Monday, February 01, 2010

O2 mobile broadband. The good and the bad

My O2 mobile broadband dongle arrived today, less than 48 hours after I ordered it. Top service O2!

Followed the instructions. Plugged it in, Mac recognised the device, opened the folder to the "mobileconnect" package. Double clicked it to install, and got a flurry of terminal window with the message "The application quit unexpectedly". Bugger.

Tried again. And again. And again....there's a pattern here.

Quick Google suggested there are problems with this particular unit, but that it was solvable. Sorted in the end. Instead of double clicking package, did a right click, "view package contents" and then ran from the ensuing package icon.

After that, up and running in no time.

Bit poor though that it doesn't work as instructed out of the box.

I'm off to Manchester tomorow for a conference, so will look forward to testing it out.

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