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I am working on this, but in the meantime, download this:

http://rapidshare.co...ink_Airport.zip

Place the contained file in your Applications folder and remove the unsightly RT app. Set both the apps in the download folder to open at startup. You can either delete or keep the Ralink app you already have as the one in the folder is the same.

Basically I cleaned up the RT app and set it to run hidden in the background so it cannot be seen. It should work though. Let me know how it goes. If it works for you I will add it to the installer and clean things up.


Fantastic no more Ralink utility on startup !

Got this working with Edimax EW-7711UTn
Wireless nLITE Mini-size USB Adapter

which is a tiny USB dongle.

Couldn't fit a Broadcom mini PCIe in an ASUS UL50Ag :( not enough space on the motherboard

Very nice to have the airport icon in the menubar too :)

Haven't a clue what chipset is in the dongle but it works !?! :D

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Working here also, with an usb dongle from TrendNet: TEW-644UB
Good work aqua-mac
btw: would u mind recompiling the prefpane for x64, please, please, please

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Hi guys, sorry bother u, but is there anyway to that app show the wifi networks, like the Original AirPort on 10.5 Leopard?

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go to the prefpane after having the wifi dongle plugged in, normally u should see Available Wireless Networks there.
If not, push the Start Scan button

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Hi got already working, I just wanna that airport menu in the menubar!, like a real mac has



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sorry for misunderstanding, but this seems to be really impossible as it means hacking an usb device to be recognized as built-in airport device;
this release is far from hacking stuff, it is sorta remake of the wireless-utillity and a prefpane. maybe some dsdt geeks could take a look into this and give us a hand



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Ya, that would be nice :) anyway is there anyway to connect to a WPA2-Enterprise???
Cause my school wireless uses WPA2 Enterprise and when I connect it says its not supported



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anyone managed to get in touch with aqua-mac ?

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http://aquamac.probo...t...=908&page=1



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thanks,
already knew about that forum, I meant if somebody could contact him and asked for sources.

btw: this is not even originally made by aqua, I really don't understand u man. how many people should die before u remember u made a topic on insanelymac ?



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I have installed the pref pane, the drivers from ralink site and i have the airpot icon.

BUT i'm only connected at G speed, no N available (in ralink pref it is set to 2,4G and greyed out)

My time capsule provide N speed.

how can I set my usb wifi ralink 2870 key to connect in wifi N mode
(i tried to set my time capsule to pick channel 36 for N, but the ralink key would definitively not go into N)

please help

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I have a Linksys WUSB100 v2 and had some problems getting it all to work, main problem being the need to unplug/re-plug the dongle every time I turned the computer on (even with the latest drivers). Bogus. But after a mish-mash of methods, I finally got it working right. Here's what worked for me on my EP45-UD3L system on 10.6.4 64-bit...Thanks a million to AquaMac whose RalinkAirport app makes all this work!

In case someone else is having the same re-plugging issue, this is how I got mine working...
You'll need the files from AquaMac's first post and the latest Ralink USB2870 driver: http://www.ralinktec...support.php?s=3

1. Install the RT2870 driver from the Ralink dmg. Don't restart when it asks you to.
2. Copy Aquamac's "Ralink Airport" app to /Applications.
3. Copy Aquamac's "RalinkWirelessUtility.prefPane" to /System/Library/Preferencepane
4. Restart.
5. Once back on your desktop, go to System Preferences-->Accounts--->LoginItems
6. Get rid of the "AwakeX$#$#X" item and add the "RalinkAirport" app.
7. Go to System Preferences-->RalinkWireless. Set up and save your wireless profile/etc).
8. Restart.

This worked for me. Now I don't have to replug my thing everytime, my internet's connected as soon as I'm on the desktop. Thanks again!

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heyy... after a few restarts... I need to go to system preferences, ralink wireless, to make it connected!
Why is this ? As soon as I am inside the ralink wireless, it would get connected! If I did not go there, no matter what the device wouldn't get connected to internet.

what did I do wrong ? any help would be appreciated..

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aqua-mac

Anyhow I have provide a zip version and a installer script I just made so that you can test it out...



Thanks for this! It works a treat. The original install files (which I'm also grateful for) screwed up the railink app so I couldn't select networks. This version works perfectly, is light (on my hackintosh mini) and is really authentic. Great job!

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heyy... after a few restarts... I need to go to system preferences, ralink wireless, to make it connected!
Why is this ? As soon as I am inside the ralink wireless, it would get connected! If I did not go there, no matter what the device wouldn't get connected to internet.

I'm having the same problem. I followed the steps Kunal2139 posted correctly, but when I restart my Mac it won't connect. If I click on the menubar icon and then click on "Wireless Preference," it'll open up the Ralink System Preference pane and THEN connect. It's works fine after that.

Any thoughts?

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New Driver (v2.0.6.0) and Ralink Configuration utility (v2.3.8.0):

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Download from D-Link site - ftp://ftp.dlink.cz/Czech/DWA-125/driver_s...AC_v2.3.8.0.zip

This driver works on any USB Ralink device (Chipset RT2870 /RT2770 /RT307X /RT2070 /RT3572)
Driver support 64-bit.

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This is amazing. Thank you! :D

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Works great! (the new driver and configuration utility..)

cleanup old Ralink stuff and install this one ... the catch is you have to add MiniTaskUsb-DWA125 to the startup items for it to connect to the available profiles ... the Minitask sits in /System/Library/StartupItems/DWA125/ folder , dont add it hidden cuz then you won't see it in the bar ...

nice one!





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