6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2011 6:26 PM by thelma20133
thelma20133 Level 1 Level 1

Is there any one know the Driver for Lion and SL for Airlink wireless AWLL6070 USB adapter.  Airlink web site does not show any Mac driver support.  I use this adapter in window and it works fine. I want to use it on Mac too.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    AirLink has drivers for the Mac, although they may not have one compatible with Lion. I have downloaded drivers from them several times.

  • thelma20133 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Kappy.  I found the driver for AWLL5077 on airlink.com.  It has driver for 10.4/10.5/10.6 

    I was looking for AWLL6070 but it does not has information about Mac driver.

    I will give it a try for 10.6 driver.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Don't be too surprised if the driver does not work. Lion is booting into the 64-bit kernel, and chances are good that their current driver is 32-bit and will not work unless you force the computer to boot into the 32-bit kernel or force applications that will use the driver to start in 32-bit mode.


    Maybe send them an email about it to encourage them to upgrade the driver.

  • thelma20133 Level 1 Level 1



    just like you mentioned, the driver did not work.  I force my lion boot into 32-bit mode but it didn't work as well.  I look at the /var/log/install


    "PKLeopardPackage <file://localhost/Users/john/Downloads/MAC-airlink-awll5077/10.6/Installer.pkg# rtl8192sus.pkg>"


    It was installing rtl8192sus.pkg


    I believe it is driver for realtek chip.  


    I somehow spot in system profile that airlink awll6070's manufacture chip is Ralink.


    802.11 n WLAN:


      BSD Name:          en4

      Product ID:          0x3c27

      Vendor ID:          0x14b2

      Version:          1.01

      Serial Number:          1.0

      Speed:          Up to 480 Mb/sec

      Manufacturer:          Ralink

      Location ID:          0x1d110000 / 4

      Current Available (mA):          500

      Current Required (mA):          450



    I search ralink.com and found that there is a driver for mac.




    I download and install 10.6 version of driver on Lion. well, it seems to work now.  


    I forced my system to boot into 32-bit because one of the driver did not work in 64-bit mode.
    I will give it a try to boot into 64-bit mode to see if it work.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Good for you, kiddo! I'm actually surprised Ralink's driver worked. They produce the drivers for Airlink, I think, but maybe not.


    Anyway, you'll be in heaven if it also works in 64-bit.

  • thelma20133 Level 1 Level 1

    I am surprised too. 
    No luck for 64-bit mode.  Guess I need to stuck in 32-bit mode for now. At lease I know it works in 32-bit on Lion.


    in 32-bit mode, I can see the wlan interface is active.



              ether 00:1d:6a:3a:e9:fa

              inet6 fe80::21d:6aff:fe3a:e9fa%en4 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5

              inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast

              media: autoselect

              status: active


    but in 64-bit mode, I do not even see the interface en4.



    Thanks a lot to Kappy.