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Hi I have a Realtek RTL8192E PCI-E a/b/g/n Wireless card that doesn't seem to work.

I've tried kext hacking the RTL8187SEl.kext via device id editing and when I kextload the file it doesn't do anything. When I try to open the Realtek WLAN Utility it won't open at all. Maybe its because the kext itself has too much options and configurations in the info.plist that Realtek itself only knows what it is. I've google it, binged it, yahoo it and even asked Jeeves for any solution to my problem and came up with nothing.


My device id is 0x819210EC and when it is scanned by PCIUtils (a utility from osx86 tools,) its noticed as an unkown device.

The following section is the most confusing in the info.plist cause there isn't that much info on it:
[codebox]<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>CWinMaxMin</key>
<integer>2</integer>
</dict>
</plist>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>CcxOffLineDurUpLimit</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>CcxRm</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>Channel</key>
<integer>10</integer>
<key>KeepAliveLevel</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>NetworkType</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>QoS</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>SSID</key>
<string>ANY</string>
<key>StaUapsd</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>WiFi11bIbss</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>bRateAdaptive</key>
<integer>1</integer>
</dict>
</plist>[/codebox]


Is there any solutions such as kext editing a certian way with these Realtek Wireless Kexts or will I have to wait for further compatibility?


Here i've included two kexts. One is the original untouched kext (RTL8187SEl) while the other one is an attempted edit (RTL8192SE), but that was a failure. Its here so that you can resort to these kexts for any questions.

Attached File  RTL8187SEl.kext.zip   1.21MB   371 downloads
Attached File  RTL8192SE.kext.zip   622.42KB   655 downloads

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I've included the RTL8192E files from Vista to use as a reference. The files below are the .inf file (net8192SE.txt) and the .sys file (rtl8192se.txt). They both in fact are files required for enabling wireless on Ubuntu via ndiswrapper, but since this isn't Ubuntu but OSX that isn't the case.


Attached File  rtl8192se.txt   554.5KB   137 downloads
Attached File  net8192se.txt   187.85KB   117 downloads

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Additional info:

When I opened Realtek Wireles Utility, I get the just leaking error with the DATA.

In a hex editor I use to look at the executable the 8192U USB Wireless Device is noted in there so I'm assuming that my 8192E (PCI-E) could possibly be supported.

I have more detailed info, but its useless to post if there is no reply/help.

Thanks :blink:

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Additional info:

When I opened Realtek Wireles Utility, I get the just leaking error with the DATA.

In a hex editor I use to look at the executable the 8192U USB Wireless Device is noted in there so I'm assuming that my 8192E (PCI-E) could possibly be supported.

I have more detailed info, but its useless to post if there is no reply/help.

Thanks :)


I have the Realtek RTL8192E in my netbook and having a bitch of a time finding any OSX support for it, let me know if you have any luck.

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Hey, I've linked this thread out from http://adidat.blogsp...msung-n130.html, where a nearly perfect hackintosh build on the Samsung N130 can be found.

The 8192E is one of the last remaining pieces of the puzzle. Hopefully the links will help steer some eyeballs in this direction (or visa-versa) and get this issue resolved sooner than later.

cheers,
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I have a Samsung N130 that came stock with the 8192E and I just replaced it with the Dell 1397 B/G/N card and so far it working flawless in OSX under 10.6.2. So just give up the headache and get a card that works. Got my 1397 on eBay for $20.

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Got my 1397 on eBay for $20.


I just spotted this auction on eBay for the 1397: http://cgi.ebay.com/...4=263602_263622 Is this the one you mean?

However, it's says that this card doesn't support N, just B/G.

Is there a different variant of this card out there that supports N?

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I guess it is only G but whatever it's been working great.

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Hi, have you tried to edit info.plist with your venID and proID converted in UTF32 code ???


I succeed with RTL8192U USB wireless dongle from a LG MS400H I bought a few weeks ago....

name WLAN 11n Client Adapter
chipset r8192_usb       
Vendor 043e 
product 7a01

so in UTF-32 code : 0x043e = 1086
0x7a01 = 31233


<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>31233</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>1086</integer>



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>CFBundleDevelopmentRegion</key>
	<string>English</string>
	<key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
	<string>RTL8192Ul</string>
	<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
	<string>com.realtek.driver.RTL8192U</string>
	<key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key>
	<string>6.0</string>
	<key>CFBundlePackageType</key>
	<string>KEXT</string>
	<key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key>
	<string>105.1346.11142008</string>
	<key>CFBundleSignature</key>
	<string>realtek</string>
	<key>CFBundleVersion</key>
	<string>1.0</string>
	<key>IOKitPersonalities</key>
	<dict>
		<key>WLAN 11n Client Adapter</key>
		<dict>
			<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
			<string>com.realtek.driver.RTL8192U</string>
			<key>IOClass</key>
			<string>RTL8192U</string>
			<key>IOKitDebug</key>
			<integer>65535</integer>
			<key>IOProviderClass</key>
			<string>IOUSBInterface</string>
			<key>Realtek_WLAN_NIC_parameter</key>
			<dict>
				<key>LedCtrl</key>
				<integer>1</integer>
			</dict>
			<key>Realtek_common_reg</key>
			<dict>
				<key>CcxOffLineDurUpLimit</key>
				<integer>0</integer>
				<key>CcxRm</key>
				<integer>1</integer>
				<key>Channel</key>
				<integer>1</integer>
				<key>HalfNMode</key>
				<integer>1</integer>
				<key>NetworkType</key>
				<integer>1</integer>
				<key>QoS</key>
				<integer>1</integer>
				<key>SSID</key>
				<string>ANY</string>
				<key>StaUapsd</key>
				<integer>0</integer>
				<key>WiFi11bIbss</key>
				<integer>0</integer>
			</dict>
			<key>bConfigurationValue</key>
			<integer>1</integer>
			<key>bInterfaceNumber</key>
			<integer>0</integer>
			<key>bcdDevice</key>
			<integer>256</integer>
			<key>idProduct</key>
			<integer>31233</integer>
			<key>idVendor</key>
			<integer>1086</integer>
		</dict>
	</dict>
	<key>OSBundleLibraries</key>
	<dict>
		<key>com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily</key>
		<string>1.1</string>
		<key>com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily</key>
		<string>1.8</string>
		<key>com.apple.kpi.bsd</key>
		<string>8.0.0b2</string>
		<key>com.apple.kpi.iokit</key>
		<string>8.0.0b2</string>
		<key>com.apple.kpi.libkern</key>
		<string>8.0.0b2</string>
		<key>com.apple.kpi.mach</key>
		<string>8.0.0b2</string>
	</dict>
</dict>
</plist>

This is the Driver for 10.5 , have one for 10.4 too...
Dont forget to instal Realtek Wlan Client utility too and replace the Kext...
and finaly in Terminal:


sudo chown -R 0:0 /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192Ul.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192Ul.kext
sudo kextload -v -t /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192Ul.kext

reboot

look in System Pref if device is detected ... if not ... try booting with -f flag

Good Luck...


http://rapidshare.co...47_UI_1.6.4.zip

http://rapidshare.co...47_UI_1.6.4.zip

Supported Device Hardware IDs:
Realtek: USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8192&REV_0100
Corega: USB\VID_07AA&PID_0043
Belkin: USB\VID_050D&PID_805E
Sitecom: USB\VID_0DF6&PID_0031
EnGenius: USB\VID_1740&PID_9201
D-Link: USB\VID_2001&PID_3301
Zinwell: USB\VID_5A57&PID_0290
Amigo: USB\VID_0E0B&PID_90

no driver tested for 10.6.x sorry ...

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@nexus77777: Thanks for the tip, though I'll sadly report that I haven't been able to get that driver to work simply by modifying the vender and product IDs to reflect those for my RTL8192E (which is the built in wifi on my samsung n510). Though from reading a bit from realtek's website this didn't surprise me as the USB based wifi is a different single chip system than the pci one (U v. E).

Anyhow, don't exactly know what else to try, but I'd love to get this sorted as it's the only real thing keeping me from running os x as my primary system (wifi works fine in ubuntu using realtek's driver...)

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If Realtek Wireless Utility isn't working try booting with the flag -arch=i386 otherwise, it won't work!
Normally this boards may work with previous drivers but in SL the Utility program won't work unless your in 32bit mode!

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Did you find any solution ? I have the same wireless card and any kext seems to work..
I also try to edit some other realtek kext's but, no sucess...

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Anybody??

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I'm going to bump this thread.

I also have a RTL8192SE and it's the only thing that's keeping me from installing OSX on my little laptop.

http://www.realtek.c...=true#RTL8192SE

You can now on download a working driver for RTL8192SE to Linux and i'm wondering if there isn't a way to convert the linux driver so it should work properly on any Mac distro.

As you may already noticed, i'm a complete noob at this but hey, you gotta start somewhere, right?

I do hope someone manages to create a .kext that works properly for RTL8192SE.

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I bump this topic too, because i'm Installing Mac OS X on my Netbook with RTL8192E

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As yet there is no kext .. you need to wait.

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Did anyone fix this problem

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Still no word on this? I've got a toshiba a505 6992 that begs for osx.

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Sadly I don't know how to make a kext. Looking forward to this post. Or if someone can point a direction?

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I tried to edit some kexts but with no success.
I realize that if I edit the info.plist of any realtek ethernet is detected in system preferences, but the application does not open.
My card is 8191 se ..
I bilieve that is possible create a kext work for us.

Sorry my english..





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