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A while back totallybonkers posted that he had mac drivers for the Belkin F5D-8053 wireless N dongle. I've been trying to reach him, but maybe it's been too long for me to hope to get a hold of him. Is there anyone that can help me get a 10.5 driver for this dongle? Thanks.
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I take it you've already tried hitting up Belkin's own support?

Most likely it's just a re-branded generic adapter and you just need to find a driver for a different model that uses the same chipset. That's going to be tough though. As cheap as they are anymore, might not be a bad idea just to get a different model that comes with a Mac-specific driver. Example:

Edimax Wireless nLITE 802.11n/g/b Mini-size... (EW-7711Umn) at OWC

For $15, you'll save yourself a ton of trouble.

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A while back totallybonkers posted that he had mac drivers for the Belkin F5D-8053 wireless N dongle. ... Is there anyone that can help me get a 10.5 driver for this dongle? Thanks.
I'm not making any promises, but try the drivers on this site and see if they work:
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I take it you've already tried hitting up Belkin's own support?

Most likely it's just a re-branded generic adapter and you just need to find a driver for a different model that uses the same chipset. That's going to be tough though. As cheap as they are anymore, might not be a bad idea just to get a different model that comes with a Mac-specific driver. Example:

Edimax Wireless nLITE 802.11n/g/b Mini-size... (EW-7711Umn) at OWC

For $15, you'll save yourself a ton of trouble.
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I actually went out today to see if I could find one retail but couldn't. I'm currently using the Belkin on a PC, so if I did find some way to make it work for my Mac I'd need to buy a replacement for my PC anyway. Since I spend money either way I just went ahead and bought the Edimax. Like you said, saves a lot of trouble.
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