Wifi adapter compatible with El Capitan?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by chris333, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. chris333 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    does anyone know a wifi usb adapter (dongle) that works with El Capitan?
    (not a temporary solution, installing other drivers)

    thank you
     
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  3. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    I have been looking into this as I am having connection issues with a wifi router I was using as an ac wifi bridge. (Netgear R6250)

    There is no wifi USB adapters that work under 10.11. Bear Extender has a USB 2/3 ac wireless adapter that they said would have beta drivers in December.

    That leaves something like a wireless bridge. I have been scouring the Internet, almost all of them have both good and bad reviews. I would love just to purchase another AirPort Extreme, but there is no way to set it up in a join only mode (just extend, which halves the wifi speed). You can set an airport express up to join a network, but is is wifi N only.

    Not sure what I am going to do myself...
     
  4. JuanZ macrumors newbie

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    I was using Huawei E3276 with Yosemite , Can't use it Anymore with el Capitan .
    What I think is that , everything create previously in an OS should remain as it is ,
    and when creating a new system , you should add functions , but leave the one
    that already exist .



     
  5. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    Doing my internet research, it appears that USB devices without native drivers/kext support must be approved/signed by apple now. This has made some of the previous USB devices not work under El Capitan. (I also own a logitech Harmony remote, I had to use parallels to update it because logitech is asleep at the switch for an update......)
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Just wondering --

    If you turn off System Integrity Protection, and then re-install the drivers -- do the devices work then....?
     
  7. jtrabue macrumors newbie

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    Bumping this -- has anyone got any news / gossip / workaround ideas?

    So frustrated by this change. Haven't been so mad at Apple since the horrible incomplete Pages/Numbers release a few years ago.

    Thank you,

    JT

     
  8. pukrnukr macrumors member

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    Any updates on this? I was planning to upgrade my mac mini to 10.11 soon and also purchase a USB 3 AC WiFi adapter. Any recommendations? I don't have to many problems with wifi, but sometimes when I have 4 airplay devices streaming music for several hours they will sometimes drop out. Was hoping a AC WiFi adapter might help some with this, as well as streaming 4K movies from plex down the road.
     
  9. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    I used a Netgear R6250 in bridge mode (connected via ethernet to an iMac) to give me a AC wifi connection with my Time Capsule. I did have to manually set the time capsule to a specific frequency (rather than auto) as it was not connecting with the Netgear device otherwise (I have no clue why, a d-link DAP-1650 bridge I own also required setting a channel manually before it would see the time capsule during the setup wifi scan.)
     

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