Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 2:49 PM (in response to thelma20133)
AirLink has drivers for the Mac, although they may not have one compatible with Lion. I have downloaded drivers from them several times.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 4:39 PM (in response to Kappy)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 4:45 PM (in response to thelma20133)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 5:41 PM (in response to Kappy)
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
Serial Number: 1.0
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
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.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 5:46 PM (in response to thelma20133)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 6:26 PM (in response to Kappy)
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.
en4: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet6 fe80::21d:6aff:fe3a:e9fa%en4 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5
inet 192.168.2.119 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.2.255
but in 64-bit mode, I do not even see the interface en4.
Thanks a lot to Kappy.