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The Netgear WG111v3 works. Must use the 10.4 installer from their site.

EDIT: Should mention I'm running 32bit

Is yours deleting all your profiles after reboot as well? Glad my internet works but man its annoying...

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Does anyone know a WiFi USB-Stick that works with Lion? My current one that works with SnowLeopard (LCS-8131N USB Wireless, Chip = Ralink RT2870F) doesn't work with Lion (Wireless utility freezes). I don't know if it's simply the missing driver support from Ralink or if there is some general incompatibility...


If you want another option, I can guarantee that the Asus WL-167G V3 works perfectly. Link Speed 150(Mbps).
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And another thing, it comes with the driver for Mac OS X. ..

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I use a D-Link DWA-131 and it work like a charm...
Drivers from D-Link website

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I use a Buffalo mini USB WLI-UC-GN and it work fine in Snow/Lion

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My Ralink works well. Please refer my signature

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Anything Ralink based sucks under OSX. Constant dropouts which means having to unplug sticks or restart connection applications. I have washed my hands of these.

The best card to get is a Broadcom BCM94322MC. Put that in a PCI-e adapter and you should get Airdrop under Lion.

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Anything Ralink based sucks under OSX. Constant dropouts which means having to unplug sticks or restart connection applications. I have washed my hands of these.

The best card to get is a Broadcom BCM94322MC. Put that in a PCI-e adapter and you should get Airdrop under Lion.


To quote the recent Metamucil TV ads in the US, to make such a generalization about Ralink-based USB sticks is, to put it simply, *wrong*.

I've used the *same* Ralink-based USB stick in Lion that I've used in Snow Leopard (in fact, in Snow Leopard, it replaced an SMC USB-based stick) with nary an issue. What bites isn't the driver support, but the old utility (which is not pure x64, which naturally causes conniptions in Lion). There is a newer utility that is purely x64 and is compatible with AirDrop (but still works in both Lion and SL); there's a link to a package (that also includes the most recent driver kexts) in the LAN and Wireless forum.

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The Netgear WG111v3 works. Must use the 10.4 installer from their site.

EDIT: Should mention I'm running 32bit


I can confirm that the Netgear WG111v3 works in Lion 32-bit using the driver for 10.4

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Does anyone know a WiFi USB-Stick that works with Lion? My current one that works with SnowLeopard (LCS-8131N USB Wireless, Chip = Ralink RT2870F) doesn't work with Lion (Wireless utility freezes). I don't know if it's simply the missing driver support from Ralink or if there is some general incompatibility...


I am using the ASUS WL-167G V3 usb wireless dongle it works perfectly.

Hope that helps

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i just bought TRENDnet TEW-649UB mini USB wi-fi and use official driver for Mac 10.6 from the web

it's work ;)

http://www.trendnet....i...9UB&cat=171

driver:
http://www.trendnet....b...3&SUBMIT=Go

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for juanerson, dude i have the TP-LINK TL_wn321g and works fine, simply download ralink drivers from his website,by the way mine its version 4.1 its labeled on the side of the box,you gotta check the model you own. and choose the right driver. just install and reboot then connect the usb stick and voila¡¡¡

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I use an Realtek based noname USB WIFI Stick:

802.11n WLAN Adapter:

BSD-Name: en1
Produkt-ID: 0x8176 (RTL8188CUS chip)
Hersteller-ID: 0x0bda (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
Version: 2,00
Seriennummer: 00e04c000001
Geschwindigkeit: Bis zu 480 MBit/s
Hersteller: Realtek

The realtek drivers (comes with an Wifi Util that runs on startup) works with Lion 64 Bit 10.7.2 C40.
Realtec supports OS X good (fast updates).

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I am using the ASUS WL-167G V3 usb wireless dongle it works perfectly.

Hope that helps


Hey, which driver exactly are you using? I have one of these sticks but no CD. I downloaded the driver from the asus website (chose version 10.6) and when I try opening the "wireless utility" application it simply keeps bouncing on the dock and never opens...

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All,

Any problem login into the Mac App store?

Thanks. :blink:

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I have a TP LINK TL-WN821N version3 using Atheros chipset..

Any one can help to make it work?

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I use an Realtek based noname USB WIFI Stick:

802.11n WLAN Adapter:

BSD-Name: en1
Produkt-ID: 0x8176 (RTL8188CUS chip)
Hersteller-ID: 0x0bda (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
Version: 2,00
Seriennummer: 00e04c000001
Geschwindigkeit: Bis zu 480 MBit/s
Hersteller: Realtek

The realtek drivers (comes with an Wifi Util that runs on startup) works with Lion 64 Bit 10.7.2 C40.
Realtec supports OS X good (fast updates).




I follow the advise and brought one from ebay.. it works.

two notes:
1. can update the software from the Realtek sites remember to select the CUS version
http://www.realtek.c...;Downloads=true

2. to make airdrop works need a patch in terminal:

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1





I use an Realtek based noname USB WIFI Stick:

802.11n WLAN Adapter:

BSD-Name: en1
Produkt-ID: 0x8176 (RTL8188CUS chip)
Hersteller-ID: 0x0bda (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
Version: 2,00
Seriennummer: 00e04c000001
Geschwindigkeit: Bis zu 480 MBit/s
Hersteller: Realtek

The realtek drivers (comes with an Wifi Util that runs on startup) works with Lion 64 Bit 10.7.2 C40.
Realtec supports OS X good (fast updates).




I follow the advise and brought one from ebay.. it works.

two notes:
1. can update the software from the Realtek sites remember to select the CUS version
http://www.realtek.c...;Downloads=true

2. to make airdrop works need a patch in terminal:

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1

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The tiny Airlink AWLL5088 works OOB on Lion using the provided 10.6 driver. It is currently about $14 on Amazon. Only drawback for me is that it only supports WPA2-PSK, not WPA2 Enterprise.

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i just bought TRENDnet TEW-649UB mini USB wi-fi and use official driver for Mac 10.6 from the web

it's work :)

http://www.trendnet....i...9UB&cat=171

driver:
http://www.trendnet....b...3&SUBMIT=Go


Update [10/12/2011]
This USB adapter does work in OS X 10.7.1, you have to use the WiFi utility supplied with the installer package to join a wireless network.

I too just bought the TRENDnet and it is not working in Snow Leopard 10.7.1. This is the message I am getting. I installed the official driver from the website, and I rebooted, and below is what I am getting in the network prefs.

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This is the same version as I use in both Snow and Lion. (I have a ralink branded USB dongle, not an OEM btw)
You do not need to boot in 32-bit mode, as the Ralink kext supports 64-bit as well. (which my system is using). The tool to configure the card is 32-bit, but it works fine regardless.

How do you connect to your wifi without the wifi utility ?

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I use a D-Link DWA-131 and it work like a charm...
Drivers from D-Link website


Where???? Can't find them....

greetz,
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