Belkin N150 (F7D1102az) Wireless Adapter on 10.7.3 - WORKING


Hi all,

I thought I'd just contribute to the forum by saying that I recently bought a 'Belkin Surf N150 USB Wireless Micro Adapter (F7D1102az)' and have got it successfully working on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 (Hackintosh).

PLEASE NOTE: I have done this on a Hackintosh with an EVGA X58 board, following the steps on: viewtopic.php?t=36909&p=232859. It's possible that you have installed other network devices and drivers that may conflict with the process below. I can't be held responsible if something goes wrong, this just worked flawlessly with me and wanted to share the information.

Steps:

1. Find someone who has a copy of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 and copy the kext files 'IO80211Family.kext' and 'IONetworkingFamily.kext' over to your Hackintosh Desktop. (I used the files from my MacBook Pro which had Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 on it). They can be found in 'Macintosh HD>System>Library>Extensions'.

3. Use 'KextBeast' to install your files. It will copy any kexts files on your Desktop and put them into your Hackintosh Extensions folder.

4. Using Multibeast (4.2.1), select and run 'System Utilities>Repair Permissions' which will repair your extensions folder.

5. After that is all done, restart your system.

6. Download and install the 10.7 'RTL8192CU' driver from Realtek. (Although it's made by Belkin, it's really a Realtek 'RTL8192CU'). The link is here: http://www.realtek.com/downloads/dow...Downloads=true (If you can't access it through Safari, try using another web browser - I had a few problems accessing it the first time)

7. The installation programme will ask you to reboot your system. After you have rebooted, go to 'Applications>System Preferences>Network'

8. Click the small '+' icon in the lower left hand corner, to add a device. On the 'Interface' bar, scroll down and you should find '802.11n WLAN Adapter'. Under 'Service Name', choose a name that is suitable, and click 'Create'.

9. In your 'Applications' folder, you should see a 'Wireless Network Utility' programme. Click on it to open and configure your network. You may want to create a profile to help the computer remember your network.

10. Sit back and enjoy wireless internet :-)