USB Wifi...No Access to Apple Services

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  1. MacBoy88 macrumors regular

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    I have a 2012 MBPr with a bad Airport card. I tried to replace it, but new new card did not fix my problem. So I'm using an USB Wifi adapter (Edimax EW-7811Un) and everything is working....EXCEPT Apple services (iMessages, iCloud, Mac App Store, FaceTime)!!

    I've come across this thread. Basically I need to fake that I have a native ethernet adapter. But, I cannot figure out the way to get this installed. Can anyone take a look and give some more laymen instructions? I think I'm mainly confused because these instructions are for a Hackintosh, but others are saying you can use it for an actual Mac too.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. MacBoy88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone?

     
  3. simonsi macrumors 601

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    2012 MBP has a built-in ethernet port so that thread shouldn't apply anyway if I read it correctly. I have used a USB wifi adapter to diagnose why my wifi kept dropping, as far as I recall it accessed all the apple services but I have a working ethernet port - although it wasn't connected to any network.
     
  4. MacBoy88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    2012 MBP Retina, so no built-in Ethernet.

     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Those machines support the Apple Ethernet-USB adapter, that may help?
     

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