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[USB WiFi] Linksys AE6000(RT2870) On macOS Sierra

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Linksys AE6000 on macOS Sierra

 

  So after a bit of work I got Sierra installed on to my MacBook Air 2,1! The only issue is wifi. To remedy this issue till I can get a new wifi card, I decided to see if I could use my Linksys AE6000 on Sierra.

 

Requirements:

  • Linksys AE6000(or similar RT2870 card)
  • Yosemite RT2870 kext
  • D-Link Pref Pane(DWA-140, thanks! @rodrigocunha)
  • Kext Utility

 

To get the Yosemite kext for the RT2870, I had to go through Mediatek's installer with Pacifist. I did try the Mavericks kext from the other RT2870 thread but it didn't work.

 

The files will be attached below! (RT2870 Kext,DWA-140 Pref Pane file,Kext Utility

 

Now to the process:

  1. I'm not sure if order matters but I had the DWA-140 Pane installed already
  2. Next drag and drop the RT2870 USB WiFi in to Kext Utility
  3. Reboot(with or without your USB Adapter attached)
  4. Your adapter should be blinking or working with the DWA-140 Utility

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Have fun, enjoy!  :)

RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext.zip

DWA-140WirelessUtility.prefPane.zip

Kext Utility.app.zip

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I also thank you for this guide! confirmed working on 10.2.6 for AE6000. Dell Inspiron 15 5567.

 

Edit: Though if I reboot then I have to go into the preference pane and reconnect manually on boot. Not sure if this is something I'm doing incorrectly or just how this method works. Thanks OP!

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