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Well, here's the fix people...Currently posting this using my Linksys WUSB54G V4 with Ralink RT2500 Drivers...

The Product ID and Vendor ID are the same as they've always been..

BUT...
The one other value you have to change is the bcdDevice it needs to be 4 NOT 1

<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>com.Ralink.driver.RT2500</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>RT2500USBWirelessDriver</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOUSBDevice</string>
<key>bcdDevice</key>
<integer>4</integer>

<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>13</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5041</integer>
</dict>

Verified and it works...

Have at it boys, enjoy those Linksys V4s!

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Awesome!!! I had one that was just sitting on my desk waiting for someone like you to figure out how to make it work. Great job.

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@kramer2k

do you know if there is a way to get this working with a WUSB11 Version 2.6? It's the wireless B usb adapter.

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Nope, won't work...check http://ralink.rapla.net/ to see which adapters have the RT2500 chipset...

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Edit: Info added to 10.4.4 Wiki
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just posting to inform that this is working with the instructions here and from tush.

Thanks Kramer

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did u mean ? http://www.linksys.c...FVisitorWrapper

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Yes, that is the WUSB54G, but you have to be sure to get Version 4, that's the only one that uses the Ralink RT2500 chipset. If you get one of the others, you're SOL.

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Could you post all the steps needed to get it to work?

I've installed the Ralink driver, and I have the WUSB54G ver 4. System profiler shows it in the USB device tree with Version 0.04, Product ID 0x000d and Vendor ID 0x13b1. I also edited /System/Library/Extensions/RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext/Content/Info.plist to add a new section with the excerpt you have given.

Unfortunately, when I plug the device on the USB port, I have no message in /var/log/system.log and WirelessUSBUtility still tells me "No device!"... What step did I miss?

Thanks.

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Could you post all the steps needed to get it to work?

I've installed the Ralink driver, and I have the WUSB54G ver 4. System profiler shows it in the USB device tree with Version 0.04, Product ID 0x000d and Vendor ID 0x13b1. I also edited /System/Library/Extensions/RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext/Content/Info.plist to add a new section with the excerpt you have given.

Unfortunately, when I plug the device on the USB port, I have no message in /var/log/system.log and WirelessUSBUtility still tells me "No device!"... What step did I miss?

Thanks.


Are you sure the kext is loaded? Check the Extensions under system profiler.

If it's Not loaded, type this into terminal

Sudo -s
your password
kextload /System/Library/Extensions/RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext

Then replug your adapter back in. The USB utility should start on it's own.

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Thank you.

kextload -t /System/Library/Extensions/RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext

Gave me the answer: invalid Bundle... I had made a small typo modifying Info.plist, and indeed the driver was never loaded properly.

It now works beautifuly...

For reference: DELL D610
  • ATI Radeon X300 - 1400x1050x32 - working (native LCD resolution)
  • Bluetooth - working
  • Broadcom integrated ethernet network card - somehow working (have to init it with the BIOS)
  • Linksys Wireless-G (WUSB54G) - working
  • Integrated Intel Wireless card - NOT working (yet)


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ohhhhhhh
I thought you edit the info file

whats the best way to do this though, I edit with textedit and it always tells me I cant save. Obviously because It need admin prvilages
Can I edit the file, save it on the desktop, and copy it back ?

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There's multiple instanaces of the bcdDevice key. Did you change all of them from 1 to 4 or just a specific one?

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It looks like he did the one following : <string>RT2500USBWirelessDriver</string>

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If only we could find open source for ANY WIRELESS card for OS X tiger, we would be able to write drivers for intel cards..... poopie..... anyone know where there is open source OS X wifi drivers?

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THANK YOU!!! I've been fighting with this damn card for days!

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I can't get it to work for me. I get this error:
can't add kernel extension /System/Library/Extensions/RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext (not a bundle) (run kextload on this kext with -t for diagnostic output)

I edited the last part of the 2500-kext and restored permissions. Can anyone send me the working kext for 10.4.6 at mm1969 (at) gmx.net ? Thx in advance!
:D



Found a readme.txt, included in some zip file. Everything works great now! :)

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Thank you all!

Installed the driver
changed the integer idProduct and idVendor
posted this reply

thanks again

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it works

have to
add as a new device with system profiler name this:
add

<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>com.Ralink.driver.RT2500</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>RT2500USBWirelessDriver</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOUSBDevice</string>
<key>bcdDevice</key>
<integer>4</integer>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>13</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5041</integer>
</dict>

then in terminal

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions


repair permissions

reboot

FANTASITC

Cheers

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Is there a way to get it working as an Airport device? I have to use the Wireless USB Utility, but is not recognised as Airport.





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