[GUIDE] D-Link DWA-125 on OSX Lion

D-Link DWA-125 OSX Lion

Hi guys,

this post contains the steps for running the D-Link DWA-125 wireless adapter on OSX Lion (10.7.5). So here we go:

First: Download driver and software

I downloaded the official driver from dlink homepage  http://www.dlinkla.com/node/1798 (chosed the newer 1.8.2011 version)

After that, I looked for the „Ralink Airport Installer“ ( for getting the nice Airport status symbol in finder bar).

Second: Installing the driver and software

I made sure, that the adapter wasn’t plugged in at the time while installing the driver.
It is recommend, first install the „Ralink Airport Utility“ , before adding the driver.
So I installed the package and did a reboot.
Now I installed the „D-Link DWA125.pkg“ from 10.6 folder located in the official .dmg
I created a connection in system preferences – Ralink Airport, and it works like a charm.

Third: connect on startupD-Link DWA-125 OSX Lion

I figured out, that I had to manually activate the conection each time I started up.
Now there were 2 things I’d done:

  • At „Users & Groups“ in System Preferences I added the „Ralink Airport“ from applications folder to startup applications.
    Here I got a status bar „icon“ shows [disconnected] until I click on its preferences, then it connects itself to first „Profile Drawer“ profile,
  • I wrote an AppleScript for calling the system preferences and close it immediately after entering the Ralink Airport section (you can download it on the end of the post) you have to set system preferences start up in 32-bit mode (/Applications/System Preferences -> right click -> „Start in 32-Bit Mode“)

Finally: .done

now the adapter automatically connects on each start up, with a short opening of the system preferences.

Attached files:
Driver&Software DWA-125 A3

[GUIDE] CustoMac Mini 2011 Guide Hackintosh

CustoMac Mini 2011 Guide

This thread shows my efforts creating the ‚CostoMac Mini 2011‘ Hackintosh for my parents with the following, published on tonymacx86.com, components:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2105 with Intel HD 3000 Graphics
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 DIMM CL9 Single
Case + Power Supply Unit: JCP MI 101 ITX Tower 250 Watt schwarz

First: Update your BIOS

to latest (F9)
Extract the .exe and place the binary file on USB Stick and boot into BIOS and update.

Second: Installing

I chosed MacOSX Lion (10.7.5) for install from MacApp Store.
Once downloaded,  I created a bootable USB Stick with the following Tool (UniBeast – Lion) you need a 8GB USB Stick.

Then the journey begins..

I was able to boot the installer from the backward USB 2.0 Ports (no blue 3.0) with the following boot flags:

"GraphicsEnabler=No -x -v"

I formatted my SATA device in the installers hard disk manager and installed on a fresh hard disk.

After that I’m going crazy because everytime I try booting it hangs on „Still waiting for root device“.

Tried the following boot flags with no luck:


I tried in all combinations. But still the message „Still waiting for root device“

Then I connected my hard disk drive to another SATA Port on mainboard (switching from white to blue one) and reinstalled OSX, booting the installer like posted above, but I didn’t format hard disk this time.

After half an hour installation and reboot, still the message „Still waiting for root device“…

Now I connected my hdd back to another SATA-port on mainboard (switching from blue to white one back) (and disable the Onboard LAN and USB 3.0 Ports in BIOS) it boots up until

„DSMOS has arrived“

Nothing more.
Searching on Google said, after hanging on“ DSMOS has arrived“ sould be a graphic driver issue.
So I booted with the following flags and I’m welcome on my OS X Lion:

"GraphicsEnabler=no -v"

Third: Software-calibration

So, now I get into the software part and I begin with MultiBeast for Lion, download, start and set the options like screenshot.
I placed downloaded DSDT.aml (Hardware description file) on Desktop so it will be found by Multibeast for installing.(Your can download it at the end of post)
Regards to tonymacx86.com

Restart my mac and re-activate USB 3.0 and ethernet in BIOS.

It should boot up without any issues. Now I went into „Software Actualization’s“ and let him install the latest Safari, iTunes, etc.
Tested my sound over HDMi (or whatever you like to get your Sound from).

There is another hard disk and a DVD-Drive, so I shut down the mac and re-connetct this devices.

Finally: .done

After one week trying, trying, trying and I just forgot trying different possibilities. I get luck with the steps posted above 🙂

Additional files I used: