UML290 crashes on Mac + checking firmware version



I have a Pantech UML290 and I am using VZAM 7.3.6 2704b for Mac OS X Lion. I am wondering if L0290VWB333F.230 is the latest version of the firmware for the device, because when I try and do a firmware check through VZAM I get this error:



"Failed to check firmware availability.


The specified firmware is not (or no longer) available on the device"


The reason why I wanted to check for a firmware update is because the modem will regularly "disappear" from VZAM, or, when connected, simply stop responding or receiving packets.


Upon looking in the crash logs, I see plenty of logs where "vzwwirelessd" goes down, report below.


Many thanks!









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Re: UML290 crashes on Mac + checking firmware version

You can try the following methods .
Official website: Visit the official website of the manufacturer of your modem to find information about the latest firmware version. Usually, manufacturers provide guides and documentation for firmware updates on their support pages or download centres.
Manufacturer Support: If you are unable to find information about firmware updates, you can contact the modem manufacturer's technical support team directly. Provide your device model number and current firmware version and ask if they have any updated firmware available.
Verizon Customer Service: Since you are using the VZAM software, you can also contact Verizon's technical support team if the problem persists. They may be able to provide more information about firmware updates or help you with connectivity issues.

Re: UML290 crashes on Mac + checking firmware version

The troubleshooting guide for UML290 crashes on a Mac and checking firmware version involves several key steps:

  1. Compatibility Check:

    • Verify UML290 compatibility with your Mac's operating system.
    • Ensure your Mac's OS falls within the supported range mentioned on the Verizon Wireless website.
  2. Software Configuration:

    • Confirm that you have the latest UML290 drivers and software updates installed.
    • Visit Verizon's website for specific downloads and updates related to your UML290 device.
  3. System Logs and Crash Reports:

    • Examine the Mac's system logs and crash reports for error messages.
    • Use the 'Console' application to identify patterns or issues causing the crashes.
  4. Firmware Version:

    • Check the UML290 firmware version through the Verizon Mobile Broadband Manager.
    • Compare it with the latest version on the Verizon Wireless website and update if necessary.
  5. Device Hardware Inspection:

    • Physically inspect the UML290 for damage or wear.
    • Ensure the USB connector is clean and undamaged.
    • Contact Verizon Wireless support for further assistance or device replacement if needed.

By following these steps, you can systematically address UML290 crashes on your Mac, covering software, firmware, and hardware aspects. If issues persist, reaching out to Verizon Wireless customer support is recommended for personalized assistance.