Realtek Wifi USB dongle drivers for El Capitan (attached)

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  1. stealthdave

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    Feb 7, 2016 at 6:43 PM #1
    stealthdave

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    I noticed that there are several threads where people are looking for drivers for various Realtek-based wifi dongles for OS X 10.11 El Capitan. After 3 days of searching, I found some drivers in the Italian forum on Insanely Mac (thank you, Google Translate!) It worked for me on a fresh install of 10.11.3 for my HP EliteBook 840 G2 and an RTL8188CUS chipset wifi dongle. Hopefully it will be useful to others.

    These drivers were supposedly downloaded from the Realtek web site, but that site has been inaccessible to for the last 2 days. I'm including both links for reference.

    - Dave

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/308901-chiavetta-usb-wifi-per-os-x-el-capitan/
    http://www.realtek.com.tw/
     

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    Nov 13, 2016 at 8:26 PM #2
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    Hello Dave,

    Thank you for the information and the link.

    Does it work for Sierra? I mean, the translated Italian page isn't very clear. Is it the Capitan version that works on Sierra by installing the files you shared (kext and application) and repairing the authorizations? Or is it a new version of the kext only available on their site?
     
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    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:00 AM #3
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    I installed this driver and am kind of lost as to what to do next. I have a belkin n300 and installed the driver from the link provided not to the other websites I clicked on the app and it just bounces in the dock and doesnt load anything
     
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    Oct 6, 2017 at 6:29 AM #4
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    Hi Dave,

    When I want to install the Drivers, a notification's alert pop as : This package is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install. Installing this package may damage your system, and the installation may fail. To stop the program and the installation, click “Cancel Installation”.

    My OS X version is El Capitan 10.11.4
    The product ID of USB WiFi dongle is 0x8179 (only RTL8188 is showing up on Google)

    Thanks for your help!

    Olivier
     

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