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Hi,

my onboard wifi is the only thing keeping me from running 10.6 and 10.7 in 64bit.
I searched and found this mac compatible USB wifi adapter

http://www.dealextre...n-antenna-44929

the chipset is Ralink RT3070L

The only thing is: can anyone confirm that the kext for this RT3070L chipset really loads in 64bit?

thanks!

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Nevermind people! I found out the answer to my own question.
I downloaded the kext and inside it there is a "history.txt" file
Inside this file you can read


[...]

[V0.0.9.1]
1. Fix prefast build issue.
2. Support x64 platform
3. Rename .inf and .sys file name

[V0.0.9.0]
1. AP dynamic antenna status check
2. Modify calcuating rssi method according to Gain and RssiOffset in E2PROM
3. Modify load firmware routine about CRC check
4. Update DRS function
5. Fix 20/40 MHz bandwidth issue

[V0.0.8.0]
[V0.0.7.1]
1. Change broadcast and mlme rate as CCK 1Mbps
2. Fix BA bugs
3. Dynamic antenna status check
4. Fix rssi report issue
5. Fix DHCP issue
6. Fix throughput issue caused by protection

[...]




I guess this "Support x64 platform" means that, right?
I suppose it does...

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Nevermind people! I found out the answer to my own question.
I downloaded the kext and inside it there is a "history.txt" file
Inside this file you can read






I guess this "Support x64 platform" means that, right?
I suppose it does...


my ralink rt2870 chip usb (rt2070.kext) is 32 and 64bit working on Snow, so a newer model will too. Always look on Ralinks site for newest kexts, some vendors like sitecom/d-link offer older kexts/software/utility.

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Hi,

my onboard wifi is the only thing keeping me from running 10.6 and 10.7 in 64bit.
I searched and found this mac compatible USB wifi adapter

http://www.dealextre...n-antenna-44929

the chipset is Ralink RT3070L

The only thing is: can anyone confirm that the kext for this RT3070L chipset really loads in 64bit?

thanks!


USB for WiFi sucks - I recommend Airport Expresses as external NIC cards for Hackintosh users. Simply setup the Airport Express to connect to an existing network, and then run an Ethernet Cable from it to your desktop. It will become an instant external NIC in bridge mode! With 5 Ghz!

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thanks for all the answers guys...

@smartie77: well, I guess it will work then.. thanks!


@Burpethead: this is a great tip! But for now I will stick to the USB wifi. The price difference is too big! But I will consider this in the future. thanks.

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Well, just to let everyone know that I purchased the item and I'm very satisfied with it!
The two antennas make reception really good and I'm now getting 100% wifi signal opposed to 75/80% I used to get with my onboard wifi.

The kext does load in 64bit so now I'm able to let my kernel and extensions load in 64bit. I don't know if it's supposed to make a noticeable difference but my system seem to be running a little faster and smoother.

All of this I did still under 10.6.7 because I'm not being able to switch completely to Lion yet due to some bugs and instabilities.
When I test it under 10.7 I'll also post some feedback

that's it

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Nevermind people! I found out the answer to my own question.
I downloaded the kext and inside it there is a "history.txt" file
Inside this file you can read






I guess this "Support x64 platform" means that, right?
I suppose it does...


It is indeed a 64-bit kext (in fact, it's the same kext that is used for Snow Leopard). Use the SL installer for all versions of Lion (including the latest update for DP4) - I'm using it right now (Tenda WG311U) with no issues.

USB for WiFi sucks - I recommend Airport Expresses as external NIC cards for Hackintosh users. Simply setup the Airport Express to connect to an existing network, and then run an Ethernet Cable from it to your desktop. It will become an instant external NIC in bridge mode! With 5 Ghz!


If you need 5 GHz support, I agree - USB is a nonstarter there (however, it has more to do with radio limitations than the technology itself, and has nothing to do with the underlying OS; the same issue confronts GNU, Windows, UNIX, etc.). However, for 2.4 GHz (N or G) support, USB is fine.

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yep, I confirm it works in 64bit using SL installer...

great!





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