D-Link DWA-140 wireless N USB adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by balahir, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. balahir macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2006
    I bought the D-Link DWA-140 adapter to connect wirelessly to a D-Link DIR-655 router. However, when I insert the adapter into a USB port of my MacMini C2D, it is not recognized. The CD that was included only contains drivers for Windows.

    When I read specs on web pages I find some documents that state that the DWA-140 is compatible with OS X 10.3 or later, and some documents only state compatability with Windows.

    Anybody got this to work with Mac? I inserted it into my sons PC and it was immediately recognized.

    Are there any settings in OS X that I must change? I have disabled AirPort.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. teehemkay macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2007
    Drivers for D-Link DWA-140 wireless N USB adapter


    A friend bought the same adapter for his first gen iMac and the dealer pointed him to the following URL to dowload a driver.

    Go to http://www.ralinktech.com/ then click on the 'support' link and then on 'Macintosh'.

    The ralink part number for the D-Link DWA-140 is USB
    (RT2870). It supports Mac OS X 10.3/10.4


    = tmk =
  3. aafuss1 macrumors 68000


    May 5, 2002
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I also have a D-Link adapter (DWL-G122), that is working OK with my DI-524 router, using the D-Link or Ralink drivers.
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i picked up this dongle and can not get it to connect. it will light up green in network preferences and say "self assigned ip"

    any ideas how to get it to work?
  5. mariew4455 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2010
    is the imac airport the same as a dlink 140 adapter

    I have a dlink adapter that the virgin media guy said will help to speed up my wireless connection as my mac is far away from my modem is this true of is my mac sufficient on its own?
    regs me-hoe
  6. merton69 macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
    DWA-140 problems on Mac

    Just like mariew4455, I was given the dongle by Virgin.

    Using the Ralink utillity, it appears that I am getting a connection but cannot find a port in the Network Configurations window to join the connection up.

    And even if I did, what information is needed to be entered and where?

    Please can anyone help?:confused:
  7. arobasefr macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2004
  8. merton69 macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
    Thanks for the link but I already have the that latest driver.

    The orange light on the dongle flickers showing it is receiving okay. The Ralink shows my server is connected okay.

    On my Network pane it shows a green light and indicates I am connected to the web BUT my Firefox is not connecting with any active web pages.

    Please advise.
  9. twzop macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2012
    RTP (Raleigh), NC

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