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Hello. Please excuse me if I am missing something obvious. This is my first attempt at installing osx on x86 platform and something is a miss. Trust I have exhausted everything I can think off.

USB Linksys AE3000 card (crappy choice of wifi card but its all i have) on osx 10.8


  1. First I tried this method: http://dossy.org/2009/11/using-a-ciscolinksys-wusb600n-on-macos-x-10-6/ I thought it would be as simple as installing these drivers. I realized the linksysAE1000 and linksysAE3000 do not use the same chipset but I gave it a shot anyway. It did not work. Tried the older drivers and the latest just for the sake of trying
  2. But I realized RALINK does support this chipset in the same driver package. See here: http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downloads/01_windows.php?sn=502 Chipset 3X7X is listed as a supported device.
  3. I tried modifying my plist file within kext folder to see if I could get it to work.In OSX system profile my USB card has a ProductID of 0x003b and VendorID of 0x13b1. Do I just convert this to an integer and replace as follows:


<key>Linksys - RT3070 - 2</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>59</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5943</integer>
</dict>

I know I must be close but there is something I am overlooking. Please help.
 
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I am running into the same problem. I am playing with the info.plist file now. I was able to get mediatek driver to work in Windows by changing the .INF file. However, I have never needed to change an OS X driver. Have you made any progress on this problem?
 

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Hello. Please excuse me if I am missing something obvious. This is my first attempt at installing osx on x86 platform and something is a miss. Trust I have exhausted everything I can think off.

USB Linksys AE3000 card (crappy choice of wifi card but its all i have) on osx 10.8


  1. First I tried this method: http://dossy.org/2009/11/using-a-ciscolinksys-wusb600n-on-macos-x-10-6/ I thought it would be as simple as installing these drivers. I realized the linksysAE1000 and linksysAE3000 do not use the same chipset but I gave it a shot anyway. It did not work. Tried the older drivers and the latest just for the sake of trying
  2. But I realized RALINK does support this chipset in the same driver package. See here: http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downloads/01_windows.php?sn=502 Chipset 3X7X is listed as a supported device.
  3. I tried modifying my plist file within kext folder to see if I could get it to work.In OSX system profile my USB card has a ProductID of 0x003b and VendorID of 0x13b1. Do I just convert this to an integer and replace as follows:


<key>Linksys - RT3070 - 2</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>59</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5943</integer>
</dict>

I know I must be close but there is something I am overlooking. Please help.
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Have you made any progress on this? I'm using the same adapter.
 
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Hello. Please excuse me if I am missing something obvious. This is my first attempt at installing osx on x86 platform and something is a miss. Trust I have exhausted everything I can think off.

USB Linksys AE3000 card (crappy choice of wifi card but its all i have) on osx 10.8


  1. First I tried this method: http://dossy.org/2009/11/using-a-ciscolinksys-wusb600n-on-macos-x-10-6/ I thought it would be as simple as installing these drivers. I realized the linksysAE1000 and linksysAE3000 do not use the same chipset but I gave it a shot anyway. It did not work. Tried the older drivers and the latest just for the sake of trying
  2. But I realized RALINK does support this chipset in the same driver package. See here: http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downloads/01_windows.php?sn=502 Chipset 3X7X is listed as a supported device.
  3. I tried modifying my plist file within kext folder to see if I could get it to work.In OSX system profile my USB card has a ProductID of 0x003b and VendorID of 0x13b1. Do I just convert this to an integer and replace as follows:


<key>Linksys - RT3070 - 2</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>59</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5943</integer>
</dict>

I know I must be close but there is something I am overlooking. Please help.
1. 0x003b = 59, but 0x13b1 is not 5943, but 5041 (according to the OS X Calculator).
2. Have you really written the CFBundleIndentifier key this way? With a space at the end of the string? If there is a single space in this key's value, the kext won't ever find the hardware.
3. Did you repaired the kext caches after this "surgery intervention"?
 
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Got it working with latest "RTUSB D2870-4.2.6.0 UI-4.0.8.0_2012_09_28" drivers. :


</dict>
<key>Linksys - AE3000</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>59</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>5041</integer>
</dict>
 

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