Jump to content

Belkin N Wireless USB Adaptor F5D8053

85 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

What version of the F5d-8053 did you guys get? I'm running into the same problem and I think it may be due to the newer versions (mine says V.6) using a Realtek chipset instead of the ralink ones.


When I click on About Mac -> More Info this is the info I get:


RTL8191s WLAN Adapter

Product ID: 0x815f

Vendor ID: 0x050d

Manufacturer: Manufacturer Realtek




driver for 10.5 and 10.6 for realtek belkin.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know if I can get a Belkin F7D4101 working? It is the new Belkin Play Wireless USB adapter? Running 10.5... waiting for the Misses to bring the Mac to work today to start trying it.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Help help help.


I just bought a F5S8053 based on this thread but I can't get it to fire up. I am using OSX 10.6.3


- I have tried the 10.6 and 10.5 drivers that were included in RTUSB D2870- UI-


- I adjusted my ID's in the file /System/Library/Extensions/RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext/Contents/Info.plist


- I couldn't find this file /System/Library/Extensions/RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext/Contents/Resources/Info.plist


I see the device in the system profiler but it refuses to show up in the Ralink Utility.


What am I doing wrong?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I am using 10.6.2, but i have the Belkin F5D8053 (RALINK RT2870 CHIPSET)

Downloaded their new driver from the Ralink website

went into the Content folder ----> Info.plist and changed the device id and vendor id

Did the same in the Resources Folder ----> Info.plist(as was suggested by previous posts)

I dunno for sure if that is the reason for it working, but I moved a copy of the "RT2870USBWirelessDriver.Kext" into "System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Cotents/Plugins"

I rebooted, and Bam! works flawlessly, no drops, no turning off...

SO if yours uses the same chipset give that a shot....Mine works without a hitch, even when I wake up from sleep.... :)


SYSTEM SPECS = DELL GX620, Pentium D930..3.19 Ghz (despite what DELL says the GX620 will handle the Pentium D900 series, I updated to the latest bios A11, try at your own risk, mine stays cool)..4gig of ram, Dual DVI Geforce 8600 gt...3 sata HD's 500, 500, and 320 (got rid of the Floppy drive to make room)..Dual Layer Burner with Lightscribe...Dual acer 21" monitors...Snow Leopard 10.6.2, Win 7 Ultimate 32bit, Win Xp SP3 via VMware...

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

madman, Im trying to get my 8053 working in 10.6.4 and did exactly what you had done, and can make it work.

in about this mac i see USB - 802.11 n WLAN, 8053 is device id and 050d (belkin) is vendor manufacturer ralink...


Any ideas?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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. :D



To get the Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter to work in Lion 10.7.2 I had to download and install the USB(RT2870/RT2770/RT3X7X/RT537X) V4.1.8.0 drivers from the Ralink website.


To Install:

Launch USBWireless-Lion.pkg from the USBWireless-10.7 folder.


Note: The new drivers won't recognise the Belkin F5D8055 USB adapter.


Download: RTUSB D2870- UI-

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok I have had an email where people cannot find the Belkin N Wireless USB Adaptor F5D8053 drivers anymore, so I searched through my archived email and found the 2 files that totallybonkers sent to me, it may not work for all hackintosh's but its a start.


DMG file containing drivers

Word Doc containing info


hope this helps.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.