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How to install a program on Macbook Pro?

How to install a program on Macbook Pro?

Postby ollaneg » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:14 am

So I just got a macbook pro and I am slowly but surely learning how to use it. My problem is that I need to install motorola wimax usb21500 to get internet on the go. When i put the program in the usb port to be installed on my mac, an icon comes up in the corner and so i click it. It shows 3 files: autorun.exe, clearwire.ico and setup.exe. I click setup.exe and its a bunch of symbols in a separate window. I have tried dragging all three files into the applications folder and opening them but none of them work. I don't know if i am not opening them with the correct application (I tried disk utility) but it still is not working. Please help!
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How to install a program on Macbook Pro?

Postby rafaele » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:15 am

Well it seems that your device is not compatible with the mac OSX, any .exe file is strictly a windows self extracting file and cannot be opened or installed on a mac. The common file extension for installing programs on a mac is .dmg. I couldn't find mac OSX drivers for it, so your best bet is to call your service provider and see if they have any other options, that would be mac compatible.

However there is another option, a work around, you could run windows with Apple's bootcamp (utilities), requires a windows retail install disk (expensive), and use your wimax usb that way. Or get a program like Parallels or VM Fusion, which allow you to run windows along side your Mac OSX. That is also an expensive alternative. But they will allow you to utilize your wimax usb.

http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

http://www.parallels.com/landingpage/dskd39_3/?source=g_us&gclid=CL2Tl6PEr6MCFRNSgwodDUgV6A

http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/
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Postby birdhil » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:23 am

Well it seems that your device is not compatible with the mac OSX, any .exe file is strictly a windows self extracting file and cannot be opened or installed on a mac. The common file extension for installing programs on a mac is .dmg. I couldn't find mac OSX drivers for it, so your best bet is to call your service provider and see if they have any other options, that would be mac compatible.

However there is another option, a work around, you could run windows with Apple's bootcamp (utilities), requires a windows retail install disk (expensive), and use your wimax usb that way. Or get a program like Parallels or VM Fusion, which allow you to run windows along side your Mac OSX. That is also an expensive alternative. But they will allow you to utilize your wimax usb.

http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

http://www.parallels.com/landingpage/dskd39_3/?source=g_us&gclid=CL2Tl6PEr6MCFRNSgwodDUgV6A

http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/
those are windows programs. anything .exe is windows. try just turning the wimax on and searching for the wifi using airport. being a mac, it should just pick it up.
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