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Hi!

 

I had tough time making my Atheros AR956X  WIFI card to work on my Asus X556U, so i bought a Ralink usb adapter with 150mbs speed.

 

I installed the driver which was labeled to work for OSX 10.5, but the USB adapter is not detected even by the dedicated app from Ralink.

 

 

i attached the gen_debug output, please help.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

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hi..

 

would be interesting  post you usb Ralink  adapter model and chipset .

 

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hi..

 

would be interesting  post you usb Ralink  adapter model and chipset .

 

c.frio

 

 

I actualy couldn't find much about it, it is actually some kind of generic USB adapter. I found this page on alibaba, it is for the exact same one i have. 

link : https://www.alibaba...._843475869.html



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From the page you linked:

Attached File  Schermata 2017-12-12 alle 17.46.42.png   11.05KB   1 downloads

OS X seems not supported...



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hi..

 

did you see this?

 

https://www.mediatek...bandWifi/rt5370

 

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It does not take much effort to read that the model is listed as WD-1506N and fitted with Ralink 5370 chipset.

 

Now, all you need to do is find the relevant driver for your OS X/macOS version. Obviously, 10.5 (Leopard) drivers will only be 32bit, so no way you can run those underSierra...

 

Edit: above link from c.frio will give you the right driver; but pay attention because if you click on the Apple logo to get the OS X driver, you'll actually get the Linux driver; click on the Linux icon to get the OS X driver! But note that the drivers included are for Leo/SL/Lio/ML/Mav.



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hi..

 

and see this too..

 

http://www.insanelym...-rt537x-rt5572/

 

this send you to the previous link

 

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hi..

 

and see this too..

 

http://www.insanelym...-rt537x-rt5572/

 

this send you to the previous link

 

c.frio

 

 

The drivers from mediatek, didn't work. I installed those and still have the same problems, i can see Ralink in the menu bar but clicking on it i only get the option to open wireless utility which doesn't open when clicking it. 

 

i attached the usb device information from my sysinfo. 

 

I don't know exactly how this work, but i need it to. can you help ?

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:whistle: Doh! You could have started with that, because that's an MT7601 chip, not RT5370... Look for the relevant driver at the same place provided by c.frio.

https://www.mediatek.../broadband-wifi



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:whistle: Doh! You could have started with that, because that's an MT7601 chip, not RT5370... Look for the relevant driver at the same place provided by c.frio.

https://www.mediatek.../broadband-wifi

 

I couldn't find any drivers for macOs, mediatek only have windows drivers for MT7601. i tried to install drivers for MT7612 ( the only ones available for mac ). it didn't bring any results other than the wireless utility not opening and the usb dongle not working.

 

 i found a post on tonymac but the link they gave for El Capitan drivers which are supposed to run okey on sierra is not available anymore.

https://www.tonymacx...-sierra.222263/



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i think you can try asus usb wifi driver i think it uses the ralink wireless utility you can also try engenius wifi. you might have to add your device id to info.plists



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i think you can try asus usb wifi driver i think it uses the ralink wireless utility you can also try engenius wifi. you might have to add your device id to info.plists

Is there any links i can get the drivers from ? does Asus have drivers for Mac Os ?



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here are newer devices but you can search asus for older devices that use ralink chipset

 https://www.asus.com...pters-Products/here is other  http://www.engeniusnetworks.com/product/product.php?c=11&s=28&p=122



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here are newer devices but you can search asus for older devices that use ralink chipset

 https://www.asus.com...pters-Products/here is other http://www.engeniusnetworks.com/product/product.php?c=11&s=28&p=122

nothing shows up there.



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http://www.engeniusn...c=11&s=28&p=122you can check the drivers tab on Asus there are many models there most use the ralink software. 








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