4878</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>2352</integer>
</dict>
  • after
<key>AppleUSBCDCACMData3</key>
<dict>
<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDCACMData</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>AppleUSBCDCACMData</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOUSBInterface</string>
<key>IOUserClientClass</key>
<string>AppleUSBCDCACMDataUserClient</string>
<key>InputBuffers</key>
<integer>8</integer>
<key>IsQualcommGobiDevice</key>
<true/>
<key>OutputBuffers</key>
<integer>16</integer>
<key>bConfigurationValue</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>bInterfaceNumber</key>
<integer>2</integer>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>37381</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>1478</integer>
</dict>

Then place the kext in /E/E, re-run myFix (quick) and reboot. See how it goes from there on.

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Dear Hervé,

Thanks for the tips, I saw that the version available for download is quite out-dated compared to the version shipped in Mavericks (4.0.5 vs. 4.2.1b2).

First I tried it by patching the 'old' downloaded version, no luck.

So I decided to apply the change (or in this case 'add' the XML-block) to the current version (which didn't had a 'AppleUSBCDCACMData3' XML-block).

 

But also this 'change' didn't make the device show up under the WWAN in the system profiler nor an additional device in the Network Pref Pane..

Any other ideas?

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