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I Have Mac Driver For Belkin Usb Wireless N Dongle


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I HAD RECENTLY WRITTEN TO Ralink about providing drivers for my Belkin 8053 wireless N usb dongle. They use the Ralink 2770 chipset. They where very helpful and provided me with a working driver. I am using the driver and my Belkin USB wireless N dongle to post this. I wish to upload the drivers so that others will have this option. It gives me the new faster N speed on my iBook G4.
I am using the Leopard drivers but also included are Tiger drivers. So where should I go to make these drivers accessable to other MAC users. For what ever reason I don't see them on Ralink's website yet.
Thanks Daniel
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Wow, I'm amazed that there isn't more interest in this. It can be used as a wireless solution on any MAC computer that doesn't have it. It works great on my iBook G4 and would probably work good on a G3 with Tiger or any other kind of MAC computer that doesn't have wireless or has slow or crappy wireless. It has two antenna's so the reception is great. If anyone has one of these F5D 8053 WIRELESS N USB dongles and wants to try out these drivers just let me know your email address and I'll send them to you. It's a great alternative to the airport card and you can use the same dongle with your PC so it's universal.
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i just purchased the same usb dongle. if i understand correctly, the F5D8053 uses the Ralink chipset - correct? and they provided you with a driver?

i would love to get it from you.
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Please do me a favor and pass the driver on to others.
Thanks,
Daniel
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hi, i have purchased the same dongle also and am having all of the same problems. I have been googling all day and i've tried a few things but am yet to get it working. I'm currently running on osX 10.3 do you think the drivers would work for me too? if so it would be great if you could email them to me, in the mean time i'l keep searching,

Thanks,
Russ
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hi, my email is noahvelo@hotmail.com could you please send me the drivers for the belkin f5d 8053
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Hello Everyone,
Before I send the driver to you please do this for me....

With your dongle plugged in to your MAC,
Click on Apple icon in the upper left corner >About This
MAC>More Info... >USB> then on the right side highlight F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter >below, at the bottom is Product ID: AND Vendor ID
Please copy down the numbers and letters and send them in an email to totallybonkers_@hotmail.com This will tell me that we are on the right track. Once I confirm the VID and PID. I will send the drivers your way.
Thanks Daniel
P.S. Please note that there is an underscore _ after totallybonkers.
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People have been having success with these drivers and the Belkin F5D 8053 Dongle. Russell wrote....

Hi Daniel

Thanks for all your help as far as i can tell it seems to now be up and running after following your instructions. it connects fine on the application and it says the signal is strong. At first i thought it still wasn't working as it took quite a while to respond when trying to open a web page the first time around but now seems to be working fine. It's such a relief to finally get it working!

Thanks again for all your help your a star!

Russell
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The driver works great! Thanks to Totallybonkers for the good directions. Up and running very quickly.
Thanks T.
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Hello,

I just thought I should let you know that I have available Panther, Tiger and Leopard drivers. Also I'd really appreciate it if along with the PID and VID (instructions on where to find these above) could you also tell me a bit about your model of MAC and the operating system you are running. So far there has been success with all three operating systems.
So once again please send PID and VID model of MAC and operating system to totallybonkers_@hotmail.com and I will send the drivers to you. Please note that there is an underscore after totallybonkers so totallybonkers_ the line makes this unclear.
To the many people who are emailing me to say thank you, your welcome. It took a lot of effort for me to come up with this solution and I just want to save people from all the frustration and dead ends that I ran into. This dongle is a great solution. It offers the latest speed 802.11N. Has two aerials so reception is really good. And if you follow my instructions it's not too difficult to set up and it is a very dependable way to surf the net. I am not telling anyone to go out and get this dongle but if you happen to have one I will try to help you get it up and running on your system.
So send me your info and we'll go from there.
Daniel
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IN REGARDS TO G3 COMPATIBILITY.....

I may have spoken too soon and for this I apologize.
I am not certain of compatibility with G3 computers. I believe this dongle needs USB 2.0 to run correctly. However so far there seems to be good compatibility with all G4's ibooks, iMac's etc that have tried it so far I believe that whatever MAC you have, it has to have a USB 2.0 port in order to use this dongle. Again I apologize to those of you with older G3's with only USB 1.0 ports. To the rest of you...let's go surfing!
One exception may be and this is a might be...if you have installed a USB 2.0 PCI card in your G3 desktop (and it's working as a USB 2.0 and not a 1.0) this just might be a work around.
Daniel
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Thanks again for all the help setting up, the Belkin adapter is a great universally compatible alternative to the airport stuff once you get it working. Have you tried sending the drivers to Belkin for availability on there site?i'm sure you have tried that already but it does seem like they should be providing the kind of support you are.
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Thanks again to Daniel!

Working like a charm on my Mac Mini (intel) running 10.5, now happily and speedily talking to my shiny new Time Capsule via the Belkin F5D 8053...

Cheers,

Gordon
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In response to Ruskle's earlier post...Although Belkin was very polite when I talked to them a few months ago, it was clear that they had no big plans on writing the drivers I needed. It didn't seem like a big priority to them. If it was, I would think a big company like Belkin would have written MAC drivers at the same time as the Windows drivers they do supply. But they didn't. I think it's sad that I'm left to do their job for them. But in the end this is a great way to get wireless N on your MAC. I tried every driver on the Ralink site, emailed them numerous times. Finally they responded. After a few more emails, Ralink provided the driver to me. So far it is not available on there website. They sent the driver with no directions what so ever. I have figured out all the ins and outs for you. In an effort to make your installation go as smoothly as possible when I send you the drivers I also include step by step instructions on how to get things up and running. ( I wish I had this when I did my installation). So far anyone running Panther, Tiger or Leopard with an available USB 2.0 port has been able to use these drivers and this dongle. So lets go surfing people.
Daniel
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Can someone send me the driver?
i will host it for other to DL.

please email it to
msawkar(at)gmail.com

thanks
manu

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