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Ralink RT2870 wifi chipset on 10.9 Mavericks ---->SOLVED!!!

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Confirmed to be working on a clean OS X 10.9 Mavericks install. This seriously saved my bacon as the official drivers don't even install the needed kext (I looked for it everywhere with no luck) and the last installer I had seems to be stable Mountain Lion and earlier. Even though this is a "bear extender" app it works for all Railink RT2870 chipset products.
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I have the infamous Linksys WUSB600n v2 which needs additional configuration in its Info.plist file in the kext itself. :banghead:

To install for the Linksys WUSB600n v2 follow the instructions on the PDF, to remove any traces of previous driver installations.


  • Open the uninstaller package file, let it do it's thing and then restart your CustoMac
  • When rebooting be on the safe side and use the -f (ignore kernel cache command) on the Chimera boot loader to flush out any traces of the old kext.


  • Once booted open the installer app but don't restart once propted
  • Navigate to ~/System/Library/Extensions and go to RT870USBWirelessDriver.kext
  • Right-click and select show package contents
  • Open the contents folder and Copy the Info.plist file to the desktop
    • backup the current .kext file for safe measure
  • Open the file in your text editor of choice
  • Command+F and find linksys go past the second entry and copy/paste the code right underneath it

Code:
<key>Linksys - RT2870 - 3</key>
        <dict>
            <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
            <string>com.Ralink.driver.RT2870USBWirelessDriver</string>
            <key>IOClass</key>
            <string>RT2870USBWirelessDriver</string>
            <key>IOProviderClass</key>
            <string>IOUSBDevice</string>
            <key>idProduct</key>
            <integer>121</integer>
            <key>idVendor</key>
            <integer>5943</integer>
        </dict>


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  • Restart your CustoMac and follow the PDF in the .dmg file.

The green indicator in the Network preferences show a fully working system! I hope this helps anyone. :D
Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 8.36.44 PM.png
 
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I am no expert at all with Mac's and but I have some basic knowledge of computers... I have a Ralink RT2870 that a store in europe said was plug and play for Macbook ... (Im an aussie so I do speak da english) and after installing the outdated drivers nothing was detected at all.. the ralink icon appeared but no utility would open. No ethernet slot created or anything detected in the USB socket when I plug it in.

I then tried the following :

Ralink drivers updated ones, then media tech, then rini i think its called and now bearcat extender as listed here. The only one who's utility even opened was the Rini one... Bearcat and the others just icon appeared. Then I uninstalled again and updated from Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to Mavericks the latest today the 05th Nov 2013.
I retried all those drivers and the same result as before. Nothing showing or the utilities loading. Again the Rini loaded but says no device found.

Am I missing a setting or something here?. I really need your help guys, I have a little daughter back home and cannot Skype her due to this extender failure!...

Software OS X 10.9 (13A603)

Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7

Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB

Antenna is a Ralink RT2870 (but been repackaged as a 'Turbox USB Adapter WLN-300':banghead:
 
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Ralink drivers updated ones, then media tech, then rini i think its called and now bearcat extender as listed here. The only one who's utility even opened was the Rini one... Bearcat and the others just icon appeared. Then I uninstalled again and updated from Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to Mavericks the latest today the 05th Nov 2013.
I retried all those drivers and the same result as before. Nothing showing or the utilities loading. Again the Rini loaded but says no device found.

I meant to write Rosewill drivers not Rini.. sorry just re-checked..
 
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I just wanted to post that the BearExtender driver worked with my Rosewill RNX-N600UBE, which has a Ralink RT5572 chipset, on a clean Mavericks install. Didn't quite know what to do with the Info.plist file grimAXE posted in his instructions, but I followed everything else. Added my home network under Favorites in the app (vs just clicking to connect since nothing else would happen after typing in the pw, but maybe I was just impatient) and was good to go! Tested my connection and it was just as good as when my MBP was plugged in via ethernet and sharing its internet.

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

I've been reading the forums for weeks trying to figure out which wireless adapter to replace it with, since MediaTek's driver refused to work for me, so I'm ridiculously happy this fixed things!
 
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Confirmed to be working on a clean OS X 10.9 Mavericks install. This seriously saved my bacon as the official drivers don't even install the needed kext (I looked for it everywhere with no luck) and the last installer I had seems to be stable Mountain Lion and earlier. Even though this is a "bear extender" app it works for all Railink RT2870 chipset products.

I have the infamous Linksys WUSB600n v2 which needs additional configuration in its Info.plist file in the kext itself. :banghead:

To install for the Linksys WUSB600n v2 follow the instructions on the PDF, to remove any traces of previous driver installations.


  • Open the uninstaller package file, let it do it's thing and then restart your CustoMac
  • When rebooting be on the safe side and use the -f (ignore kernel cache command) on the Chimera boot loader to flush out any traces of the old kext.


  • Once booted open the installer app but don't restart once propted
  • Navigate to ~/System/Library/Extensions and go to RT870USBWirelessDriver.kext
  • Right-click and select show package contents
  • Open the contents folder and Copy the Info.plist file to the desktop
    • backup the current .kext file for safe measure
  • Open the file in your text editor of choice
  • Command+F and find linksys go past the second entry and copy/paste the code right underneath it

Code:
<key>Linksys - RT2870 - 3</key>
        <dict>
            <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
            <string>com.Ralink.driver.RT2870USBWirelessDriver</string>
            <key>IOClass</key>
            <string>RT2870USBWirelessDriver</string>
            <key>IOProviderClass</key>
            <string>IOUSBDevice</string>
            <key>idProduct</key>
            <integer>121</integer>
            <key>idVendor</key>
            <integer>5943</integer>
        </dict>



The green indicator in the Network preferences show a fully working system! I hope this helps anyone. :D

it's working, but still having issues when unplugging the Linksys WUSB600N v.2 ( system freezes ) and to restart or shutdown ( only via power off button ). Used to work like a charm on ML 10.8.5. Does anybody know what`s wrong ???
 
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wusb600n v2, works great on 10.9.1!
Thanks!
 
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Bear Extender 5.3 software worked for my Ralink RT3070L-chipped, "Blue Proton"-labeled, generically-packaged "High Power 802.11n USB adapter", which stopped working with original Ralink v3.0.0.0 software after upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mavericks. Newer Ralink v4.1.8 also did not find the device.

Bear Extender added an icon to the menu bar. It does nothing until adapter is plugged in then auto-loads the utility, and automatically found network and security protocol so only had to supply wifi password then add to favorites.

Removing the adapter crashed my MacBookPro until I deleted the old Ralink software.

Installed USB adapter and Bear on my new i7-Z87N beastymac and now have a working wifi connection.

Thanks for finding the solution.
 
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