Mac Mini G4 and Edimax EW-7811Un - please for help

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  1. Radegast macrumors newbie

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    That install from Edimax has 6 different installer folders, one for each different OS X version. If you installed the correct one for 10.5, and it failed…
    Go into that 10.5 installer folder, and run the uninstaller script, then try the installer again.
     
  3. Radegast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this si pack, and I installed driver for leopard from it. I tried it 6X and nothing.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If the installed Wireless Utility is not working - try to log in to a different user account on your mini. Make a new user just for this purpose. Log out of your normal user account, and log in to the newly created account. Try the Wireless Utility then.
    If it still doesn't work, then the utility may simply be not working, and just a poorly coded app.
    Can you use the adapter through your OS X System Preferences/Network pane?
    You would probably need to add the adapter to your networks.
    Good Luck!
     
  5. Radegast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought "Good, maybe simply I must change network setup, i.e. activate Wifi card." But I don´t see it. There are only Ethernet a Modem. Not Wifi.

    Is question, whether this driver for Leopard is "intel driver" or "ppc driver". Ideal will be, when here will be same man, who instal it, and will say your good/functional way for this installation.

    Thanks for your advices!
     
  6. Radegast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Today I experimented with it. Outcome is that, I know that WIFI USB card is OK. OSX see it. All problem (maybe) is that utility can´t be run.
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Uninstall that garbage Edimax driver. Install the driver appropriate for your OS here.

    You want the Ralink RTL8188CUS section. Should work great!
     
  8. Radegast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for advice, but this driver (utility) failed too. Is this categorized by lands? I am from Czech republic.
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Could you download it? It just means where the servers are located!
     
  10. Radegast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I installed driver from RTL8188CUS pack, UK1 (london), but again, again, again after restart OSX writes "The application Wireless Network Utility quit unexpectedly"

    I don´t now...
     
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    What OS are you running? Try Repairing Permissions and report back!
     
  12. Radegast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know, how understand words "Try Repairing Permissions". I am administrator. And I use Lepard 10.5.0
     
  13. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I see the problem in your statement. You need to update to Leopard 10.5.8! You can download the combo update and use a USB drive to get it on the Mini, or if it is connected to the Internet right now just run Software Update. 10.5-10.5.2 had major networking issues that were corrected later on.
     
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    Yes, that can be a good fix, and will most likely get that wireless adapter working for you...
    Update to 10.5.8
    You can download the combined 10.5.8 updater from Apple software downloads: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL866
    When you install that combined updater, it can take more than an hour to complete, so be patient. It will force you to restart at the finish.
    There _will_ be other updates after you do that one, so run your Software Update, until no other updates are available.

    You can run a Repair Permissions from your Disk Utility.
    For a large update such as 10.5.8, I would run that Repair Disk Permissions after installing the 10.5.8 update.
    Another tip is to download the updater, then restart your Mac immediately before running the installer. Don't open any other apps or try to make changes to your system until that installer completes. Again, it can take quite a long time, which is completely normal.
     
  15. Radegast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now, I want instal 10.5.8 update, but system says my, that "This volume does not meet the requirements for this update". Is it internal system disk.
     
  16. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Is there at least 10 GB on the hard drive free?
     
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    Are you using Software Update or the combo updater download?
     
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    There's two 10.5.8 updates.
    One is a small updater, which will ONLY update from 10.5.7
    The other is the combined updater, which will update ALL 10.5 versions from 10.5 to 10.5.8
    The correct updater that you want is also much larger - about 760 MB, where the small one is only about 270 MB.
    I think you downloaded the small updater. Get THIS one, and try it again:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL866

    If you still get that same message, even with the correct updater, please check the "build number" on your 10.5 software.
    Apple menu/About this Mac.
    In that little window, click on the Version number (directly underneath Mac OS X) That will change to "Build number"
    That build number SHOULD be (for OS X 10.5) "Build 9A581".
    If that number is lower, then you have a developer version, which may not allow any updates.
     
  20. Radegast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, It was bad (small) version from share. I didn't see this link on apple website. Version form apple side is OK.
     
  21. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You want the 10.5.8 combo update from here.
     
  22. Radegast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now, I have 1.5.8, but utility not run still...
     
  23. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try reinstalling it now that you have 10.5.8.
     
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    Both the driver from Edimax and the one I linked you both fail?
     

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