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[Guide] Installation of USB Wireless Antenna (Chipset RT2870/RT3070) in Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan

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After update my mac to "El Capitan" everything worked fine, except my wireless antenna. I looked everywhere for a solution, and after a many tries, it finaly worked, using more then one solutions that I found at the same time, so I decided to create these step by step to everyone.


Installation of USB Wireless Antenna (chipsets RT2870 or RT3070) using the software "BearExtender 5.4".
- OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)


Installation (software)
1) Remove workaround first - RESTART
2) Remove old files - RESTART
3) Install 5.4 (BearExtender) - DONT RESTART YET!
4) Connect the USB Wireless Antenna


Installation (driver)
5) Run EasyKext Utility
6) Drag RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext to it - RESTART


Deactivation of the SIP (System Integrity Protection) Kext Signing Protection
7) Restart your Mac on Recovery Mode
- Restart and hold “Command” + “R”
8) Open “Terminal”
- At “Utilities” menu
9) Type “csrutil - -without kext”
10) A success message should appear:
- “Successfully enable System Integrity Protection. Please restart the machine for the changes to take effect.”
10b) An error message may appear (it’s OK)
- “csrutil: requesting an unsupported configuration. This is likely to break in the future and leave your machine in a unknown state.”
11) If the message on item 10 appears you may RESTART you Mac


Your USB Wireless Antenna is now working in your mac with “El Capitan”!


Enjoy!


I put all the archives required, including this "step by step" in a .dmg file.


View attachment BearExtender 5.4 (El Capitan Ready for chipsets RT2870 or RT3070).dmg.zip
 
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Can I use which one kext? Do you share that you are using kext??

Also; If it works for me, It would have been a perfect post. :headbang::p:clap:


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Edit: I think this solution for not hackintosh... :oops:
 
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I didn't tried with any other kext, but i think that should work, because the most important thing to the driver to work in El Capitan is the deactivation of the SIP.


I shared the kext in question and the EasyKext.
 
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After update my mac to "El Capitan" everything worked fine, except my wireless antenna. I looked everywhere for a solution, and after a many tries, it finaly worked, using more then one solutions that I found at the same time, so I decided to create these step by step to everyone.


Installation of USB Wireless Antenna (chipsets RT2870 or RT3070) using the software "BearExtender 5.4".
- OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)


Installation (software)
1) Remove workaround first - RESTART
2) Remove old files - RESTART
3) Install 5.4 (BearExtender) - DONT RESTART YET!
4) Connect the USB Wireless Antenna


Installation (driver)
5) Run EasyKext Utility
6) Drag RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext to it - RESTART


Deactivation of the SIP (System Integrity Protection) Kext Signing Protection
7) Restart your Mac on Recovery Mode
- Restart and hold “Command” + “R”
8) Open “Terminal”
- At “Utilities” menu
9) Type “csrutil - -without kext”
10) A success message should appear:
- “Successfully enable System Integrity Protection. Please restart the machine for the changes to take effect.”
10b) An error message may appear (it’s OK)
- “csrutil: requesting an unsupported configuration. This is likely to break in the future and leave your machine in a unknown state.”
11) If the message on item 10 appears you may RESTART you Mac


Your USB Wireless Antenna is now working in your mac with “El Capitan”!


Enjoy!


I put all the archives required, including this "step by step" in a .dmg file.


View attachment 171148
May 16, 2016 Latest 10.11.5

This worked for me: PLEASE NOTE.... last step is different as the OS has new commands now.
Installation of USB Wireless Antenna (chipsets RT2870 or RT3070) using the software "BearExtender 5.4".

- OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)



Installation (software)

1) Remove workaround first - RESTART

2) Remove old files - RESTART

3) Install 5.4 (BearExtender) - DONT RESTART YET!

4) Connect the USB Wireless Antenna



Installation (driver)

5) Run EasyKext Utility

6) Drag RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext to it - RESTART



Deactivation of the SIP (System Integrity Protection) Kext Signing Protection

7) Restart your Mac on Recovery Mode

- Restart and hold “Command” + “R”

8) Open “Terminal”

- At “Utilities” menu

9) Type “csrutil disable”


Restart



Your USB Wireless Antenna is now working in your mac with “El Capitan”!
 
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Doesn't work :( I use a Belkin F6D4050 v1 with a Ralink RT3070 chipset. I done all steps posted below, but BearExtender doesn't want to open. The command version of ralink wireless utility says "ERROR: No Driver".

I use El Capitan 10.11.5
 
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Anyone get this working under 10.12 (Sierra) yet? (Just loaded up PB3 - but hardwired until I can get this driver working).
My adapter has the MediaTek MT7610U chipset (which is the same as the RaLink RT2870).

Let me know, thanks!
 
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After update my mac to "El Capitan" everything worked fine, except my wireless antenna. I looked everywhere for a solution, and after a many tries, it finaly worked, using more then one solutions that I found at the same time, so I decided to create these step by step to everyone.


Installation of USB Wireless Antenna (chipsets RT2870 or RT3070) using the software "BearExtender 5.4".
- OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)


Installation (software)
1) Remove workaround first - RESTART
2) Remove old files - RESTART
3) Install 5.4 (BearExtender) - DONT RESTART YET!
4) Connect the USB Wireless Antenna


Installation (driver)
5) Run EasyKext Utility
6) Drag RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext to it - RESTART


Deactivation of the SIP (System Integrity Protection) Kext Signing Protection
7) Restart your Mac on Recovery Mode
- Restart and hold “Command” + “R”
8) Open “Terminal”
- At “Utilities” menu
9) Type “csrutil - -without kext”
10) A success message should appear:
- “Successfully enable System Integrity Protection. Please restart the machine for the changes to take effect.”
10b) An error message may appear (it’s OK)
- “csrutil: requesting an unsupported configuration. This is likely to break in the future and leave your machine in a unknown state.”
11) If the message on item 10 appears you may RESTART you Mac


Your USB Wireless Antenna is now working in your mac with “El Capitan”!


Enjoy!


I put all the archives required, including this "step by step" in a .dmg file.


View attachment 171148



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hi, many thanks to you.
I have problem with my dongle wifi ralink MT7601
i installed driver like u said & it known now to my el capitan .
it's search & find wifi modems but not connecting more than 2 sec
what did i mised?
please help me
 
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Hello all.

i Have Tenda W311U+

RT2870


I installed driver from mediatek:

MT7610U/MT7612U
1/20/2016 V5.0.1.25
MAC 10.9/10.10/10.11

http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads1/downloads/

works like a charm - one click install;)
Thanks worked for my RT3070 (Intelbras WBN900) under El Captain 10.11.6
lsusb from Linux: 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070

Icon on system bar for this app is very ugly, I hand made one, a bit better ...
1- uncompress zip file
2- Copy over ...
Code:
cp TaskIcn.icns /Applications/Mediatek Wireless Utility/WirelessUtility.app/Contents/Resources/
3- Restart your session...
 

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