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Can somebody please help me? I followed both Warstrong and utapez's directions exactly with no luck.

WUSB54GC v1 (RT73 / RT2501)

OS X "Leopard" 10.5.4
Dual 2 GHz Power Mac G5 (Late 2005)
2 GB DDR2 SDRAM

Ralink Installer

Boot with device plugged in - doesn't light up

Plug in device after boot - doesn't light up

Utapez's Method (Ralink Installer + Manually Editing info.plist)

Boot with device plugged in - doesn't light up

Plug in device after boot - doesn't light up

Manual Install following OP

Boot with device plugged in - doesn't light up

Plug in device after boot - lights up, Ethernet Adapter is detected, but then if I try to connect to AP using Wireless Utility, kernel panic

OSX86Tools Install following OP

Boot with device plugged in - lights up, kernel panic

Plug in device after boot - lights up, but Ethernet Adapter is not detected, and if I try to connect to AP using Wireless Utility, kernel panic


Why on earth is this so difficult??

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WUSB54GC v.3

new on the ralink site RTUSBD2870-3.0.3.0UI-3.0.0.0_2010_09_10.dmg. get it here. install package and before rebooting replace RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext with the modded. reboot repair permissions, configure the ralink utilitym launch net prefs - new network detected, done. sl 10.64 - 64 bit

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Got mine working, albeit indirectly. Upgraded to 10.5.8 via wired Ethernet, swapped out v1 adapter for v3, installed driver manually with OSX86Tools, viola! Would've been nice to figure out what the previous problem was, but at least it's running.

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Just my experience:
I have WUSB54GC Linksys (grey color).
In windows i have rt73.sys driver then i suppose it's a RT73 :-)
I downloaded from
http://www.ralinktec...support.php?s=3
this version:USB(RT257X/RT2671/RT2500)
I installed on my 10.5.5 ideneb and reboot.
Nothing.
Copied RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext from Extensions to my desktop and edited info.plist
Copy and paste one of the entries (Buffalo) and changed
<key>Cisco-Linksys</key>
idProduct --> 32
idVendor --> 5041
Saved the file.
Delete old version from extension folder
Install the modified kext with KextHelper
Reboot with -v -f
Open ralink utility and create my profile (ssid, wpa)
Open system preferences, network and there is a new port called Ethernet
Set manual ip address, gateway and dns
Open safari and browse the internet.
Thanks to all (i learned here!)

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new update from railink RTUSBD2870-3.0.3.0UI-3.0.0.0_2010_09_17.dmg tested on 10.64 64 bit WUSB54GC v.3

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So, I must have tried absolutely everything and still no luck...

I'm using iAtkos's Snow Leopard 10.6.3

Intel Q9450 Quad Core, 6GB DDR2 memory (though I have to set maxmem=4096 for OSX to boot)

Absolutely everything works in my OSX install (even my obscure USB sound card and all my Windows drives) EXCEPT for my grey, version 1 Linksys WUSB54GC dongler.

I tried installing Ralink's drivers.... nothing.

I tried using Kext Helper (which appears to succeed then fail each time)

I even tried editing in the correct Product and Vendor information into the info.plist with zero success.

Once again, using Snow Leopard and trying to get this blasted dongle to work so I can find me some internets.



Thank you, any and all help will be greatly appreciated!

(oh, in Win 7 the driver shows up as netr7364.sys, if that means anything.)

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new update from railink RTUSBD2870-3.0.3.0UI-3.0.0.0_2010_10_29.dmg tested on 10.64 64 bit WUSB54GC v.3

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Thank you very much for the guide!!!

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Has anyone been successful getting this working on Snow leopard 10.6.5?? I can't seem to get the dongle to light up. :)

EDIT:
So I guess hard work and perseverance really DOES pay off! I have officially gotten my WUSB54GC v1 working on Snow Leopard 10.6.5

How I did it:
- Download the latest USB(RT257X/RT2671/RT2500) Ralink drivers from:
http://www.ralinktec...support.php?s=3
- Install them
- Copy the file kext from /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext to your desktop and then edit the Info.plist file, adding the following:
<key>3com</key>
<dict>
<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>com.Ralink.driver.RT73</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>RT2573USBWirelessDriver</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOUSBDevice</string>
<key>bcdDevice</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>32</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5041</integer>

- delete /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext
- copy in the edited RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext to /System/Library/Extensions
- open terminal and run the following command:
sudo -s (enter your password)
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext
cd /System/Library
rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extensions.kextcache
sudo diskutil repairPermissions /
Wait until it is finished. Takes a while!
reboot

- and after a reboot, it started working. :)

Hope that works for others as well!

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You never </dict> on this :P



Has anyone been successful getting this working on Snow leopard 10.6.5?? I can't seem to get the dongle to light up. :(

EDIT:
So I guess hard work and perseverance really DOES pay off! I have officially gotten my WUSB54GC v1 working on Snow Leopard 10.6.5

How I did it:
- Download the latest USB(RT257X/RT2671/RT2500) Ralink drivers from:
http://www.ralinktec...support.php?s=3
- Install them
- Copy the file kext from /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext to your desktop and then edit the Info.plist file, adding the following:
<key>3com</key>
<dict>
<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>com.Ralink.driver.RT73</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>RT2573USBWirelessDriver</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOUSBDevice</string>
<key>bcdDevice</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>32</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5041</integer>

- delete /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext
- copy in the edited RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext to /System/Library/Extensions
- open terminal and run the following command:
sudo -s (enter your password)
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext
cd /System/Library
rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extensions.kextcache
sudo diskutil repairPermissions /
Wait until it is finished. Takes a while!
reboot

- and after a reboot, it started working. :)

Hope that works for others as well!



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Well, my dongle works perfectly now.
Even if I reboot it gets detected again, which is great.
Only one thing:
The utility opens each time Mac OS boots... Is there a way to hide the window that pops up? I already have the dock icon hidden, but I don't know if it is possible to hide the windows that opens every boot... Is it? Since it automatically connects to my network...

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Sorry to revive an old threat but... I got the Linksys USB adapter working fine but now I am having kernel panics and restarting the computer all the time... Especially when there is a lot of network communication going on... Like when I am running torrents, sharing large files from one machine to another over the network, etc... Has anyone else experienced this when attempting to get this WiFi adapter working or using kexts in general?

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Finally I got my WUSB54GC (v3, that's the black dongle) working. I have a iMac G4 (PPC) 10.41. The package that "Warstrong" provided simply did not work for me, the V3 Tiger package had dependency issues with the RT2780 driver and would not load so... I went to the Ralink site and downloaded the newest driver package, RT2780. It comes with a nice installer and I installed it. For me it still didn't work until I edited the RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext. What I did was make a copy of RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext and saved it to my desktop and edited its info.plist file with Text Editor. What needs to be done is to add this:

<key>Linksys - RT2870 - 3</key>
<dict>
<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>com.Ralink.driver.RT2870USBWirelessDriver</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>RT2870USBWirelessDriver</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOUSBDevice</string>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>119</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5943</integer>
</dict>

That magic number is "119" which is specific to dongle V3.
I added this new entry after the "Linksys - RT2870 - 2" entry.
I saved the file (info.plist) and dropped it (RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext) on the Extensions folder (you will be asked for your password and if you really want to replace this file, yes you do).
Now you have to set the permissions exactly like *Warstrong* has stated at the beginning of this post. Reboot and enjoy. Hope this helps. Additionally I have experienced the signal being dropped (annoying and probably due to being in the basement and the router two floors away) I just replug in the dongle and it finds the signal again.



I am getting the exact same message you had (I am also using an iMac g3 not g4 though)

running 10.4.11

Same V3 USB Adapter

Changed Kext, permissions etc...

The version available on Ralink is now v4 driver.

Message returned from kextload -t:


Validation failures
{
"Kext has a kernel dependency prior to version 6.0 and CFBundleVersion does not match executable's MODULE_VERSION" = true
}
Missing dependencies
{
"com.apple.kpi.iokit" =
"A valid compatible version of this dependency cannot be found"
"com.apple.kpi.libkern" =
"A valid compatible version of this dependency cannot be found"
"com.apple.kpi.mach" =
"A valid compatible version of this dependency cannot be found"
"com.apple.kpi.bsd" =
"A valid compatible version of this dependency cannot be found"
"com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily" =
"A valid compatible version of this dependency cannot be found"
"com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily" =
"A valid compatible version of this dependency cannot be found"
}


Is there anything else you did?

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Hi, i have a hp dv2000:
-Intel Core 2 duo
-4 GB RAM
-wifi 4965agn
...

I bought a linksys wusb54gc Ver. 3. to prove it with osx

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I followed Warstrong's instructions and doesn't work with Snow Leopard 10.6.3 (iatkos S3 V2).

Then I tried with Leopard 10.5.5 (iatkos v5) and it's work perfectly, thanks for all Warstrong.

Somebody knows wich is the problem with snow leopard. I've seen something, when I install iatkos v5 with all kext of ethernet doesn't work, even editing and reinstalling kext and info.plist. The last time, I just installed only the necesary kext to my laptop, was there when the wusb54gc was recognize by OS X.

Maybe some kext causes conflicts between them. I will be doing tests.

Thanks for all, if I find something I'll post it...

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Just my experience:
I have WUSB54GC Linksys (grey color).
In windows i have rt73.sys driver then i suppose it's a RT73 :-)
I downloaded from
http://www.ralinktec...support.php?s=3
this version:USB(RT257X/RT2671/RT2500)
I installed on my 10.5.5 ideneb and reboot.
Nothing.
Copied RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext from Extensions to my desktop and edited info.plist
Copy and paste one of the entries (Buffalo) and changed
<key>Cisco-Linksys</key>
idProduct --> 32
idVendor --> 5041
Saved the file.
Delete old version from extension folder
Install the modified kext with KextHelper
Reboot with -v -f
Open ralink utility and create my profile (ssid, wpa)
Open system preferences, network and there is a new port called Ethernet
Set manual ip address, gateway and dns
Open safari and browse the internet.
Thanks to all (i learned here!)



I use leohazard 10.6.2 on easynot tk87 by Packard Bell. I had the linksys v1 adapter laying around and followed every step in this post and it worked, flawless! For newbs i would like to add that the info.plist is actually IN the kext file. Just right click and select to see whats in the package. Then click some more and eventually you will find the info.plist and you can edit the info as in the quoted post. Man I am happy this worked, it took me several hours before I found this post though. But thanks! Also Warstrong thanks for making this all happen.

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anybody got the grey WUSB54GC working in Lion? Mine is VID 13B1, PID 0020, rev 0001. In WIndows 7 netr7364.sys loads (v. v.4.0.8.0 from Windows Update).

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grey version 1 - VID 13B1 PID 0020 rev 0001

hooked into a Powerbook G4 w- 10.5.8, Aiport deactivated

installed Driver by Warstrong, Leo v.1, reboot

new interface in Network Sys Prefs, Apply

Ralink Utility: found my SSID (WEP) --> connect --> kernel panic

when I create a profile w. correct WEP key --> activate --> same thing, kernel panic

installed original driver from Ralink --> nothing

modded accdg. to instructions --> nothing

Any idea which of the packages I need to use for grey v.1 in 10.5.8 PPC?

EDIT: working fine w. Prasys' ole package ..

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does anyone have v3 working on Lion?

EDIT: fixed! magically, an uninstall and reinstall of the Ralink software worked (after adding my vendor ID to the kext, of course)

Edited by ZildjianAVC, 02 March 2013 - 08:41 PM.






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