Have you ever wanted to get one of those wireless usb sticks to work on the mac, can’t find one of those old airport cards for that old ibook that you still use? well…. if that is something that you may be right what you’ve been looking for. Well here we go.
First of all, we won’t be able to use the airport icon that is in the top menu bar; but the software that I have linked here. The software is from the maker of the wireless chip on board of the usb stick itself.
This information pertains to the D-link series of usb wireless adapters.
|Download||Download||126.96.36.199||¤ OS: Mac Os X v10.5
¤ Utility: V188.8.131.52
¤ Driver: V184.108.40.206
|Download||Download||220.127.116.11||OS: Mac Os X v10.4
Xtreme G 802.11g
|Download||Download||1.17||Mac OS X 10.3.X or 10.4.X
– driver version 18.104.22.168
– UI version 22.214.171.124
or if you want to cross reference the data yourself…. or find the mac drivers yourself Here
From the Ralink web site here
Ralink Part Number
10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5
|10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5||
|10.3 / 10.4 /10.5||
|10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6||
PROSet/Wireless 2200b/g and 2915a/b/g OS X 10.5. rev 1195 Installer
PROSet/Wireless 2100 OS X 10.4 rev 1208 installer
Intel Pro/wireless 2200BG/2945ABG MiniPCI
Steps 1) Download the appropriate driver from the main page 2) Close all applications that are running 3) Mount the DMG file you have downloaded 4) Copy the matching version of NetworkSelector to a place that is easy to remember and run it to configure your card 5) Open the package in the newly mounted drive to load the installer program. 6) Click continue to install and select the hard drive where OSX is installed 7) You may have to enter your password before the installation will continue 8) When the installation completes the installer will ask you to reboot. 9) After the reboot open "Network Preferences" and the adapter will be listed.
There is also a company that is offering drivers for atheros cards, you have to pay about $15 for the software.
Hope that this help someone 🙂