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Hi,
I have a big problem...
I am using Snow Leopard 10a432,i installed it properly and everything is working fine including sound,cd drive,etc...
But when i tried to install my Netgear wg111v3 driver,it didn't work...During installation it says that

'System extension cannot be used'
The system extension "/System/Library/Extensions/RTL8187Bl.kext" cannot be used...

I tried reinstalling more than 10 times,but with no success the message keeps coming again and again.

It use to work when i had Leopard 10.5.2 or 10.5.3 and even 10.5.6
I tried to look for drivers for snow leopard because i thought there might be a different driver for snow leopard.But i could not find it.

Plz Help...
I can't live without internet..

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Hi,
I have a big problem...
I am using Snow Leopard 10a432,i installed it properly and everything is working fine including sound,cd drive,etc...
But when i tried to install my Netgear wg111v3 driver,it didn't work...During installation it says that

'System extension cannot be used'
The system extension "/System/Library/Extensions/RTL8187Bl.kext" cannot be used...

I tried reinstalling more than 10 times,but with no success the message keeps coming again and again.

It use to work when i had Leopard 10.5.2 or 10.5.3 and even 10.5.6
I tried to look for drivers for snow leopard because i thought there might be a different driver for snow leopard.But i could not find it.

Plz Help...
I can't live without internet..



same problem here... i think we must search for the 64bit kext of this net adapter.... i spent a lot of time searching in forums... but i didn't found anything... if you have more luck let me know.... bye

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i have a different adapter its a TrendNet TEW-424UB but it uses this same RTL8187BL.kext... is there a way to adapt this kext to work with snow leopard somehow editing the string values?

Thanks!

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Wow I am excited i finally got it working ... you have to edit the RTL8187Bl.kext open it with show package contents by right clicking on it and then go into Contents / open up info.plist in any text editor or better property list editor if you have xcode installed and then last lines OSBundleLibraries and change the value strings for last 4 lines to be 9.0.0 instead of 8. something i can't remember what it was...... I guess it looks at the OS BUNDLES LIBRARIES to register that driver ... once you do that replace that kext with kext helper and you don't even have to restart you'll see your wireless thing flash before your eyes and working :P


hope this works for you guys my TEW 434ub 3.1 R works now :)

and here is kext for all of you

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Wow I am excited i finally got it working ... you have to edit the RTL8187Bl.kext open it with show package contents by right clicking on it and then go into Contents / open up info.plist in any text editor or better property list editor if you have xcode installed and then last lines OSBundleLibraries and change the value strings for last 4 lines to be 9.0.0 instead of 8. something i can't remember what it was...... I guess it looks at the OS BUNDLES LIBRARIES to register that driver ... once you do that replace that kext with kext helper and you don't even have to restart you'll see your wireless thing flash before your eyes and working :D


hope this works for you guys my TEW 434ub 3.1 R works now :)

and here is kext for all of you


Think you could provide more in depth instructions? if this worked for you, are you booting 32bit mode or 64, and what are the file mods you are doing exactly?

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this method only works booting 32 bit kernel .... what you do is open up that kext show content and edit its plist ... look for last 4 lines and change the string value to 9.0.0 and save then replace the kext and you should see it start working without restarting

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See...i am basically a noob
So plz explain in proper steps its been months i have used my net
this is my friends computer.

explain in :
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(just giving an example)

plz reply fast!!

ty

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I have strange problem with my WG111v3. I instaled drivers from Realtek webpage. Install went good and restarted. After reboot Realtek client utility was loaded and I choosed to what rooter to connect. I connected to my router. In Sys prefs WiFi was recognised but it got self-asigned IP. Eaven if I put it in manual I cannt connect to internet. I just dont know what the problem is.

In Leo everything is working OK

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Boot in 32-bit kernelspace (Dont worry your apps will be all 64-bit , this is how real macs do work anyway). You just gotta be in 32-bit kernelspace !

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Boot in 32-bit kernelspace (Dont worry your apps will be all 64-bit , this is how real macs do work anyway). You just gotta be in 32-bit kernelspace !


Help...by "gotta be in 32-bit kernelspace" do you mean to "Check open in Rosetta" for the application (in my case, Netgear wg111v3) via CMD-I? Or is there something else I am supposed to be doing about 32-bit?

Thanks.

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Here is the fixed kext for the WG111V3 that will work in 10.6.2 32-bit. You still need to install the Netgear software first so that you have the WLAN utility.

http://www.zshare.ne...409337b64bf591/

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Here is the fixed kext for the WG111V3 that will work in 10.6.2 32-bit. You still need to install the Netgear software first so that you have the WLAN utility.

http://www.zshare.ne...409337b64bf591/


Maybe it's the lack of caffeine...would you or someone remind me what I need to do after I've installed the Netgear software and downloaded the new kext above...How do I make this work? Thanks very much. I've got to walk my daughter through this over the phone.

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Maybe it's the lack of caffeine...would you or someone remind me what I need to do after I've installed the Netgear software and downloaded the new kext above...How do I make this work? Thanks very much. I've got to walk my daughter through this over the phone.


Old thread, but I thought I'd reply with my success in getting the WG111v3 going in OSX 10.6.4 in 64bit kernel space.

First of all, I installed the Netgear Network Utility driver for the WG111v3 found on Netgear's webpage. The latest version of the driver is for 10.5 -- install it anyway. When the install is nearly finished it will complain about the realtek .kext not being installed properly. I just ignored that. BEFORE pressing reboot at the end of the Netgear install, copy the .kext pootify posted (http://www.zshare.ne...409337b64bf591/) to /S/L/E and run Kext Utility to repair the permissions & rebuild caches. Following this go ahead and finish the Netgear install, which will reboot your machine.

Upon reboot, the Netgear Utility should see the WG111v3 and automatically open. You may need to deactivate and reactivate the Netgear device in your Network settings (in System Prefs) to allow the Netgear Utility to take over the wireless stick. You connect to your WLAN through the Netgear Utility.

Hopefully this makes some sense!

Cheers,
Adam

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Old thread, but I thought I'd reply with my success in getting the WG111v3 going in OSX 10.6.4 in 64bit kernel space.

First of all, I installed the Netgear Network Utility driver for the WG111v3 found on Netgear's webpage. The latest version of the driver is for 10.5 -- install it anyway. When the install is nearly finished it will complain about the realtek .kext not being installed properly. I just ignored that. BEFORE pressing reboot at the end of the Netgear install, copy the .kext pootify posted (http://www.zshare.ne...409337b64bf591/) to /S/L/E and run Kext Utility to repair the permissions & rebuild caches. Following this go ahead and finish the Netgear install, which will reboot your machine.

Upon reboot, the Netgear Utility should see the WG111v3 and automatically open. You may need to deactivate and reactivate the Netgear device in your Network settings (in System Prefs) to allow the Netgear Utility to take over the wireless stick. You connect to your WLAN through the Netgear Utility.

Hopefully this makes some sense!

Cheers,
Adam


I tried this and it didn't work for me, Dell Inspiron 1720 with Netgear WG111v3 usb stick. The netgear utility wont open and the adapter isn't seen in airport but under about system the wg111 shows up under usb devices.

I reinstalled in 32 bit kernel and everything working fine. I chose the adapter in the install settings using iATKOS s3 v2. Don't need 64 bit so no point having all the hassle with it

Actually appears to be one issue, after a reboot it loses the connection to the router and needs the wep key entered again. Anyway around this?

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I tried this and it didn't work for me, Dell Inspiron 1720 with Netgear WG111v3 usb stick. The netgear utility wont open and the adapter isn't seen in airport but under about system the wg111 shows up under usb devices.

I reinstalled in 32 bit kernel and everything working fine. I chose the adapter in the install settings using iATKOS s3 v2. Don't need 64 bit so no point having all the hassle with it

Actually appears to be one issue, after a reboot it loses the connection to the router and needs the wep key entered again. Anyway around this?


Fixed it Posted Image Needed a profile setup in the netgear utility for the connection.

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I have got a driver for it from a friend and it works on 10.6.4

here it is http://www.zshare.ne...036475d79f9d7f/

do let know if it works on your mac

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I have got a driver for it from a friend and it works on 10.6.4

here it is http://www.zshare.ne...036475d79f9d7f/

do let know if it works on your mac


Yes! I've been having problems with my new iMac built-in Wi-Fi adapter/Netgear 834GT router combo - bought the WG111V3 as it professed support for MacOS '10.3 and upwards'. As documented here, Netgear have fallen very short, and even a call to Netgear support was fruitless ('You'll have to return your unit to the store I'm afraid sir, we have no drivers for 10.6').

However, this driver has worked for me - great signal and throughput - so thank you enormously for your efforts.

I've seen others having the same problem on a couple of other forums, so I'll be sure to link here.

Warm Regards,
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David Mc
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I tried all the solutions above, all work in 32bit, I can not make it run in 64bit mode.

thanks.

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hi,

problem solved :(

this method only works with snow leopard 32bit

--->(if you are using sow leopard 64 bit reboot your os in 32 bit mode)
hackintosh users type this at boot prompt ( arch=i386 ) to boot os in 32bit mode


1. On Netgear website Here.. three driverrs are available.
2. Download the second one -->Mac OS 10.4: 744kb in size Download Here
3. Don't install the complete package.
4. In setup click customize button and uncheck driver install. (ie install Netgear WLAN client utility and com.netgear only )
5. Download the kextutility (hackintosh kext application)
6. Download this kext provided by pootify Download pootify kext
7. Just drag and drop this pootify kext on kextutility icon to install this kext (you can also use your own method to install the kext but keep in mind --> kext permission)
8. After successful installation of kext and driver utility reboot.
9. WLAN should work.


10. If it is not working then either the kext is not loaded or you are still in 64 bit mode --> [ check system profile---> Software : (System Software Overview) you must get this ---> 64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No ]

11. If kext is not loaded open terminal type

sudo -s

enter your password

you will get root privilege and terminal will display this -->
bash-3.2#

now type this

kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8187Bl.kext

you wil get this on termnal

kext loaded successfully (or already loaded)

if you did everything exactly like i told you. you will get "found new network hardware" prompt on screen

good luck :D

done....

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works for me KINDA... but not with net gear it just bounced in the dock......

and the realtek shows connected but NO IP ADRESS.....GRR.

hi,

problem solved ;)

this method only works with snow leopard 32bit

--->(if you are using sow leopard 64 bit reboot your os in 32 bit mode)
hackintosh users type this at boot prompt ( arch=i386 ) to boot os in 32bit mode


1. On Netgear website Here.. three driverrs are available.
2. Download the second one -->Mac OS 10.4: 744kb in size Download Here
3. Don't install the complete package.
4. In setup click customize button and uncheck driver install. (ie install Netgear WLAN client utility and com.netgear only )
5. Download the kextutility (hackintosh kext application)
6. Download this kext provided by pootify Download pootify kext
7. Just drag and drop this pootify kext on kextutility icon to install this kext (you can also use your own method to install the kext but keep in mind --> kext permission)
8. After successful installation of kext and driver utility reboot.
9. WLAN should work.


10. If it is not working then either the kext is not loaded or you are still in 64 bit mode --> [ check system profile---> Software : (System Software Overview) you must get this ---> 64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No ]

11. If kext is not loaded open terminal type

sudo -s

enter your password

you will get root privilege and terminal will display this -->
bash-3.2#

now type this

kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8187Bl.kext

you wil get this on termnal

kext loaded successfully (or already loaded)

if you did everything exactly like i told you. you will get "found new network hardware" prompt on screen

good luck B)

done....







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