SOLUTION/DOWNLOAD: Tiny CD for Dragon 50Mbps Wireless N Nano USB Adapter

Dragon ® 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB Adapter_Yes, this page is probably going to finally let you get your cheap USB Wifi Adaptor working!

…You’re welcome! :)

I bought the Dragon ® 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB Adapter from Amazon and couldn’t get it to work with my macbook because of the slot-loading drive.

After googling around, I found a lot of people talking about where to download the driver but after about a hundred cycles of download, install, uninstall, I decided to get MacGyver on this.

I actually cut out an adapter for small cd to full size using a dremel tool. Doesn’t look pretty but it worked. So for anyone not willing to risk putting garbage in their optical drive like I was, here’s the software from that CD. Enjoy.  Just be sure to uninstal the last versions you installed that didnt work.

https://andrewapeterson.com/freebies/RTL8188EU (new driver).zip

Apparently a lof these little wifi dongles work using the same part, a realtek chip.

So this may even work for similar inexpensive USB Network Adaptors. The mini CD that came with mine reads: Wireless-N USB Adaptor. RTL8188_RTL8192. The Disk contained two folders but I zipped and uploaded the one that wasnt called “old driver.”   It contains drivers for Windows, Mac and Linux.

mini cd to full size adaptor
I took one of the plastic protecter disks from the bottom of a stack of CDs and, using my fat finger to line up the center holes, I traced the little disk. Then I cut out the circle with a dremel tool. Sanded off all the burrs and did a little fine tuning with an exacto knife. Then I minimally taped the two disks together.

 

Scam: Fidelity Express, Beverly Hills, Called Me Claiming I was Going to be Served by a Sheriff

Phone number (310) 300-0101

This number has been calling me every few days for the couple weeks.  Today, for some reason, I actually answered.

The woman said she was trying to verify that I would be “here” to get served by a sheriff. And that the sherif would only try two times to serve me after which… don’t remember… something about a warrant.

She said that she was merely a legal document processor and knows nothing about my case, but it has been “red flagged” and she only deals with red flagged cases.

She said she could give me a number to call and a case number but that’s the information she has. When I asked her, she said she worked for Fidelity Express.

The number she gave me to call is 1-849-292-8022… Unless I copied it down wrong, that’s a Dominican Republic Area Code.

I asked a lawyer I know about this and he said:

Sounds like a scam.  I get repeat calls all the time from Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Detroit, NY, Miami, you name it.  I rarely answer them. So in the future never identify yourself to strangers on the phone.  Never give a stranger information over the phone. If I do answer and realize it’s not a call I want to take I just say, “Can I take a message?” I won’t even verify if they have the correct number.

If there is any validity to the call avoid being served.  So if a “sheriff” or process server comes to your door, don’t answer the door. As far as I know a sheriff can only serve papers from a court w/in that sheriff’s county.  So the [some] County sheriff’s office can’t serve papers for a court in [somewhere else] for instance or even [nearby county].  

I bet if you call that number they will tell you to send money to X to pay the “fine” or whatever.  I would not suggest you make that call number because then you are rated higher as a candidate for scamming another time. If you get served for a case in another country you can ignore it. If you get served for a case in another state let’s talk.  You would have to file a demurrer to personal jurisdiction.  I think I have a copy of one somewhere.

 

I decided to call the number I was called from, 310-300-0101 and I got a phone service recording saying “this is not a valid phone number”