Asante has announced the release of Mac OS X beta drivers for a number of its products.

Nghiep Le, a software engineer at Asante, said: "Users can go to the beta drivers folder on Asante's Web site and download them."

Asante is hosting the drivers on its support Web site. Users should download the folder '…kext' and then drop this into the 'System:Library:Extensions' in Mac OS X.

Asante will release final versions of these drives when Mac OS X is released next year.

Drivers have been released for three Asante products: The AsanteFast 10/100 PCI card; the GigaNIX Gigabit Ethernet Adaptor 1000BaseT; and the Asante GigaNIC 1064SX PCI card.