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Sooo close....

on 10.4.11, I tried to bypass the OSx86Tools install because that only works for 10.5 and higher. So obviously I received the "RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext file installed inproperly" when running the UBSWirelessUtility, because all I did was drag it into the /s/l/e folder.

Is there a way of installing the kext without the OSx86Tools app, or is my only other option being upgrade to 10.5?

Thanks!

I've been plugging OSx86Tools because I like the program and the other projects of ###### (stupid policy...). You can also use Kext Helper. It does the same thing as the kext installation function of OSx86Tools. I recommend trashing the kext in /s/l/e before using that though.

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thank you work for me perfect.

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It didn't worked for version OSX 10.5.7.... can you tell me how to delete everything I install ?

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It didn't worked for version OSX 10.5.7.... can you tell me how to delete everything I install ?

What version of the adapter are you using and which package/method did you try?
There should be a USB Wireless Utility in the Applications folder and a RT73/RT2870 kext in System/Library/Extensions

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What version of the adapter are you using and which package/method did you try?
There should be a USB Wireless Utility in the Applications folder and a RT73/RT2870 kext in System/Library/Extensions


I made all the installations. In the System/Library/Extensions RT73, RT2500, RT287.
First I installed with this file (Linksys WUSB54GC Version 3 Setup), the wireless utility said NO DEVICE! and in S/L/E was this file (RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kex)
Then I installed the rt73 and the rt2500 with the OSX86 tools, but the same results and for last; I installed a file (RTUSB D2870-1.2.4.0a UI-1.6.8.0_2008_12_04.dmg) but no results.

Is there a solution ?, Can I do it again? or what should I do again?. Thanks for your fast reply.

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This post is just here as an archive of the original first post. The download links are still in the first post.

Compatible with 10.3, 10.4, and 10.5. 10.2 and below are not supported and 10.3 might not work.
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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 3-10-09 release of the RT2870 drivers and utility

Google OSx86Tools (InsanelyMac doesn't support links to its site for some reason)

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Can someone confirm that this works on 10.5.7?

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Can someone confirm that this works on 10.5.7?

It's the only confirmation of it working on 10.5.7, but eggypadua said it works perfectly for him/her on 10.5.7 with the third version of the card. There should be more confirmations soon... I'm not sure how well this new "Complete Package" is going to work. Nobody would lie about it working on 10.5.7 so I think you should go for it.

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Alright, excellent. I'm not sure if it's the same person, but I checked the OSX86 Wiki and it said this works with 10.5.7, too. I'm going to purchase one very soon, and I will be sure to post if it works or not. Besides, if it works with 10.5.6, I see no real reason why it wouldn't on 10.5.7. Heh.

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This actually worked after following post #66 :)

Thanks everyone! Nice temporary solution until Project Camphor for iwl3945 is done =]

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This actually worked after following post #66 :)

Thanks everyone! Nice temporary solution until Project Camphor for iwl3945 is done =]

Did the Complete Package not work for you?

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Did the Complete Package not work for you?


No, just using the mpkg package resulted in errors like "kext not installed correctly".

After 'rm -rf'-ing the kexts and installing the ones from the #1 post zip with osx86tools, everything worked correctly ( i just had to re-insert the usb stick, no reboot ).

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Hi all,

I'm really having a tough time getting this thing working. Not sure what's going on. I have what I think is the version 3 ( black) one and I've tried the version 3 setup and no dice. Do I need to add product id and vendor id to the info.plist file? I can see the device in system profile.

Help would be great.
Chevy

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Hi all,

I'm really having a tough time getting this thing working. Not sure what's going on. I have what I think is the version 3 ( black) one and I've tried the version 3 setup and no dice. Do I need to add product id and vendor id to the info.plist file? I can see the device in system profile.

Help would be great.
Chevy

Have you tried the Complete Package yet?
If you have, just post the Product ID and Vendor ID.

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Here is the info from system profiler.

Product ID: 0x0077
Vendor ID: 0x1737 (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Inst.)
Version: 1.01
Serial Number: 1.0
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Ralink
Location ID: 0xfd200000
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 450

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Here is the info from system profiler.

Product ID: 0x0077
Vendor ID: 0x1737 (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Inst.)
Version: 1.01
Serial Number: 1.0
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Ralink
Location ID: 0xfd200000
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 450

Okay, I'll try to fix it in a few hours. Sorry about the wait, I'm in the middle of something.

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Great thanks. :wacko: So my id's aren't in the info.plist file and that's why it's saying no device?

Chevy

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Great thanks. :wacko: So my id's aren't in the info.plist file and that's why it's saying no device?

Chevy

I'm pretty sure they're in there, but I chose to convert all the ID's so they would be compatible with OSX vs. Windows, but I don't think it was necessary... sorry about that. Hopefully the new kexts will work.

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Anxiously waiting :wacko: :(

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I tried installing wusb54gc both the new way and old way neither one seem to work i need help i have v1 its grey also i am using 10.5.5 on a dell dimension 8400 everything works besides the internet





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