Getting VZAccess Manager to Work with Mac OS X Lion

If you try to connect your Verizon MiFi, USB modem, or other 3G and 4G access device to your Mac with OS X Lion, you will be disappointed.

VZAccess Manager is not compatible with OS X Lion, and Verizon has no firm date for when an update will be available.

Fortunately, you can work around this problem to overcome two limitations of the current VZAccess Manager software that comes with your MiFi or USB modem.

This fix will help you with the following errors by allowing you to use your modem and hotspot with VZAccess Manager before Verizon releases an official version.

OS X Lion VZAccess Manager Errors

VZAccess Manager cannot be installed on this computer.

VZAccess Manager supports OS X 64-bit kernel.” (Yes, it really says “does” in the message.)

VZAAccess Manager installation requires administrative privileges

Please log in as a member of the admin group to install. VZAccess Manager must be run once in an administrator account. It can then be run in a user account.

We’ll have to get past both of these bugs to get VZAccess Manager to work on OS X Lion.

Getting VZAccess Manager to Work with Mac OS X Lion

We need to get an installer with the latest version. It . You can download it directly from Verizon. It worked with our MiFi 2200, though not compatible with all Verizon modems and access points. Your results may vary.

edit the new file to connect to the Finder.

– Applications – > Utilities – > Terminal

Type the following command,

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/


6. Use the window it opens to click on the mounted folder and save the .

Special installation is required for VZAccess manager to work on OS X Lion.

7. Let the installer finish, enter your password when prompted, and click .

You may encounter some problems because this installer is not made specifically for each modem and hotspot. If you are unsure of these steps, wait for Verizon to release the updated software for your device. Unfortunately, Verizon forum folks point out: no known time frame for update.

Compatible installer JB510

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