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Works ONLY for DWL-G122 ver B1 -- But Linksys, and others have RA2500USB, too (see list inside)
Authored by: manos on Jun 27, '05 02:26:48PM

According to RALINKtech forums (see here: http://61.222.76.235/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=3& ), there are a number of other USB dongle devices that work, so long as the guts of the dongle are truly the RA2500USB.

Here's the list from RALINK: http://ralink.rapla.net/

Among the other things worthy to note, RALINK has GPL'd the driver set for Linux...

I think there is a successful relationship for mac airport alternatives and tiger/panther/jaguar users in the far future with that kind of thinking by RALINK...

The fix listed above about changing the driver name in the .plist is on the fora there, too... apparently, the developer merely forgot to update one key... (see here: http://61.222.76.235/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=558&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15 )


AND THERE's MORE!

I've seen the Linksys 802.11g USB dongles at my local Sam's club for a song... some of them are compatible...

Belkin USB Dongle F5D7050 v2000
Linksys USB Dongles WUSB54G v4, WUSB54GP v4
CNet CWD-854

See full list here: http://ralink.rapla.net/

The important thing to note is that you MUST get a version of those model numbers that includes the RA2500USB chipset or the drivers will obviously not work... (I think that's why some folks are having trouble here).

My local Best Buy has DWL-G122 ver. A1 on the shelf.
Radio Shack has ver. A2...

I lucked out and K-Mart nearby had a clearance DWL-G122 v. B1 (the RALINK 2500 one) for $19.00... take off the $10 mail in rebate D-Link is offering, and my clamshell iBook is wireless..

:-D


N.B.: There is still an issue of the dongle needing the reinsert after system sleep for pre-tiger versions... but there's ways to script a reconnection automatically.

For a $9 wireless airport alternative, with GPL'd drivers (think Kismac), I don't think you can shake a stick at this deal.



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Works ONLY for DWL-G122 ver B1 -- But Linksys, and others have RA2500USB, too (see list inside)
Authored by: Schwie on Aug 18, '05 11:58:32AM

I don't believe KisMac supports the DWL-G122 yet. It only supports the DWL-122... Please correct me if I'm wrong as I'd love to get it working...



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Re: Linksys, and others have RA2500USB, too
Authored by: riddle on Feb 19, '06 09:51:29AM
So, to see if I understood correctly:

If I go to the Ralink RT2500 chipset page at http://ralink.rapla.net/ and search ebay for any of the models found in the USB column, I should be able to use anything that matches on my Mac. Correct?

Any other gotchas? Would all of these still work on Mac OS 10.4.5?

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