I live in Sweden and bought a Huawei e173 from the Swedish operator Telia. The only problem is that the 3G modem came with drivers and software for Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6).
To start off, I installed the modem on a windows machine and disabled the PIN-code on the simcard. I personally get quite annoyed when I have to enter a PIN-code everyone I connect a 3G modem..
Next, I downloaded the drivers on my own from mobinil.com, installed them and configured the modem with the following settings:
Model: GPRS (GSM/3G)
Note that the APN is different on every carrier. Just Google it…
So I’ve decided to make a USB boot drive with lion just in case of my MacBook Pro HDD decides to die on me..
Fired up Disk Utility, created a Mac OS X partition on the thumbdrive and restored the lion dmg (InstallESD.dmg) to the drive.
Source: Creating a bootable OS X 10.7 Lion disc (holgr.com)
Some time ago I found that when I tried to eject any external drives from my Mac it always failed on the first try, but succeeded on the second.
This is very annoying, as I’m using alfred to speed up pretty much every command on my Mac. So basically I had to type “eje” (the start of the Eject command) two times instead of one..
It turned out that CleanMyMac checked the drives as they where being unmounted, thereby locking the drive. So I disabled these settings and voila, everything worked.
Some time ago I found this great blog-post about how to prioritize the Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi. In my case this is when I’m at home.
Sometimes, your Mac will connect to a janky Wi-Fi network. The connection is slow or you’re on the other side of a lead wall and you’re getting a really poor signal. When you finally find an Ethernet jack to plug into, you may notice you’re still connected to the Wi-Fi network that was giving you problems. This is because your Network Service Order list is out of its proper order to allow the Ethernet to take over when plugged in. Don’t fret, we’ll show you how to reset the Service Order list on your Mac to ensure that Ethernet takes priority over AirPort.
Read the full post at maclife.com