Need help with "TL-WDN3200" Wireless USB Adapter

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  1. mullernathan macrumors newbie

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    Hello there,

    I am looking to install this ^ USB wireless adapter on my 2007 Macbook Pro (which no longer has wifi capabilities) and was wondering where, if anywhere, the drivers could be found for this. Perhaps a Linux method would work?

    Looking for any pro tips on driver mods (from Windows drivers to Mac compatible) also!

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. mullernathan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the speedy reply, Wreckus, but I tried that thread previously. It has a broken link to the recommended driver page... so I'm still in search!
     
  3. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Bummer. Searched online and didn't find much else. sorry.

    My advice is finding the actual chipset its using and see if you can find os x drivers for that chipset for mac.
     
  4. mullernathan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Will start there! Much appreciated mate!
     
  5. duervo macrumors 68000

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    http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads/usb-rt2870rt2770rt3x7xrt537xrt5572/

    Supported with OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9, meaning 10.10 will most likely be hit or miss.

    For future ref, that adapter uses the Ralink RT5572 chip. The person that posted that other thread was close. They just downloaded the wrong driver from MediaTek. There actually is one specifically for the RT5572 chip for OS X (linked to above.)

    Ralink, aka "MediaTek" (they bought Ralink back in 2011.)

    Here is more info:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaTek

    How did I find this stuff?

    It's a rather old USB adapter. I took a shot that somebody "out there" at one time or another, probably tried to use it with Linux, so I Googled for "TL-WDN3200 lsusb".

    "lsusb" is a command-line utility found in Linux distributions that is used to list USB-related VPD.​
     
  6. mullernathan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the digging duervo! I'll do my best with it and report back
     

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