Mac RTL8188RU (AWUS036NHR) Mac Driver & Utility

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  1. Mr. Penguin

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    There is a new driver and utility (v2.0.0 / v1023) for the 8188RU that was released 27/9/2012 on the official Realtek website. There are a few noticeable changes to this. It is not called Wireless Network Utility anymore, it is called the Green Wlan USB Utility and you can customise what you want installed. The:

    • Utility
    • Startup function
    • or just the driver

    If you go down just the driver route you will need to add a new connection in your network setting system preferences pane. You will also need to have your USB device plugged in for this process. I would assume you would at least need to install the Utility and the driver if you want it to work and use the utility.

    The other good news is it supports 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8.

    Probably should also mention that there are new drivers for Linux and Android.

    • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 - 2.6.38 and Kernel 3.0.8 (v3.4.4_4749)
    • Android 1.6 - 2.3 and 4.0 (v3.4.4_4749)

    It also might be good to delete the old driver and utility using the Uninstall.command before you install the new version.

    Changelogs
    Driver
    104/105/106/107.1023.0118.2012
    Reason: Fix Byte-Ordering issue on PPC.

    Utility
    v1.3.0
    - first release of UI

    v1.3.1
    - fix disassociation issue

    v1.3.2
    - fix encription algorithm string of mix mode

    v1.3.3
    -fix status SSID showing incorrect

    v1.3.4
    -Install the driver also install the GUI
    -GUI always run and detect card insertion and show up

    v1.3.5
    -Reboot PC, GUI can be triggered automatically

    v1.3.6
    -GUI won't close after adapter removed
    -Fix an issue with Reboot showing incorrect

    v.1.3.7
    -Fix the Uninstall problem
    -remove Min button
    -Fix SSID>32 Characters problem

    v.1.3.8
    -Fix an issue with SSID showing incorrect

    v.1.3.9
    -Fix an issue with channel showing incorrect

    v1.4.0
    -Fix an issue with SSID show incorrectly
    -Fix an issue that system can not reboot

    v1.4.1
    -Remove profiles
    -Show '*' in key field

    v1.4.2
    -Fixed bug when WLAN card do not configure and click the refresh button, the UI will
    crash

    v1.4.3
    -Added the Advance Setting item

    v1.4.4
    -Fixed Wireless Network key issue

    v1.4.5
    -Fixed save unchanging key issue

    v1.4.6
    -Fixed Sometimes UI crash
    -Fixed Default profile issue
    -Add Channel plan issue

    v1.4.7
    -Fixed adhoc edit profile issue

    v1.4.8
    -Add QOS Mode

    v1.4.9
    -Fix channel plan array out of bound

    v1.5.0
    -Fixed no mask in profile list
    -Fixed add profile issue
    -Do not allow profile have the same profile name
    -Record the advance configuration

    v1.5.1
    -AP mode
    -Added PSPxlink
    -Fixed wake up issue
    -Fixed scan AP issue

    v1.5.2
    -Support MacOS10.5

    v1.5.3
    -Integrated version

    v1.5.4
    -Support RTL8192U

    v1.5.5
    -Fixed Default values issue

    v1.5.6
    -Fixed connection issue
    -Fixed change encryption issue

    v1.5.7
    -Fixed string issue
    -Fixed multiple instances issue

    v1.5.8
    -Profile can Overwrite
    -Keep radio status

    v1.5.9 (By Karl)
    -Add Key length Limit.
    -Fixed show "ANY" issue.

    v1.6.0 (By Karl)
    -Fixed string "Set Default" issue.
    -Add DISASSOCIATE Before setting Network profile.

    v1.6.1 (By Karl)
    -Support Window control(X:Close / -:miniaturize / +:max) .
    -Revises Check if process have already run.
    v1.6.2 (By Karl)

    -Fixed Bug for Soft RF- ON/OFF.
    -Add reLink for Advance_Apply.

    v1.6.3 (By Karl)
    -Support sort for Available Network List.
    -Support WPA-None for Aa-Hoc Mode.
    -Support Hex 64 Key.

    v1.6.4 (By Karl)
    - Fixed path bug for save profile.
    - Support multi-language(TW/Japanese/English).

    v1.6.5 (By Karl)
    - support 11n Rtl8192SU.

    v1.6.6 (By Karl)
    - Fixed save bug for Overwrite profile.

    v1.6.7 (By Karl)
    -Add Support show LinkSpee & HTinfo.
    //LinkStatus Page
    LinkSpeed_SHOW = "1"; //Show/Hide
    HTinfo_SHOW = "1"
    -Support control Show/Hide Advance Page.
    //Advance_Page_SHOW = "1";
    -Support control Show/Hide Wireless Mode.
    //WirelessMode_SHOW = "0";
    -Support control Show/Hide ChannelPlan.
    //ChannelPlan_SHOW = "0";
    -Support control Show/Hide Fragment.
    //Fragment_SHOW = "1";
    -Support control Show/Hide RTS.
    //RTS_SHOW = "1";
    -Support control Show/Hide Preamble Mode.
    //PreambleMode_SHOW = "1";
    -Support control Show/Hide QOS Mode.
    //QOSMode_SHOW = "1";
    -Support control Show/Hide PSP XLin Mode.
    //PSPXLinkMode_SHOW = "1";

    v1.6.8 (By Karl)
    -Add Support AUTO Link Default Infrastructure Profile (30s chack).

    v1.6.9 (By Karl)
    -Add Support ASCII format chack(show error MSG).
    -Fix input SSID>32 Characters problem.

    v1.7.0 (By Karl)
    -Fix Support ASCII format chack(show error MSG).
    -Fix Support Hex64 Characters format chack(show error MSG).

    v1.7.1 (By Karl)
    -Add Support double-click on a AvailableNetworkTable row(Do Add Profile).
    -Add Support double-click on a ProfilesTable row(Do Profile Apply).

    v1.7.2 (By Karl)
    -Add ReTry TimeOut(3m) for AUTO Link Default Infrastructure Profile.

    v1.7.3 (By Mars/Karl)
    -Add WPS page.
    -Support control Show/Hide WPS Page.

    v1.7.4
    -Fix WPS connection issue.
    -Fix RF state.

    v1.7.5
    -Customize Japanese UI.

    v1.7.6
    -Customize Japanese UI.
    -Fix Hidden-AP connection issue.
    -Fix Xlink misstated.
    -Fix Rate Info issue.

    v1.7.7
    -Customize Japanese UI.

    v1.7.8
    -Add sort function in AP list.

    v1.7.9
    -Fix un-config WPS issue.

    v1.8.0
    -UI Customization .

    v1.8.1
    -Support WPS Hw Button.

    v1.8.2
    -Fix Sleep/Awake reconnect issue.

    v1.8.3
    -UI Customization .

    v1.8.4
    -Fix WPS Pin code issue.

    v1.8.5
    -HiddenAP SSID Display issue.

    v1.8.6
    -Fix WPS LED issue.

    v1.8.7
    -Combine x86 and ppc package.

    v1.8.8
    - Store 4 WEP keys.

    v1.8.9
    - Fix ASCII WEP key issue.

    v1.9.0
    - Add Driver Version.
    - Add WPS Process Timer Bar.

    v1.9.1
    - Delete Profile would disconnect.
    - Revise warning dialog.

    v1.9.2
    - German customization.

    v1.9.3
    - Support Dual Band.

    v1.9.4
    - Fix connected without refreshing "Available Network" page.

    v1.9.5
    - Fix HW WPS and HW Radio button process.
    - Fix incorrect Fragment/RTS Threshold.
    - Fix Channel Plan(World Wide 13) Adhoc issue.
    - Fix Tiger LinkSpeed.

    v1.9.6
    - Support MacOSX Lion.

    v1.9.7
    - Revise HW WPS and HW Radio button process.

    v1.9.8
    - Fix Led issue.

    v1.9.9
    - Profile Name Length Limit.
    - Revise "Click behavior" on SiteSurvey List.

    v2.0.0
    - Fix WPS Process Crash.

    All the drivers and utilities can be downloaded from:
    Realtek - download and driver / utility updates

    Other Realtek driver / utility downloads on the page for Win / Mac / Linux / Android:
    • RTL8191SE-VA2
    • RTL8191SU
    • RTL8192SE
    • RTL8188SU
    • RTL8192SU
    • RTL8192CU
    • RTL8188CUS
    • RTL8188CE
    • RTL8192CE-VA4
    • RTL8188CE-VAU

    If you want to show hidden settings with the utility. Please click here
     
  2. deeltje

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    Got it installed and it's working nicely, my only concern is, i'm not getting more then 3.6Mbit of downloadspeed where my AirPort adapter is getting 9Mbit on the exact same router/network.

    Other question; how do you install those latest Linux-Drivers and did they do anything for you on Xiaopan 0.4.3 (or BT5 R3?)?
     
  3. Crackerz Wave

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    Backtrack can, Xiaopan can't
     
  4. Mr. Penguin

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    Can you switch the router / network / RTL8188RU to 802.11n network only and not mixed mode? Also change to channel 13 or 14 if possible where there should be less interference.
     
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    Crackerz Wave: Where you able to use this adapter on BT5 R3 getting handshakes with the new driver?
    @Mr. Penquin: Thanks for the tip, I will check it out. I see you own the H, NH and the NHR. Where you able to get the NHR and the NH to work with Xiaopan or BT5 R3 and get a handshake or use reaver succesfully? Any tip would be welcome. I'm thinking of buying the NH and exchanging the NHR for the H
     
  6. Mr. Penguin

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    There is a new driver update (v1023 - v1024) and utility (2.0.0 -> 2.0.1) that was released 10 days ago.

    Upgrade Instructions
    1) Unplug your device
    2) Close the utility
    3) Use the uninstaller script in Terminal
    4) Use AppZapper to delete all instances of the Utility
    5) Install the latest version
    6) Reboot
    7) Open the utility
    8) You should see the image below

    RTL8188RU Mac Driver & Utility.png

    Download
    Realtek

    ^Be sure to check the download page regularly for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android utility and driver updates for:

    • RTL8191SE-VA2
    • RTL8191SU
    • RTL8192SE
    • RTL8188SU
    • RTL8192SU
    • RTL8192CU
    • RTL8188CUS
    • RTL8188CE
    • RTL8192CE-VA4
    • RTL8188CE-VAU
     
  7. sunnyknife

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    Its app don't work on OSX 10.9 Maverick :(
     
  8. thewood

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    does the driver at least work?
     
  9. Mr. Penguin

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    @sunnyknife and @thewood

    Also be sure to read the instructions I posted very carefully. Try the newest driver 19/11/2013 2.0.2

    AWUS036NHR_MacOS10.9_Driver_83.27.07_UI_2.0.2.zip Download
    AWUS036NHR_MacOS10.8_Driver_83.27.07_UI_2.0.2.zip Download
    AWUS036NHR_MacOS10.7_Driver_83.27.07_UI_2.0.2.zip Download
    AWUS036NHR_MacOS10.6_Driver_83.27.07_UI_2.0.2.zip Download
    AWUS036NHR_MacOS10.5_Driver_83.27.07_UI_2.0.2.zip Download

    Changelog
    v2.0.2 - Support New NICs.
     
    #9 Mr. Penguin, 20 Dec 2013
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    I can't get the driver and application to work on Mac 10.9 Mavericks.

    It can work in Xiaopan or BT, It would be great if it can work on my host OS instead of having to connect to the internet from Xiaopan or BT.

    Any one has got it working on Mac 10.9 Mavericks?
     
  11. Mr. Penguin

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    Did you follow my instructions in post 9?
     
  12. Sinplate

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    Hi! i install AWUS036NHR_MacOS10.7_Driver_83.27.07_UI_2.0.2.zip
    reboot, and open wireless network utilite. wireless Network Utilite not started and the error. I can send the report.
    can U help me?
    tplink wn725n (ru) v2
    mac os 10.7
     
  13. tgnews

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    Hi Mr. Penguin,

    I have the issue that the "Wireless Network Utility" crashes immediately when opened, no UI is visible, nothing happens.
    I am using OSX 10.9 and I cannot get the wireless usb stick to work.

    Followed your instruction in post #6 and used the AWUS036NHR_MacOS10.9_Driver_83.27.07_UI_2.0.2.zip from post#9.
    Did not help.

    Any hints about why "Wireless Network Utility" does not start in OSX 10.9 ?
     
  14. redsmoke

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    same problem happen to me. any solutions?
     
  15. Yurtikus

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    I used this driver at my Mavericks hackintosh
     
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    from the alfa wireless website

    one day ha i can only hope for AWUS036NHA support....as that honestly seems the best

    but since my airport card has been showing up 'wifi hardware not installed' since updating to 10.9.5....i've been using awus051nh to just get by
     

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    @Yurtikus

    Please reup. TIA

    *** UPDATE ***

    I found a working driver and Wifi utility here. Works with Mavericks, Yosemite and El Cap ;)

    Enjoy

    Link 1
    Link 2
     
    #17 HaloBard, 17 Dec 2016
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