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I am getting an error 'WiFi: No Hardware Installed' and am trying to use a micro usb wifi piece ( I know this hardware works fine as I've been using it on a Raspberry Pi but it doesn't seem to be recognized on OS X Mountain Lion or Lion. How would I tell the os to use this piece of hardware rather than built-in WiFi?


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Have you installed the appropriate driver? Check this link:… – Melwan May 25 '13 at 18:33
thx Melwan- you are correct, I need the drivers and (very wrongly) presumed that they would have existed. Thx for comment. If you want to make as answer, I'll accept – timpone May 25 '13 at 19:01
You're welcome. – Melwan May 26 '13 at 5:24
up vote 2 down vote accepted

To upgrade this to an answer, this Edimax piece needs a driver.

Drivers are available at Edimax's website for download.

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