How to: Install MacOS drivers

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RF Explorer devices can be used in MacOS computers after installing USB and other required drivers. Please follow simple instructions below to enable your Mac to work with RF Explorer seamlessly.

The how-to instructions below are tested in MacOS 10.11 El Capitan, 10.13 High Sierra and is expected to work in any version between these two. 

Installing USB drivers

RF Explorer requires USB drivers to communicate with the Mac computer. You may already have these drivers installed if you are using Vantage software from RFVenue, Touchstone Pro Mac from NutsAboutNets, the free iRF Explorer Mac software, or if you followed this upgrade process in the past. Otherwise, you need to install these drivers following these simple steps:

  1. Download USB drivers from this link: USB drivers - If you are unsure if the drivers are already installed, just reinstall the version (there is no harm on installing it multiple times, nor will take more HD space)
  2. Install USB drivers as shown in this brief video below.
  3. After installation, make sure to allow the software to run in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General if you are using MacOS Sierra.

After USB drivers gets installed, you are ready to use any software connecting with RF Explorer.

Installing Mono Libraries

Some software tools produced by RF Explorer requires Mono libraries installed in your Mac computer. If you are required to install Mono, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Download Mono libraries from this link: Mono 4.8.0 (other versions may not work correctly, please make sure you install this specific version) - If you are unsure which version do you have, if any, just reinstall this version (there is no harm on installing it multiple times, nor will take more HD space)
  2. Install Mono from package as shown in brief video below.
  3. After installation, make sure to allow the software to run in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General if you are using MacOS Sierra.