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As you can probably infer from the title, I am currently having troubles using the Apple USB Modem with my Mac Book Pro. I am running Windows XP via Boot Camp, and I have re-installed the Apple support drivers. I just bought the MBP last week, and came with Leopard. The USB Modem has trouble connecting, but when I connect using a different computer on the same line, I don't have any troubles. And when I do get it to finally connect, it will always suddenly disconnect after 3-5 minutes. Any ideas/thoughts/suggestions??? I thank you all in advance.
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I would recommend upgrading from dial-up any way you can. You even get USB sticks from mobile phone companies that let you use the mobile phone network, though they are around the same price as broadband. If you already have a mobile phone, you can often use the GPRS connection via bluetooth - just check your data transfer charges. If you have unlimited access (normally only on contract), you get free internet.
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I would if I could... in less than a heart beat. Unfortunately though, I live in semi-rural Northern California, where the nearest DSL/Cable line is a few miles away. And due to the mountainous nature my surroundings, satellite coverage is very weak. (my cell phone gets 1 bar on a GOOD day). So my only option until I go off to college and get broadband (only 5 more months!!!!), is my crappy dial up service. Thanks for your advice though.
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In that case, if it is a driver issue, it may be better trying to use a USB modem designed for Windows like this one:

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=3SV1

It seems a bit of a waste to have to buy another one though.
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Yeah, I would rather not have to buy another one though. I think I may be able to find one that works with in both Mac OS X Leopard and in Windows XP. Anyone else have any other ideas, or knows of any other USB modems that work in both Leopard and XP?
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Originally Posted by zypher View Post

Yeah, I would rather not have to buy another one though. I think I may be able to find one that works with in both Mac OS X Leopard and in Windows XP. Anyone else have any other ideas, or knows of any other USB modems that work in both Leopard and XP?

Try running XP under something like VMWare Fusion, and then connecting to the internet using your mac. Then, just use Fusion's ability to bridge the network automagically and surf away.

Either that, or just connect to the internet using your Mac and enjoy virus and spyware free surfing to your heart's content.

Either, or
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