Novatel Merlin EX720
The Novatel Merlin EX720 is an ExpressCard/34 adapter for high-speed CDMA broadband networks, namely Sprint. This card is compatible with Mac and PC.
- External Antenna Port
- Flip-up Antenna
I ran into some issues with activation on my MacBook Pro, initially. The card is specifically identified as compatible with Mac OS X 10.4+, yet no drivers or software for the Mac are included on the disk accompanying the hardware.
After some heave searching on Google, I found Sprint's Novatel Mac integration package. This zip file includes two documents, one for OS X Tiger, and one for OS X Leopard. Included in the package was the Sprint activation utility for Mac.
- You'll need the following three pieces of information:
- MDN (10-digit number)
- MSID (10-digit number)
- Lock (10-digit number)
- When you've activated the card and connect for the first time, you'll be asked for a username and password. Enter anything at all. It's a legacy appearance having to do with the Mac's PPP stack. This information isn't used or checked by Sprint.
Configuration with Linksys WRT-54G3G-ST
First, make sure you have the latest Linksys firmware.
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