Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:46 PM
Posted 15 October 2009 - 06:00 AM
Ralink have released 10.6 driver for RT2870. Tested in 32 bit mode. OK, Should work in 64 bit also.
Both 32bit/64bit "works" for me. But drops connection to router (WRT610N) quite ofter, won't reconnect without turning radio on and off. These problems don't happen in 10.5.
Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:08 AM
I wouldn't say they're hopeless though, better than nothing and it doesn't happen as frequently with the new driver as the old one.
I'm using a D-Link DWA140, and it works perfectly with D-Links own drivers in 10.5.8... hope they'll release one for 10.6
Posted 30 October 2009 - 09:12 PM
Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:04 AM
Anyway, I just got my Alfa AWUS050NH with the 2870 v.2 working in Snow Leo 10.6.1 by taking the Snow Leo RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext from Ralink's installer from their website (126.96.36.199) and adding the info.plist from the Leo RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext from the CD for the Alfa AWUS050NH v.2. You can download the modded kext at the bottom of this posting.
Apply the kext with your favorite kext tool (in Snow Leo I use kext helper b7). You don't even necessarily have to restart; usually it is enough to just wait a minute until the kext is loaded and the diode flashes on the adapter. Then go into System Preferences/ Network and confirm the new network interface, then Apply.
I also confirm aqua-mac's Airport-like app for Ralink 2870 working with v.2 once the kext is loaded.
For those who have probs with disconnects: if you are running on WPA-PSK, try to connect via AES instead TKIP, or vice versa. I have made good experiences with flipping the encryption mode.
Please give some feedback if this driver works for your Ralink 2870 v.2 in Snow Leo.
Posted 20 November 2009 - 01:22 AM
Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:18 PM
I have loaded SL 10.6.2 on an HP mini 311 and I also use a D-Link DWA-140. I have the same connection issue as everyone describes: dropped connection every minute.
I found out on other threads and forums that this is likely to be a Snow Leopard problem. Many "legit" Mac Book Pro owners report the same thing: their Apple built machine worked great with 10.5 but wifi is useless with 10.6.
So, I am not necessarily blaming the dropped connection on the Ralink drivers. It looks like they work fine. The problem lays with Sl and so far, no resolution in sight, not even from Apple.
Has anyone had better luck with another adapter by any chance? I am considering the Dell 1510 card (internal 1/2 size PCI card would look better than a "big black stick" on the side) but I can't confirm or inform that it works better.
Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:16 PM
i have a d-Link dwl-g122 wifi usb adapter and it works great with sl 64bit.
Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:13 PM
Posted 25 December 2009 - 11:22 AM
Has anyone solution for connection drops? Maybe some legacy drivers will work...
Use the older Ralink drivers (RTUSB D2870-188.8.131.52 UI-184.108.40.206_2009_03_10.dmg) they sort the connection drop for me on snow, thats using a belkin F5D8053 usb adapter
ps - I now am using an apple airport extreme via a miniPCI adapter, works ootb, fantastic at n speeds
Posted 25 December 2009 - 12:39 PM
Thank you ralphwiggum
Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:58 PM
Here some brief instructions
you may have to add/edit your sysctl settings:
$ sudo touch /etc/sysctl.conf
$ nano /etc/sysctl.conf
Copy the settings into the file and save changes (just press CRTL+X and confirm with Y)
You have to reboot to make the changes affetive
Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:21 AM
Work fine, whitout problem, no random disconnection, whit latest ralink driver 220.127.116.11 available on ralink web page
32/64 bit snow leopard 10.6.2
Posted 22 February 2010 - 07:01 AM
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 01:06 PM
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