Mudita Pure Tethering on Mac

Hello all, has anyone had success in tethering their Mudita Pure to a MACOS?

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Hi!
The tethering is working under Mac, all you have to do is install the HoRNDIS driver - https://joshuawise.com/horndis
If you had any more issues with the tethering, please let me know :slight_smile:

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Hi. I think I have it installed and its not working. Is there a way to verify its installed?

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I’ll ask the team as I don’t work with macOS and will come back as soon as I’ll get the answer :slight_smile:
EDIT:
I’ve talked with our devs and here’s the solution for getting the horndis driver works in case it’s not working (Owner of the driver is not actively developing it right now I think):


Just follow step by step this particular comment :slight_smile: It is confirmed that those steps are allowing the tethering in macOS. Hope it helps.

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Hello! Thank you. Ill see what I can do. However, this isn’t the user experience I was expecting. I know that you guys cant have thought everything out but this is a gap in the software that should be closed if you want to have the phone be commercially viable.

I cannot give up my “smart phone” because short of going into the terminal of my Mac I cant use the Mudita. This also means I cant use the Mudita with another computer short of the same operation. Which begs the question, why didnt you guys just go and make the phone wifi capable? that would resolve this issue 100%, but probably create new ones.

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I totally agree with you - this should be straightened out. We mostly work on Linux and Windows devices, thus the macOS support was a little bit limited in the meaning of accessibility for devs. Right now more of us works with mac, so I believe this will be more straightforward in the future.
Regarding WiFi - it does do the job, but it does not line up with the values that Pure has to represent.
Saying so, if you had any more troubles - feel free to spam me via DM or here on the topic. I’d be more than grateful if I could help you.

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Oh shit, I really really hoped that I would tether internet on Mac as well. That is quite essential for me to give up my smartphone. I work in the train, and the WIFI is never working in the train here, that is the only reason when I still use my smartphone (as I need a hotspot) at this moment (switched to a Nokia 105).

Actually, my girlfriend was really anxious about me getting rid of my smartphone, with all kind of arguments like:

  • but what if you are on the airport, and forget to print out this form
  • what if you are lost in a new city, and don’t know where to go

And all kind of horror scenario’s that in reality usually work out itself in some way(as they have done for years before the existence of smartphones).

After a while, I was like, well, you know, I take my laptop with me when I travel, so if there goes anything wrong, I just plug in my Mudita in my laptop, and I can do anything I can do on a phone, and even more, on a gigantic screen!

So long story short, I hope this issue can be resolved somehow!

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While I love everything about Mudita, and understand all and any growing pains with the phone roll out, I agree, this is a bummer. Kind of a huge feature. I’ll likely have to continue using my Punkt phone until this gets resolved.

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Hey, I have tried to install this driver however it fails to install. I have a Mac with M1 chip. Do you know if there are any other drivers that might work on my system? Thanks :slight_smile:

Mudita needs to obtain a kext enabled Developer ID so that they can build and sign the HoRNDIS driver so people don’t need to disable security features in MacOS to install.

@parawizard we have found that one guy on GitHub has ownership of the maintenance of the HoRNDIS driver and he released a version for both Intel and M1 chips, for macOS up to Catalina. I’ve tested all of those versions and in most cases, you can turn on SIP after installing the driver. It’s not so straightforward as installing other apps, but a full manual about installing the driver should be included in the nearest release of the User Guide (I have written a tutorial/manual about how to install the driver in different OSes), right @urszula ?

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I have the latest Mac OS (Monterey). Have tried following steps on GitHub and Mudita still doesn’t tether. The process for installing external extensions on apple’s website is pretty hectic, I rang apple and they said they could not help me with it. I can’t get the phone to tether and not sure where to go from here.

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I am really amazed that I do have to have a fairly unknown driver to use mudita with my macbook. This is no good

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@Elizabeth_Galanis Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have reported this to the devs, I will tag @Bartosz_sp2fet to see if he can offer any more insight to your issue. I’m not a MAC user so I’m not familiar with that ecosystem at all. I’m going to ask some people to help me with this.