- IEEE 802.11b/g/n
- Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
- WEP, WPA/WPA2
- Win 8 Support
- High gain external antenna for greater coverage
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Missing Enterprise Authentication for Mac OS X 07/08/2013
This review is from: Rosewill RNX-N250UBE (RNWD-11006) Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 2T2R / 2x 5 dBi External Antenna / Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP with IEEE 802.1x)/WPA2(AES with IEEE 802.1x)
Inexpensive, detachable antennae, excellent reception/transmission.
It would appear that Mac OS support for this and other Rosewill Wireless products. specifically those by the OEM Realtek Semiconductor Corp., is an afterthought. The somewhat clunky Wireless Utility that is required to connect to an access point is missing KEY security mechanisms - such as WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Enterprise and RADIUS - effectively no 802.1X support.
I would like to see Realtek Semiconductor Corp. tie their driver into Apple's established WiFi API - instead of doing a poor job "re-creating the wheel". The current Mac driver & utility versions (1.0.23 & 2.0.0 respectively) are a step BACKWARDS from previous versions (ex: sw for RXZ-EASYN1) - esp. w/Enterprise connectivity.
While many Macintosh computers come with Wireless built-in, there are many times when better performance, such as with movable and/or detachable antennae, is desired - this was the case for me - I wanted to be able to "focus" the wireless in the direction of the access point.
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