I’m assuming something’s wrong, because I can’t find this USB wifi adapter in the Network settings on System Preferences. Is it possible to tell if a driver is meant for PPC chips? If so, then running this new Lion installation is never going to work with the driver I found. The rest of the story:
I found an old Belkin USB wifi adapter, which my friend’s iMac could really use to boost the reception. Belkin doesn’t offer an Intel-based OSX driver for this, but Google knows everything if you stick with it.
This page tells me the chipset it’s running: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=208470 (Realtek 8187b). I got the driver for OS 10.5 here: http://188.8.131.52/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=1&Level=6&Conn=5&ProdID=143&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true
I still can’t find how to turn on the adapter as the method of contacting the network. I get a warning about uninstalling other drivers properly, like this:http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k110/flavord/ScreenShot2012-06-21at93513PM.png. When I try to use the uninstall command, I get this: http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k110/flavord/ScreenShot2012-06-21at100001PM.png Notice that the password “root” doesn’t actually work.
So, in my previous attempts with other versions of Realtek drivers, I just dragged the folders and installer to the trash. I don’t know if I’ve left something installed that’s interfering with properly installing the new driver, or what.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.