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802.11ac WiFi Adapter (USB) with Mac OS X Drivers: (updated)
[FYI: For later info, see updated page of Mac/OS X Compatible 802.11ac adapters/cards that also includes info on PCIe 802.11ac cards for Mac Pros as well as several USB 802.11ac adapters with Mac OS X drivers.]
(original post/earlier info follows)
A reader sent a FYI on the ($52.99 list) D-Link DWA-180 802.11ac Dual Band USB Adapter (No longer at D-Link site) with mac drivers. (Note the specs show a USB 2.0 device interface - which is 480Mbps max, typically less real-world.) The product page Download tab has Mac drivers for OS X. (Beta as of July 2013 - download contains OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 drivers.)
If any reader tries one or any other 802.11ac adapter with mac support (w/faster interface like USB3 or PCIe/Mini-PCIe), let me know. (Please include mac model/OS/USB port/Base/Link speeds, etc) - Thanks!
  
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Previous Day's News Summary:
    Thursday July 11th, 2013 News Archive
  • AirPort Utility 6.3.1 for Mac (info/download)
  • Audio problems with Plantronics 655 USB headsets? (forum posts)
  • DOJ's Victory Over Apple May Turn Out To Be A Pyrrhic One
  • Why Apple's Fall releases are make or break for Cupertino
  • Report: iPhone Shortfall Could Cost Verizon $14B
  • Apple prepping IGZO displays for next-gen iPad
  • LaCie NAS OS 3 Updated to v3.1
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Docs:
    - (Late 2012) Mac mini & iMac: About Fusion Drive
    - Apple Diagnostics: Reference codes
    - About Wake on Demand and Bonjour Sleep Proxy
    - How to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity
    - iOS: Wi-Fi settings grayed out or dim
    - How to combine multiple audio interfaces by creating an aggregate device
    - Motion 5: Support resources
    - Motion 5: Troubleshooting basics
    - Logic Pro 9: Projects may not open from the Finder
    - Logic 9.1.4 or later: Core Audio System Overload messages
    - OS X Mail: Troubleshooting sending and receiving email messages
    - iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer
    - iTunes and iOS: Change the name of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
    - iOS: Restore error 3194 or 'This device isn't eligible for requested build'
    - iAd Producer 4.0.1: Troubleshooting embedded video in iBooks Author widgets
    - iPhone: Wireless carrier support and features
    - OS X Lion: Unable to log in with ADmitMac v5 installed

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