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here are some working drivers i managed to get from the fella in this forum http://www.mac-forum...ighlight=driver
thought i might share them for the community.

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please read the instructions in the attatchement and if possible give thanks to the person that sorted it out in the forum link i gave above.

Hope this works out for you all! works for me on leopard.

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Thanks much...

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Couldn't get the drivers listed above to work on Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD Intel_Amd (sse2/sse3) EFI V8 . They wouldn't detect the Belkin USB adapter. Asked the guy from www.mac-forums.com for his drivers and now I've got full access to the internet. Even works with WPA2 AES. :)

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Do these drivers work for the Belkin N1 ExpressCard Adapter as well?

If not, does anyone know where to get drivers for it (or does it work out of the box)?

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The drivers are from Ralink.

so drivers can also donwloaded from:
http://www.ralinktec.../Macintosh.html
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http://www.ralinktec.../Macintosh.html

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just a quick question.. i've got it installed but the bandwidth is only 20mhz... is there something I'm missing to set it to 40mhz? I'm using an apple time capsule as an AP

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This works perfectly as described in the attached instuctions. after installing the driver,I just put my DYNEX USB G (U950731G)adapter and it picked up immediately. The only thing is at every restart I have to plug the adapter again for it to recognize.Thanks for preparing the guide and also providing links to the drivers. I recommend this to everyone trying to get the internet working with USD adapter.

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killer! this trick (with another card and driver set) worked before, and it still does! Viva la Mac!

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Hello,
I am the "fellow from the other forum" the drivers originated with me. I had the first correspondance with Ralink about creating drivers for the Belkin F5D 8053 wireless N USB adapter. After many emails they finally answered me and we corresponded about creating the drivers. Then one set of drivers was created for one PID. Then a different PID was discovered. Again I corresponded with Ralink to create yet another driver package. I have shared these drivers with hundreds of people over the last six months. I'm not surprised that they are now being circulated. You need to make sure that the drivers you download are the ones for your PID. There are two different versions of the adapter and the drivers above work with one version. In order to send the correct one to people I request their PID. I then send the correct version of drivers for their version of the adapter along with instruction on how to set things up. I've been happy to help people with this. If you want to do this right in regards to setting this up for people to download you need to label one for one PID and the other for the other PID. Then tell people how to go about finding their adapters PID.
This is how you find out the PID of your adapter....
With your dongle plugged in to your MAC,
Click on Apple icon in the upper left corner >About This
MAC>More Info... >USB> then on the right side highlight F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter >below, at the bottom is Product ID: AND Vendor ID
Although the drivers are from Ralink(the chipset creators) I can not verify that the drivers on their website will work with the adapter. In other words although they have given me drivers I can not say that they have posted them with the changes that make them work with the Belkin wireless N USB adapter. It was not that long ago that someone said that the ones on their site do not work with the Belkin F5D 8053 wireless N USB adapter. That may have changed since then.
Daniel aka totallybonkers

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Just bought this at BestBuy thinking I'll come home and plug it in and I'll be surfing...no dice.

I have version 1022. Tried files posted above...tried files on RALINK website.

When I go to Network Preferences I don't have a a device...when I go to add one, I don't get a choice to add it (only Firewire, VPN, etc.).

Can someone give me some direction on how to get this working?

BTW -- in System Preferences > USB it is showing up so I know the computer sees it.

Thanks in advance...

/mdg

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Send me the Product ID for your Belkin F5D 8053 Wireless N USB Adapter. Follow the directions above and send it to my email and I'll do my best to help.
Daniel aka totallybonkers

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Thanks, totallybonkers, for doing the work of talking to RaLink. RaLink has always been pretty good about supporting non-Windows OS'es. Now if someone can get them to fix their non-working rt2500 PCI drivers for Leopard!

By the way, the link you posted does not work.

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Happy to help.
It took many many emails just to get one response from Ralink. It took many more to get things all sorted out. In the end I received drivers with no instructions what so ever. Then I had to go back and get drivers to work with different PIDs. After a bit of trial and error I figured things out and started sharing the drivers with others and giving them suggestions on how to set things up based on my experience. I've been doing it for six months now. Hundreds of people from the U.S. Canada United Kingdom, etc. One request was completely in Spanish. It's been fun. As far as I know they have not posted these drivers on Ralink as of yet. (I don't know why). I wrote to Belkin six months ago about Mac drivers and they politely brushed me off. To this day I don't think they offer Mac drivers for the Belkin F5D 8053 adapter. I told them I'd figure it out myself back when they politely brushed me off. So here we are. What's kind of funny is that ever since I was able to use my Belkin F5D 8053 Wireless N USB Adapter with my Mac, I've used it to help others get their adapters up and running. So it's come full circle.
Daniel aka totallybonkers

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totallybonkers is 'da man. Sent me files and helped by being a sounding board last night and I got my Belkin card working.

Interesting development --

I had a Linksys WUSB600N dual band N adapter and while installing the Belkin RALINK kext I noticed a Linksys entry with a PID 112. I changed it to 113 (for the WUSB600N), did the normal permission stuff, rebooted and voila!!

I now have 5 GHz N acess to my AEBS :P

So --

a) I can confirm the Linksys WUSB600N works 100% using the RALINK driver
:wacko: It works with the AEBS
c) It's the fastest wireless connection I've yet to see on a Mac or Hack.

Cheers,

/mdg.

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With the Belkin F5D 8053 wireless N USB adapter...if you go into the wireless usb application and click on the advanced tab you may be able to select 5Ghz if you have an N class router.

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does these card has to be "re-plug" after system reboot? usually usb device needs to (?)

some screenshots maybe? also heard that 5GHz doesn't go through walls that good, what's your experience?

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Hi MDG,

I was hoping you might walk me through how you got it to work with the Linksys device. I'm fairly new to the inner workings of Mac Drivers, but I found the RT2870 kext file, opened that and changed both of the plists to read 113 instead of 112, rebooted, and it still says "No Device" within the wireless tool.

Any thoughts on what I'm missing?

Thanks,
Nick

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Thanks bro. Got it working in Leo4All. Takes a bit of tinkering to get it running but, it works good once it's up.

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Daniel sent me the driver the next day and after installing all I was getting was `no device present'. After a bit of troubleshooting I tried reinstalling with pacifist this time and now it works like a charm, so if you have any problems use pacifist to install.

Thank you Daniel, my hackintosh is finally fully working. :turbin:

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here are some working drivers i managed to get from the fella in this forum http://www.mac-forum...ighlight=driver
thought i might share them for the community.

10.3
10.4
10.5

please read the instructions in the attatchement and if possible give thanks to the person that sorted it out in the forum link i gave above.

Hope this works out for you all! works for me on leopard.


Using the 10.5 driver and changing the ID from 112 to 113, I got my Linksys WUSB600N working like a champ. I am able to get 270 'N' speeds, which I thought I would never get. The one drawback is that while the driver supports WEP, WPA, WPA2, it does not support WPA-Enterprise only PSK (TKIP/AES). Also, I played around trying to connect on the 5ghz radio and I was unsuccessful. You can go to the adavced tab on the wireless utility and select 2.5&5 and my 5ghz ssids show up but I cannot connect to my WRT600N. More than likely it is a WRT600N setup issue. This router is definitely finicky to say the least. . .

By the way, to edit the info.plist file I used the instructions on the below URL:

http://wiki.osx86pro...t_Patching_List





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