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Signal/status monitor for Huawei E220 HSDPA USB modem.   Free
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CheetahWatch is a signal and status monitor, and connection control for the Huawei E220/E270 HSDPA USB modems.
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Version 1.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Huawei E220 and E270 HSDPA USB modems

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Povilas reviewed on 25 May 2011
Works great with my Huawei E1550 modem. All is great, but i'd like to see a better received data control. For example an option to set time when data is not counted. I have unlimited downloads from midnight to 8 in the morning and from 8 to the midnight i have 10 GB for whole month. Now this app just has an option to warn when specific amount is reached, but ti counts all traffic (day and night).
[Version 1.4]



Anndra reviewed on 08 Mar 2009
So much better than the software that cam with my modem. I use this with '3' in the UK. The only problem is if the modem disconnects because of a bad signal, the software doesn't detect this that well. A re-launch has always fixed the problem for me.
[Version 1.3]



sjha reviewed on 19 Jul 2008
This is excellent. Far better than the very poor Huawei programme supplied by my ISP which demands an Administrator password every time one makes a connection.
[Version 1.2.2]


akrobat commented on 28 Jan 2008
The first version didn't have the connect feature but was useable.

When clicking on the menubar item I get the spinning wheel for up to a minute. Always have to connect via the Network Prefs.
[Version 1.2]



budhusa reviewed on 08 Dec 2007
the bandwidth functions work perfectly, but the signal strength is not displayed...but i was looking for bandwidth stuff mostly anyway...

i have a macbook and a vodafone branded huawei modem...
[Version 1.1]

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budhusa replied on 08 Dec 2007
actually the signal strength works as just takes a bit of time to update....

great software! thanks....
Gabor commented on 09 Oct 2007
This application fails to work on my MacBook Pro using Huawei drivers version 2.7
Similar as described by a previous poster, it will not display any useful data and - much worse than that - occasionally BLOCK internet trafic on the HUAWEI device AND on WIFI, even when not activited.

All problems were fixed, once I removed CheetahWatch from my computer.

You may wait with installation until this issue has been fixed
[Version 1.1]

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pftqg (developer) replied on 25 Oct 2007
This application does not interact with WIFI at all - if you had problems with your Wifi connection while CheetahWatch is on your system, then your problems are unrelated - do you have firewall software installed that might be getting confused? I have had no reports of it interfering with internet traffic. How are you establishing your connection? Feel free to contact me via email.

As to displaying data - it relies on the modem providing this information. Some versions of either the firmware on the modem or the Mac OS X driver do not provide this information, or do not provide it in the expected way.

allenheim reviewed on 09 Aug 2007
At last. I really could use this one for my Turbo3G connection here in Denmark. Thumbs up for this application, keep it free, it should be ;)

[Version 1.0.2]


akrobat had trouble on 17 Sep 2007
My modem works fine and I've got internet but this application doesn't show the signal, stregnth etc like it should. All I get is just a dotted line and a 'W' or sometimes an 'H' next to it in the menu bar.
[Version 1.1]

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Version Downloads:3,233
Type:Utilities : Network
Date:30 Dec 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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CheetahWatch is a signal and status monitor, and connection control for the Huawei E220/E270 HSDPA USB modems.

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