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WLAN USB Stick (RTL8187) for old Mac (10.4), How to install?

Hi there,

I have a an older Mac (the white one) with OS 10.4.
It only has LAN but no WLAN/WiFi build in.
On eBay I bought an beam aerial with a build-in USB WLAN dongle (RTL8187).
With my Windows PC it works fine.

But what do I have to do to install it on my Mac?

Thank you for every tip and have a nice weekend.

Christine
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strungCommented:
It won 't work with the Mac unless you can find Mac drivers for it. You need to buy a USB wireless device that is specifically for Macs, or install and Airport card in your Mac. Exactly what model Mac do you have?
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DistributedServicesAuthor Commented:
Thank you strung !
I tried to uninstall first, but I don't know the root password. Is there anything I can do about that?
In applications there is a new program "RealTec USB WLAN ..." but it does not start when I click it.
When I unplug the USB WLAN stick the Mac wants to reboot.
"USBWirelessUtility" does not show a device.
Any idea what to do?
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DistributedServicesAuthor Commented:
Cool, thank you, strung !
I will check that out, when I am back in the office. (next week or later)
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ron1666Commented:
I went to MacSales to get an external Mac compatible USB adapter. Finding a driver that works for a PC wireless card for the Mac can be almost impossible since Mac only recognizes certain chipsets. Try looking for a Broadcom driver.
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