Do it yourself
    17 February 2015


    How to: Connect with a USB modem

    Using a USB modem is an efficient and easy way to get internet connection on the move. Here’s how to install it and get online.

    So you have a brand-new USB modem! Now what? It’s one of the most frequently asked questions on the Vodacom website, but it’s really a very straightforward process.

    1. Go to the Vodacom website’s Help section, and click on Data & Devices. Select your device using the drop-down menus. Click on Downloads in the left-hand menu, and select the download most appropriate for your computer – Windows or Mac. There are more detailed instructions for downloading the software on the Vodacom website. 

    2. Follow the instructions. Once the software files have downloaded, start the installation process by opening the downloaded files. Follow the onscreen instructions and prompts to install Vodafone Mobile Broadband.

    3. Restart your computer, making sure your USB modem is in the USB slot.

    4. When the computer restarts, go to the Vodafone Mobile Broadband software. Go to the Advanced tab and click ‘Connect’ under Mobile Connections.

    You should be ready to surf the net!