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TL-WN823N (tp-link) & DWA-131 (D-Link) on Snow Leopard hackintosh


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Both tp-link and D-Link USB Wifi dongles mentioned in the title seem to have one name in common: Realtek. This shows in System Profiler. Put in your dongle in a USB socket of your computer. Open System Profiler via clicking on the Apple logo top left of your screen. Choose 'About This Mac' then click on the 'More info ...' button. Look for USB in the Hardware section of the contents column. (This will show even without any driver already installed.)


In my case the product and vendor ID's are as follows:



product ID = 3319

vendor ID = 2001



product ID = 8178

vendor ID = 0BDA


Driver and Wifi app location: https://www.tp-link.com/nl-be/support/download/tl-wn823n/#Driver


The system I have is Snow Leopard 10.6.7. The hardware I use is a X7DWT server motherboard with two Xeon CPU's (E5440).


The driver I used is TL-WN823N_EU_US_V2_V3_170913_Mac. The site provides drivers for other macOS's also.


Both TL-WN823N and DWA-131 work with this driver.


Do NOT RESTART immediately after the driver installation is completed. Run Kext Utility first. You can search for the Kext Utility via this link: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=kext-utility+cVad&ia=web or pick it up further below.


At the moment this is still in experimental phase. The tp-link site also says the driver is not official yet.


Kext Utility.app.zip

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