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486macuser
Sep 4, 2003, 07:49 PM
I know this has been discussed somewhere but i was unable to find an answer using"search" I recently bought a usb 2.0 pci card from belkin model:F5U220.On the box it states it is compatible with OSX.However it come with noi drivers and there are no drivers on there site.My question is do i need drivers to use 2.0 under OSX 10.2.6.Or is there already support for usb 2.0?If so where can i find stable drivers for this card?Also is there any company that makes a card that doesnt need any drivers,and possible "built for mac"?

jtown
Sep 4, 2003, 08:11 PM
What happened when you plugged it in?

486macuser
Sep 4, 2003, 08:12 PM
I havent tried yet because i can still return it if its gonna be a pain in the @ss to get to work

486macuser
Sep 4, 2003, 08:28 PM
Another reason i forgot to mention why i havent tried putting the card in is...With PC's when you are installing anything usb you always load drivers first then install the hardware.I dont know very much about OSX so i cant say its the same way,but im guessing it is.

486macuser
Sep 4, 2003, 11:52 PM
So nobody knows anything about usb 2.0 cards for mac?

486macuser
Sep 5, 2003, 02:11 AM
Wow i guess not many people have usb 2.0 scanners,or usb 2.0 CF readers?I dont know about you,but when your copying a 1GB microdrive over to your PC/MAC usb 1.1 just doesnt cut it.

Bear
Sep 5, 2003, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by 486macuser
Wow i guess not many people have usb 2.0 scanners,or usb 2.0 CF readers?I dont know about you,but when your copying a 1GB microdrive over to your PC/MAC usb 1.1 just doesnt cut it.
I use a firewire based CF reader. With that, there is no need for a USB 2.0 CF reader.

GraphicUmp
Sep 5, 2003, 09:11 AM
Your USB 2.0 PCI card will work fine in OS X without drivers - just at the 1.1 standard.

However, for USB 2.0 compatibility, you need this driver: USB 2.0 (ftp://www.siig.com/USB2EHCI_v3_0.img.bin)

It's an industry-standard driver - all USB 2.0 PCI cards use the same driver under OS X 10.2.x

486macuser
Sep 6, 2003, 06:54 AM
thank you very much Bear!I finally got ahold of a tech @ belkin and they told me to use OrangeMicro's USB 2.0 driver,so atleast i dont have to return the card and order orangemicro's online.