As many people I confront a lot of problems related to wifi on my macbook after upgrading to lion. Tryed many ways to fix it but it just keeps coming back so I found an USB dongle wich I had for a while. It has a Realtek RTL8188CUS Chipset and looks similar to the one in the picture. It suppose to work on the MAC.
I have no provided CD for drivers, but found them on the realtek website http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=48&Level=5& Conn=4&ProdID=274&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true .
Basicly what should happen:
1. I install the drivers
2. Restart the macbook
3. After booting up I insert the donge
4. Widow pops up for configuring new network adapter and installs rquired client software.
But after rebooting my mashine and inserting donge nothing happens. I tried to look up in system prefrences, network diagnostics. Doesnt look that it even recognises something here.
In System Information under USB I can see this:
Product ID: 0x8176
Vendor ID: 0x0bda (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
Serial Number: 00e04c000001
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Location ID: 0xfd100000 / 3
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 500
I have two macs at home, one runs lion second runs snow leopard. Both act the same. Tried many different drivers, watched some videos on youtube even found the manual online which was not helpful at all.
Maybe there is someone who had this issue before or maybe just has some ideas about it?
Thank you for the support!