I am getting an error 'WiFi: No Hardware Installed' and am trying to use a micro usb wifi piece (http://www.amazon.com/computers-accessories/dp/B005CLMJLU). 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?


  • Have you installed the appropriate driver? Check this link: edimax.com/en/…
    – Melwan
    May 25, 2013 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, 2013 at 19:01

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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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