His solution is to use the Asus WLG wireless accesspoint. Install the driver, and restart the computer when prompted. You must use the “Raitek Wireless Utility” program to utilize the dongle, and connect to access points, and it is at least a magnitude better then my iBook G4’s built-in Airport Extreme. Enter a password that is preferably 13 characters long. If you like to keep things clean by knowing that everything is installed inside your older iMac, you don’t want to spring for the overpriced AirPort Card, you don’t want to play with 3rd party drivers like ralink ones, you are happy with
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You should get a notice telling you that a new network interface was found.
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A lot easier than trying the previous jumps through the hoops [ Reply to This ]. Apple gets what it pays for Review: For example, for my setup, it is easy: It did not come with any mac drivers on the install disk, but d-linm worked well with the downloaded raitek “drivers.
Any tips for the D1 version? When fully rebooted, connect the dongle. Please comment or email me via the author link at the top of the hint if you have questions. BorgMac [ Reply to This ].
Use a D-Link DWL-G USB WiFi Dongle – revisited – Mac OS X Hints
One reason why you might be interested in a USB wireless antenna even if you’ve got a modern Mac with builtin wireless is that the reception on the Airport cards at least in a titanium PowerBook like mine is notoriously weak. His solution is to use the Asus WLG wireless accesspoint. So unless you want to use an dl-g122 wireless network which is totally unsafeyou must use WPA.
On the package there wasn’t said it would be compatible with the Mac!? All that aside, it was cheap and it’s given my PowerBook a slightly longer lifespan so I’m willing to bear with many of USBWirelessUtility’s shortcomings. Use a static IP address; When your Mac starts up, the network initialization tries to negotiate a dynamic address before the dongle starts up and you get a random address.
D-Link DWL-G122 rev B1
I followed the steps above exactly For those of us with older Macs that only have airport b cards inside there is another way to get to It was working poorly with dwl-g1122 driver on the CD, disconnecting all the time.
Enter a password that is ddwl-g122 13 characters long. There are testimonials to the DWL-G at Amazon and numerous dongles for sale on ebay and a real need to sort out what works and what doesn’t. You must use the “Raitek Wireless Utility” program to utilize the dongle, and connect to access points, and it is at least a magnitude better then my iBook G4’s built-in Airport Extreme. I’m guessing probably a Rev A or B.
Download D-Link DWL-G122 rev.B1/C1 Wireless LAN adapters Drivers and Software
Some followup comments and questions: You should see a green light next to “Ethernet Adpater en1 ,” meaning the device is active The router just ignores other dwl-b122 card it does not know.
After several emails with local suppliers, I gave up looking and actually went to a shop to buy one. For other, less-exeperienced users, I have written a very detailed walkthrough, which is a combination of the old hint, personal experience, info found on Apple’s help pages, and elsewhere on the internet.
Official drivers Authored by: The icon had to go, however, and since the app needs dwo-g122 be running all the time for it to work and is therefore always on my dockI used a photo from D-Link’s marketing materials to make a better application icon. Guys, I understand security for your networks, and broadband speeds. If you find it useful, please donate ;- I hope this long hint helped you!
Install the driver, and restart the computer when prompted. Thanks, Beth [ Reply to This ]. I could only use it when I had no password assigned to my wireless network!
In the SSID column, you should see its name, or if you have a “closed network” a. In Apple’s AirPort help, they say this length enhances compatibility with non-Apple computers, and I suspect that, when you use a WiFi dongle, the AirPort Base Station has problems recognizing that a true Mac is trying to connect to it!.
Xris on Oct 11, ’06