[AppleTV] HOW-TO get a Sitecom 802.11n external USB WiFi adapter to work on a AppleTV

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eltate Offline
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I have installed the Crystal, and I want to enable my USB dongle, but here is the problem.

For enable the USB Wifi I have to go to Nito Utilities, Kernel Extension Manager, and press on the RTL kext. Then The wifi is enable.

After that I can´t get a DHCP IP, the wifi always get a 169.254.X.X IP. And it´s always down and up the wifi interface.

Here is my /etc/rc.local:

/sbin/turbo_kext_enabler.bin
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOCDStorageFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IODVDStorageFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/msdosfs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMBIOS.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/cddafs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/udf.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOBluetoothFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOBluetoothHIDDriver.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOHDIXController.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/ntfs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/smbfs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Filesystems/RTL8192SUt.kext
open /Users/frontrow/Applications/WirelessNetworkUtility.app

Please, help me.

Regards,

eltate
(This post was last modified: 2011-08-24 00:29 by eltate.)
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Ned Scott Offline
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eltate Wrote:I have installed the Crystal, and I want to enable my USB dongle, but here is the problem.

For enable the USB Wifi I have to go to Nito Utilities, Kernel Extension Manager, and press on the RTL kext. Then The wifi is enable.

After that I can´t get a DHCP IP, the wifi always get a 169.254.X.X IP. And it´s always down and up the wifi interface.

Here is my /etc/rc.local:

/sbin/turbo_kext_enabler.bin
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOCDStorageFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IODVDStorageFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/msdosfs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMBIOS.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/cddafs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/udf.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOBluetoothFamily.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOBluetoothHIDDriver.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/IOHDIXController.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/ntfs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Extensions/smbfs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext
/sbin/kextload -v /System/Library/Filesystems/RTL8192SUt.kext
open /Users/frontrow/Applications/WirelessNetworkUtility.app

Please, help me.

Regards,

eltate

I've been trying to get this to work myself for the last few days, but I'm stuck on a much earlier step. I think I might have bonked something in my OS X files. From what I understand so far, I doubt the problem is in your rc.local file. Will post more later when I get home from work.
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Hi Guys.
I'm in the process of trying this too. I've been able te get to the point where I should click on Network in the System Preferences. The trouble I have: it's not there. I can only see the MouseLocator icon, nothing else....

I tried copying (and changing permissions) on the Network.perfPane from the 4.11 Tiger combo update image, but it keeps returning "Cannot load Network preferences" or something like that.
Any idea how I can get the other items in System Preferences?

I'm running the ATV on the latest update of the software 3.02. I'm not quite shure what version it was originaly. I think 1.x

The Wireless Utility App doesn't seem to do anything when I start it from the Applications menu of Nito TV.

Any idea's? Thanks in advance!
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Hi Guys
I rename the Wireless Network Utility.app file to WirelesNetworkUtility.app and doesn't seem to do anything when I start it from the Applications menu of Nito TV
The .app is not being run on reboot, and disappears from the login item of SystemPreferences

I put WirelessNetworkUtility.app in /Users/frontrow/Applications/ with frontrow permiss

I put this line open /Users/frontrow/Applications/WirelessNetworkUtility.app in CLI Putty windows and it´s not work



Any idea's? Thanks in advance!
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Sorry to thread hijack, but has anyone tried a gigabit ethernet USB2 device (obviously restricted to 480 Mbps)?

I've transferred some 400GB of data over the last two days from my ATV to my NAS box using onboard ethernet at a painfully slow realworld 33 megabit/second speeds (or 4 megabytes/second) even though the onboard card is rated as 100 megabit/second.

I'm not a fan of wifi, as I don't reliably get anywhere near the rated speeds. Hence would prefer gigabit ethernet.

Even though USB2 is maxed out at 480 Mb/s = 60 megabytes/second - this would still be a hell of a lot better than the 4 megabyte/second I'm currently getting - and should also allow HD streaming - and also better response for seeking in movies.

It looks like the belkin gigabit USB card has a tiger driver:-

http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?l...054&scid=1
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FOWHTI

Also the Plugable card - with ASIX AX88178 driver should work...
http://www.amazon.com//dp/B003VSTDFG
http://plugable.com/2010/10/18/howto-asi...-10-linux/
http://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=...oad=driver
(This post was last modified: 2011-10-19 06:08 by herod98.)
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herod98 Wrote:Sorry to thread hijack, but has anyone tried a gigabit ethernet USB2 device (obviously restricted to 480 Mbps)?

I've transferred some 400GB of data over the last two days from my ATV to my NAS box using onboard ethernet at a painfully slow realworld 33 megabit/second speeds (or 4 megabytes/second) even though the onboard card is rated as 100 megabit/second.

I'm not a fan of wifi, as I don't reliably get anywhere near the rated speeds. Hence would prefer gigabit ethernet.

Even though USB2 is maxed out at 480 Mb/s = 60 megabytes/second - this would still be a hell of a lot better than the 4 megabyte/second I'm currently getting - and should also allow HD streaming - and also better response for seeking in movies.

It looks like the belkin gigabit USB card has a tiger driver:-

http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?l...054&scid=1
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FOWHTI

Also the Plugable card - with ASIX AX88178 driver should work...
http://www.amazon.com//dp/B003VSTDFG
http://plugable.com/2010/10/18/howto-asi...-10-linux/
http://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=...oad=driver

It would help in file transfers, but even very demanding 1080 files should play just fine over the 100 meg ethernet. I don't think even bluray ISOs exceed a 100 meg bitrate.

In any case, if there is a 10.4/Tiger driver then it should work with these same instructions (if you can get those to work). As in, it should show up as another network interface in System Preferences -> Network.
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chewitt Wrote:Using nitoTV open "Wireless Network Utility.app" and create a profile for the WLAN you want to use - use the mouse and keyboard to navigate and enter details as required. You may see an error message about ensuring the device is enabled in Network Control Panel, click okay if you see it. Once you have the profile created the card should join the WLAN and you'll see signal strength and other values. Close the app - if it doesn't quit (probably) use the menu button the on the Apple remote to navigate back to the nitoTV applications menu.

Christian

The Wireless Utility App doesn't seem to do anything when I start it from the Applications menu of Nito TV

Any ideas ?
Thanks
Adrian
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Post: #38
This information is very useful, as I had considered how one may do more with the ATV since it is "always on"

I have a
Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
And
Pegasus II USB ro Ethernet adapter

May give this a try since it may be worth a shot to use ATV as a router, and maybe run asterisk.
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You can always try MiXBMCu.
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=111805
That is Linux Mint 10 + XBMC Dharma 10.1. I know that driver does automagically install in Mint as I have the same one here (mine is another brand , same chips) , and I used it on MiXBMCu. Linux Mint 10 is based on Ubuntu 10.10.

MiXBMCu does not require reformatting of your ATV , you can use it as an alternate start up.

Any wireless device, or program supported on Mint will work with your ATV now!

Your ATV will be a lot happier too with faster menus and increased performance. And if anyone has a crystal HD card and 1080p monitor, please test 1080p out which should also work.
(This post was last modified: 2011-11-19 09:55 by MarkosJal.)
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Can you make a video for this
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Just install OpenELEC or Crystalbuntu 2. Both make it easy as pie to use a USB wifi adapter.

You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around common XBMC words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Video library]] = Video library, [[SMB]] = SMB , [[userdata]] = userdata, etc
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(2013-05-23 06:49)Ned Scott Wrote:  Just install OpenELEC or Crystalbuntu 2. Both make it easy as pie to use a USB wifi adapter.

i have openELEC right now the newly released one

is that all i need so just plug in a wifi dongle and thats it im good to go if so what kind of wifi dongle is good

if not is there a guide for dummys
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