View Full Version : Powermac G5 USB Wireless Adapter (Ralink USBWireless Utility)

Jun 6, 2010, 09:15 PM

I recently purchased a macbook pro and an imac. I still have a powermac G5 that I still want to utilize. I purchased a Zoom USB wireless-N adapter in order to pick up the wireless signal in my home.


I'm running mac os x 10.3.9 (leopard) on the powermac g5. I followed the directions given in the box. The problem I'm running into is that the software (Ralink USBWirelessUtility <--- yes all in one word) won't launch when I click on it even after several attempts at installing it. Has anyone encountered this problem before, and if so how did you fix it?

Jun 6, 2010, 09:26 PM
Ralink makes wireless chipsets, system profiler will tell you what model your chip is.

You can download drivers for it at http://www.ralinktech.com/

Jun 7, 2010, 12:40 PM

Jun 7, 2010, 06:54 PM
Ugh. Yes I encountered the exact same problem myself once. I was not able to fix it. The whole process is an exercise in extreme frustration. Truthfully I would just give up and buy an Airport Extreme card for your G5.

Jun 7, 2010, 08:24 PM
Try this out