I have a mac book w/ OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5) that had the original wifi card removed. (This happened before I got the computer and I cannot get it back). B/c of this, I'm using a USB wifi to connect to the internet. The problem is when I try to connect to the App Store, I get the message

Your device or computer could not be verified. Contact support for assistance.

I've done a lot of research and it seems this happens because Apple is trying to identify me based on the MAC address of my original wifi card and can't (see this post and this post). The only option in this case seems to be using a "fake" ethernet card provided by RehabMan. I followed the instructions on his site, but I'm stuck at the point of patching my DSDT.

  1. I added the NullEhternet.kext using by following an osxdaily tutorial
  2. I downloaded MaciASL from sourceforge
  3. I used MaciASL to open my DSDT and apply the patch.txt file
  4. I compiled and got no errors, then saved the file as DSDT.asl to my desktop
  5. I mounted my EFI partition with a themacadmin tutorial
  6. The last step says I should copy the .asl to my EFI partition, but I don't have any of the folders the tutorial mentions!

What am I doing wrong? Should I abandon this and try a different approach?

  • Have you contacted Support for assistance? – Allan May 16 '18 at 9:48
  • @Allan No. I got the computer second hand and it was modified from it's original condition so I assumed I don't qualify for their support terms. – just.another.programmer May 16 '18 at 10:15
  • That's not how it works. First, second, or third hand, you can contact support for issues with AppleID and your account. You may just have to get a new WiFi card or use Ethernet to connect. – Allan May 16 '18 at 10:19
  • @Allan Thanks, I emailed them. I'm outside the US and don't know if I'll be able to obtain an original part where I live, so if there's an option to make this workaround (or another one) work, I might need it! – just.another.programmer May 16 '18 at 11:23

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