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How to set up a Tenda W311U wireless adapter on Mac OS X 10.3-10.6

Description: Installing the Tenda W311U wireless adapter to the Mac operating system is a simple process.

  1. The first step is to download the drivers to allow the device to work properly on a Mac. Those drivers can be located here.
    Tenda Support Website
  2. Once downloaded, click on the file in the Downloads folder listed on the dock to begin the installation.
    Mac Downloads Folder
  3. Click on the file to begin the unzipping process. Once completed, the icon will become a .img file; an extension Macs can recognize.
    Tenda Driver File in Downloads
  4. Choose the folder corresponding to the version of OS X currently installed. (ie: Snow Leopard is 10.6, Leopard is 10.5, etc).
    Tenda Driver version options, choose correct folder
  5. Choose the second installer package in this list to begin the install.
    Tenda driver installer package
  6. Follow through the installation. Once completed, the computer will need to be restarted.
    Installer utility
  7. Once the machine powers back up, plug in the USB adapter and open System Preferences-Network.
  8. The network preferences will display that a new device has been found. Click OK to exit this box and the Tenda wireless utility will appear.
    Network Adapter Recognized
  9. Choose any network from the list to connect to it. The Mac is now successfully configured for wireless use.
    Networks Recognized