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Using Wireless Belkin G usb adapter with Imac 400 with MacOs X

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I have an Imac 400 running Mac OsX with 384 megs of ram.
This is what I want to do: run a wireless connection from my Imac to my smc barricade/turbo wireless router.

Belkin.com based offf their Wizard configurator said that I can use their wireless G adapter and that it would work with MacOsX.  Well the wireless connection did not come with MacOsX instructions or CD.  In fact, the box said that it would only work on Windows XP and Windows 2000.

Is there some type of Ip setup I need to run on my Imac before installing?  I checked for a driver and downloaded one from Belkin, it starts to run but can't find the belkin usb device and eventually locks up the Imac.

Any help please.
Thanks
Paul

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This Wireless adapter is one of several USB WiFI adapters notorious for causing problems under OS X.

Your best best is to try one of the alternative drivers from RTLink:

http://www.ralinktech.com/drivers/Mac/STA_2500USB%20D-1.1.2.0%20OS-10.4.X%202005_11_29.dmg
http://www.ralinktech.com/drivers/Mac/RT71WUSB-D1.1.2.0%20UI-1.2.8.0_2006_04_07.dmg

Some people have had better luck with a driver from Zydas:

http://www.zydas.com.tw/web_driver/ZD1211_USB/Macintosh/ZDA211MacUSB_install_4_5_2_0.dmg

In all cases, though the other drivers improve things, it still doesn't work perfectly, and some people report having occasional disconnects, etc.

Let us know how things work out.

Good Luck!
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