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October 12, 2012

UPDATE: ASUS WL-138g V2 added to our list of Hackintosh wifi adapters

We recently updated our list of Hackintosh-compatible WiFi adapters to include the ASUS WL-138g V2. Though the WL-138g V2 is no longer available from most major retailers, it qualifies for the list because it still works out of the box with all recent versions of OS X. This addition increases the count of our list of WiFi adapters to four. If you have any more suggestions for WiFi adapters that work out of the box in Hackintoshes, please email us at, or leave a comment on any relevant article on our website.

ASUS WL-138g V2 ($20-35)
Back in its glory days, the ASUS WL-138g V2 was the choice wireless adapter for anybody in the Hackintosh community who wanted to have WiFi on Mac OS X Leopard. The WL-138G V2 has become less relevant since then, as users have found newer and faster adapters for their computers. Nevertheless, this adapter is still a great choice for just about any Hackintosh. Even today, it works out of the box on all versions of OS X, including Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion.

Though it has been officially discontinued, you can still easily find units of the WL-138g V2 on sale across the internet. Compared to its higher end counterparts, it's still one of the cheapest Hackintosh-compatible adapters on the market. Admittedly, the WL-138g V2 isn't winning any races in terms of speed: the data rate of the WL-138G V2 tops off at 54 Mbps, which is far lower than the maximum speeds of the newest adapters. In addition, it doesn't support the 802.11n network standard, and can only operate on a single frequency band. But that's besides the point: none of this really matters if you just want a cheap and easy way to get WiFi working on your Hackintosh. The WL-138g V2 can do that for you.

SEE ALSO: The Best WiFi Adapters For Your Hackintosh