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I'm having difficulty in getting it to work. I've tried the manual method along with your install but the device still isn't recognized. I added the -f with the osx86tools but that didn't do anything.

Thanks for the help.

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Not sure if this matters, but I have a WUSB54GC ver.3.
I'm on 10.5.5

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I'm having difficulty in getting it to work. I've tried the manual method along with your install but the device still isn't recognized. I added the -f with the osx86tools but that didn't do anything.

Thanks for the help.

ps.
Not sure if this matters, but I have a WUSB54GC ver.3.
I'm on 10.5.5

Sorry for the slow reply

Version 3 of this adapter is different. It uses the 2870 (really the 3070) chipset. No worries though, I just made a package for this version. Uploading now :(

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Does this work in iatkos 10.5.6?
I've got an acer aspire on and I'm afraid the internal card doesent work so have to buy an USB wifi device...

I found the WUSB54GC in a catalogue from a nearby store for 249 DKK and going to buy it in a few hours... Was Just wondering if it works in 10.5.6 with voodoo kernel :P

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Does this work in iatkos 10.5.6?
I've got an acer aspire on and I'm afraid the internal card doesent work so have to buy an USB wifi device...

I found the WUSB54GC in a catalogue from a nearby store for 249 DKK and going to buy it in a few hours... Was Just wondering if it works in 10.5.6 with voodoo kernel :(

It seems like it's working in 10.5.6, so I'd do it. The fact that it's iAtkos is pretty much insignificant. I don't have a machine running 10.5.6 so I can't tell you for sure, but I imagine many others would have reported issues with 10.5.6 by now if there were issues. It's a pretty good adapter once it's working, and this is probably one of the easier ones with the setup packages.

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It seems like it's working in 10.5.6, so I'd do it. The fact that it's iAtkos is pretty much insignificant. I don't have a machine running 10.5.6 so I can't tell you for sure, but I imagine many others would have reported issues with 10.5.6 by now if there were issues. It's a pretty good adapter once it's working, and this is probably one of the easier ones with the setup packages.


OK so I bought it 20 minutes ago will try follow you tutorial here! Will post and update!

BTW: My god this USB adapter is big... Not funny having it in the side of my PC lol

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haha, yeah the size is an inconvenience but it does (or did) come with an extension cable. If your cable seems cheap and the adapter doesn't fit in like it should I recommend staying away from the cable... seems like Linksys cheaped out and switched to low quality cables that don't fit right.

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haha, yeah the size is an inconvenience but it does (or did) come with an extension cable. If your cable seems cheap and the adapter doesn't fit in like it should I recommend staying away from the cable... seems like Linksys cheaped out and switched to low quality cables that don't fit right.


Thanks for the advice :hysterical:, but I got a high quality extend cable in the box (didnt notice it at start :hysterical: )
Thanks to your post my internet works now on my notebook!
Followed all your steps and used the modified .zip!!!

Thanks man!

BTW: This is written from my new Acer Aspire One with iatkos 5i, manually updated to 10.5.6 with voodoo kernel :hysterical:. The Osx86 runs faster on my notebook than windows does ;-(
(both good and kinda sucky cuz I run my games in the windows)

Anyway sorry for the off topic! :hysterical: Just wanted everyone who visit this topic to know that it works with 10.5.6 :hysterical:

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Thanks for the advice :( , but I got a high quality extend cable in the box (didnt notice it at start :P )
Thanks to your post my internet works now on my notebook!
Followed all your steps and used the modified .zip!!!

Thanks man!

BTW: This is written from my new Acer Aspire One with iatkos 5i, manually updated to 10.5.6 with voodoo kernel ;) . The Osx86 runs faster on my notebook than windows does ;-(
(both good and kinda sucky cuz I run my games in the windows)

Anyway sorry for the off topic! :D Just wanted everyone who visit this topic to know that it works with 10.5.6 :D

Great news, thanks for posting :)

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Could this device work with an old iMAC (PowerPC) running Tiger?

thanks

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yes, this adapter works with all macs from panther to the latest leopard, ppc and intel :unsure:

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Just wanted to let you know this worked for me as well on a P5L-MX mobo and an iPC 10.5.6 distro.

After installing the v3 package, I still had to manually add the kexts. And I have to use the -f boot string otherwise it's not recognized.

But all of those are minor issues for the relatively ease of getting this working.

Thanks!

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Mac G4
Leopard 10.5.5
WUSB54GC v3

... used the v3 installer but got an error "...kext was not installed properly...". I had to download the latest ralink driver
RTUSB D2870-1.3.0.0 UI-1.7.1.0_2009_03_10.dmg

installed it after the v3 installer.

working great!thanks!!!



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I think I have followed install procedure as tightly as I could and it is still not working under Leopard 10.5.6
USBWirelessUtility (version 1.7.1) will not launch it just bounces in dock for a few seconds and nothing happens , it just quits without notice
I notice I only have this in S/L/E :RT2870USBWirelessDriver
Should I have another one ? If yes which one ??
Thanks for help
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used package vor v1/v2 and worked perfectly m8, thnx!

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I think I have followed install procedure as tightly as I could and it is still not working under Leopard 10.5.6
USBWirelessUtility (version 1.7.1) will not launch it just bounces in dock for a few seconds and nothing happens , it just quits without notice
I notice I only have this in S/L/E :RT2870USBWirelessDriver
Should I have another one ? If yes which one ??
Thanks for help
Rgds
Jean from France

There must be something wrong with my setup package for version 3. You don't need anything more than the RT2870 kext and of course the Ralink utility. I don't know why the current package isn't working right, but I hope to figure it out soon

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<br />I just built an installer so anybody can use the WUSB54GC with their OSX computer. Seems to work perfectly. It's attached to the bottom of this post. It's all you need to download for versions 1 to 2! So versions prior to 3 just need to download the third file, the first two can be ignored.<br /><br /><font color="#FF0000">UPDATE:</font> Good news for those with version 3 of this adapter. I've made an installer for this new version. Please post if there is an issue with this installer, as it has been reported that a manual installation of kexts using the application OSX86Tools is needed, but this may not be true for everyone. Uploaded on 4/19/09. Anyone with versions prior to 3 (white adapters) should still use the original setup package.<br /><br /><font color="#FF0000"><div align="center">----------------------------------------OLD METHOD----------------------------------------------</div></font><br />After weeks of frustration with Prasys' driver and utility causing kernel panics and generally acting up under 10.5, I've found the best solution possible at this time. The basic idea is to install the official ralink stuff, but then replace the drivers with the slightly modified versions that are attached. Use OSX86Tools to install the kexts. I haven't experienced a kernel panic since I started using this driver...<br /><br />1. Download and install the driver and utility from Ralink<br /><b>2. At this point there will be the official RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext and RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext installed. Delete them from System/Library/Extensions.</b><br />3. Download attached ZIP file<br />4. Download and launch OSX86Tools and use it to install the two kexts once they've been extracted from the ZIP file<br />5. Restart the computer<br />6. It should start the new USBWirelessUtility and detect your WUSB54GC. Search and join your network. If you connect but you still can't load a web page, check under the Network pane in System Preferences to make sure the card has been added as a network interface<br /><br />Note: If the utility says NO DEVICE!!!!!! it may just need you to replug the adapter. In this case I recommend using OSX86Tools to write a -f boot flag to com.apple.boot.plist<br /><br />Note 2: Please reply back to report success or issues.<br /><br /><u>Links</u>:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.ralinktec...2008_12_04.dmg" target="_blank">Ralink's 12-04-08 release of the RT2870 drivers and utility</a><br /><br /><a href="http://######.com/osx86tools/" target="_blank">OSX86Tools Page</a><br /><br />Modified Kexts/Installer:<br />

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Can anyone comment on how to enforce which wireless network in the area should be connected automatically?
I have my WEP encrypted network and in the area, a neighbor has an open wireless connection. When the computer is turned on, it automatically goes to the open wireless connection and I have to manually set it to my home WEP network. Thoughts?

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Can anyone comment on how to enforce which wireless network in the area should be connected automatically?
I have my WEP encrypted network and in the area, a neighbor has an open wireless connection. When the computer is turned on, it automatically goes to the open wireless connection and I have to manually set it to my home WEP network. Thoughts?

in the Wireless Utility you have to go to the 'Profile' tab, then click the 'ADD' button. Type in the correct SSID (network name) and then add in the WEP key in the next tab. My instructions might be a little incorrect since I haven't used the WUSB54GC in awhile (switched to ethernet).

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<br />in the Wireless Utility you have to go to the 'Profile' tab, then click the 'ADD' button. Type in the correct SSID (network name) and then add in the WEP key in the next tab. My instructions might be a little incorrect since I haven't used the WUSB54GC in awhile (switched to ethernet).<br />

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I've done that, but it still defaults to the Open network - odd...

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I've done that, but it still defaults to the Open network - odd...


Yeah, the software is pretty bad. I don't think there's a way to fix that, but maybe I'm mistaken.

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I just built an installer so anybody can use the WUSB54GC with their OSX computer. Seems to work perfectly. It's attached to the bottom of this post. It's all you need to download for versions 1 to 2! So versions prior to 3 just need to download the third file, the first two can be ignored.

UPDATE: Good news for those with version 3 of this adapter. I've made an installer for this new version. Please post if there is an issue with this installer, as it has been reported that a manual installation of kexts using the application OSX86Tools is needed, but this may not be true for everyone. Uploaded on 4/19/09. Anyone with versions prior to 3 (white adapters) should still use the original setup package.

----------------------------------------OLD METHOD----------------------------------------------


After weeks of frustration with Prasys' driver and utility causing kernel panics and generally acting up under 10.5, I've found the best solution possible at this time. The basic idea is to install the official ralink stuff, but then replace the drivers with the slightly modified versions that are attached. Use OSX86Tools to install the kexts. I haven't experienced a kernel panic since I started using this driver...

1. Download and install the driver and utility from Ralink
2. At this point there will be the official RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext and RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext installed. Delete them from System/Library/Extensions.
3. Download attached ZIP file
4. Download and launch OSX86Tools and use it to install the two kexts once they've been extracted from the ZIP file
5. Restart the computer
6. It should start the new USBWirelessUtility and detect your WUSB54GC. Search and join your network. If you connect but you still can't load a web page, check under the Network pane in System Preferences to make sure the card has been added as a network interface

Note: If the utility says NO DEVICE!!!!!! it may just need you to replug the adapter. In this case I recommend using OSX86Tools to write a -f boot flag to com.apple.boot.plist

Note 2: Please reply back to report success or issues.

Links:

Ralink's 12-04-08 release of the RT2870 drivers and utility

OSX86Tools Page

Modified Kexts/Installer:


Hi Warstrong
I've tried my WUSB54GC v2 to get work but no luck.
That dongle reports as to be RTL8187B WLAN (PID: 0x0073, VID: 0x1737). I've tried the original driver from Realtek site, adding support for Linksys PID&VID to plist, no luck.
Would you like to help me to get my WUSB54GC v2 working?
Thanks





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