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I bought my Linksys WUSB54GC for just 24 euro's and it's working like a charm with the attached kext.
First download the driver http://www.ralinktec..._2006_11_10.dmg
Install it
Put the attached kext in your /System/Library/Extensions folder and authorize it to copy over the old kext when the window pops up.
type the following in a terminal window:
sudo -s (enter your password)
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext
cd /System/Library
rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extenions.kextcache
sudo diskutil repairPermissions /
reboot
Now run the USB Wireless Utility from your application folder (If nothing is showed up, go to you System Preferences and then Network. It should say that a new network device (Ethernet Adapter) has been found. Save changes and try to run the USB Wirless Utility again.) and search for the wireless network.
Voila high speed wireless internet with the LinksysWUSB54GC and 10.4.8
I would like to thank SilverTab for the information.
Attached File  RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext.zip   276.19KB   6633 downloads

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Install it
Put the attached kext in your /System/Library/Extensions folder and authorize it to copy over the old kext



Where is the kext ?. Just curious and could you state your changes , so I could include them in my new RT2500 drivers !

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Where is the kext ?. Just curious and could you state your changes , so I could include them in my new RT2500 drivers !

Sorry it's in now, thanks for the information.
The change is an added key in the info.plist, with the information for the Linksys WUSB54GC
This is the key I added:
<key>Linksys</key>
<dict>
<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>com.Ralink.driver.RT73</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>RT2573USBWirelessDriver</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOUSBDevice</string>
<key>bcdDevice</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>32</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5041</integer>
</dict>

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Sorry it's in now, thanks for the information.
The change is an added key in the info.plist, with the information for the Linksys WUSB54GC
This is the key I added:
<key>Linksys</key>
<dict>
<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>com.Ralink.driver.RT73</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>RT2573USBWirelessDriver</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOUSBDevice</string>
<key>bcdDevice</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>32</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5041</integer>
</dict>


Simania_NL!

Which mainboard has you?

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This is going to sound absolutely foolish, but I'm out of ideas.....I have 10.4.8 and I'm trying to get this WUSB54GC working on my computer. I've been trying for hours to figure out how to get this .kext file loaded into a non-existent System/Library/Extensions folder. I have absolutely no experience with the Terminal prompt system and just can't get my head around the Mac commands - I'm a recent convert to Mac's, love'm....just can't figure this out! I'd appreciate if anyone can give me some really simple instructions on how to get this wireless working with 10.4.8 on my Powerbook G4.

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I followed the instructions above and now have wireless working on my Dell D620. Thanks a bunch mate :dance_24: !

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Well, followed the following thread and found it worked perfectly. http://forum.insanel...showtopic=33896

Had the idiot installer I was looking for..... :(

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humm nice. i was pointed to this topic showing what was done in getting a linksys wifi USB network adapter working in 10.4.8. which goes along with my problem. But with a different model of the wifi USB network adapter. i only hope the same can be done with my model of USB wifi adapter



i have a Linksys Wireless G USB Network Adapter with speedboost model number WUSB54GS.
The info for it shows up great in Apple system profiler in the USB tab but it will not work with the airport software for some odd reason. it does have the Broadcom chipset. it should work in tiger 10.4.8 but does not.

the forum i was at that pointed to this thread on these forums is here

Google Groups: G3-G5 list

and the thread from the forum linked above that was started about a wifi SB network adapter


eHome Products wireless G Adapters Question

and i posted that i had the same problem with my linksys Wirless-G USB network adapter with speedbooster model number WUSB54GS that has a broadcom chipset and i wondered why it didn't work in tiger cause i thought anything with a Broadcom chipset would work in tiger.

some one replied pointing to this thread saying it has something to do with the Vendor ID# (VID) and the product ID# (PID) in the info.plist file of some of the wireless Kexts or frameworks. I have read this topic but still would not know what to do to make this work if its even possible.

but anyway here is what the USB tab in ASP say's about my WIFI adapter

Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with SpeedBooster:

Version: 0.06
Bus Power (mA): 500
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Cisco-Linksys
Product ID: 0x000e
Serial Number: 1111
Vendor ID: 0x13b1

and if needed here is the numbers on the chipset

Broadcom
BCM4712KPB
HA0439 PII
729422P

if that helps anything but im at a total loss on what to do to get this working. as the person that pointed me to here said on his replay that if i didnt know what to do he can help me to get it working.

Thanks for the help in advanced all. should i have started a new topic. i can move this to where ever it needs to go but i was hoping i would run into the person that replied to me that pointed me here from the Google Groups G3-G5 lists

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i have the same problem as madmax_2069

I baught a Linksys WUSB54G but the probleme is that it is not a ver 4 it's a ver 2.1.

the good thing about it is that it goes up to 125 Mb/s

but like he just said before it is a Broadcom chipset

any one got an idea to make it work


cause i just throwed 50 out the windows if i can't make it work

thanks to all

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should i start a new topic about my model of usb wifi adapter since my model number is diffrent

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Are all of these USB cards based on the same chips? Is there a chance that the driver would work for some cards and not for others of the same model number, beacause of this?

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The link to driver is DEAD!!

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is this the right link : http://www.ralinktec...06_11_10.dmg?in the doc description on ralink website Install Package Version RTUSB D70-1.1.3.0 D71W-1.1.7.0 UI-1.3.0.0_2006_11_10.dmg ,so I guess I'll gie it a try

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does this driver work with osx 10.4.9? thanks

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Sorry for such an old bump but I have a WUSB54GSC. Does the "S" mean this fix wont work?

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Thanks for the info and files, Simania! I just got the 54GC and was hoping that it would work...I stumble across your thread and voila! Followed the directions exactly and it installed/is recognized no problem.

Haysead, if I had to guess I'd say that "S" denotes SpeedBooster, the tech Linksys uses to make G faster/farther-reaching. You could try this solution with it, but I'm not an authority to tell you it should or shouldn't work.

Thanks again!

-Craig

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The "S" does mean a speed booster so I will try this and post back.

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works like a charm, thanks!

the link is dead, so attaching the driver here. Works for me on my tibook running 10.4.10.

A godsend as my airport card died.

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Works for me too on my hackintosh with 10.4.10 tubgirl.
Cheers m8 :)

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hi

it doesnt work with 10.5 :(

any idea





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