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I installed the 10.4.4(HotISO) version of mac osx86.

Everything works well, usb mouse, bluetooth keyboard, audio card and video card.

But the network card dont work. I can see it listed in the system preferences-->Network but it is disabled so I cant select it and configure the network.

Someone can help me with this?

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>> At First write down your device ID and vender ID.
>> Now open Terminal.app and type in the following line and press Enter key.

sudo vi /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleIntel8255x.kext/Contents/Info.plist

>> you will be prompted to enter your password. do it.

>> press 'J' key to move down your cursor and you will find something like the following.

<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
<string>0x10518086 0x10508086 0x10298086 0x10308086&amp;0xfff0ffff 0x12098086 0x12278086 0x12288086 0x12298086 0x24498086 0x24598086 0x245d8086 0x10918086 0x10608086&amp;0xfff0ffff</string>

>> In vi mode you can move your cursor up and down, or right and left using J(down), K(up), H(left) and L(right) keys.

>> insert your device ID and venderID somewhere else. mine is 0x10928086, eg, my deviceID is 1092 and venderID is 8086.
>> to insert, press 'I' key and now you are in inserting mode, now write your ID. If done, then press 'ESC' key to exit from inserting mode.
>> If all went good, its time to save. write ':wq!' to save and exit vi mode.
>> if something went wrong, use 'X' key to delete letters or write ':q!' to quit vi mode unsaved.

>> now, write the following line on Terminal.app to clear kext cache.

rm /System/Library/Extensions.*

>> Quit the Termunal.app.
>> Open DiskUtility, and perform permission repair.
>> Reboot your machine.


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Hi cloudy:

I followed your instructions but when I check my device ID and vender ID (0x24498086) in:

<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
<string>0x10518086 0x10508086 0x10298086 0x10308086&0xfff0ffff 0x12098086 0x12278086 0x12288086 0x12298086 0x24498086 0x24598086 0x245d8086 0x10918086 0x10608086&0xfff0ffff</string>

I saw that it is already included in the list.

What can I do now?

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did you try to empty the cache and perform permission repair?

and also try to change the mask 0xfff0ffff to 0xffffffff.

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did you try to empty the cache and perform permission repair?

and also try to change the mask 0xfff0ffff to 0xffffffff.


I did these things and nothing happen, my ethernet card is still recognized but I cant select it in the network preferences.

What is the next step?

Thanks

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i have no idea what to do for you.
you mean your setting section in the network preferences is greyed out?
are you sure you unlocked it? check it out.

you have still problems, try to boot your pc in single mode and have a system check.
reboot with the option -s
after reboot, write the following.
/sbin/fsck -fy

after done, type reboot.

Thats all i can do for you. tell me if you need my kext file.

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Check this screenshot that I made:

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Like you see, my ethernet card is recognized by mac os x but it is disabled so I cant configure the network. I really dont know why because like we saw, it is included in the kext file.

Another idea?

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I tried the exact same thing with no result, do you think you could supply me with your kext file?

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Someone can help me?

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Hi Everyone

here is the AppleIntel8255x.kext you will need. I have it zipped along with installation instructions.

The AppleIntel8255x.kext now allows me to use my Intel Pro/100 VE NIC which is running the
82557 Chipset.

If it doesn't work for you usual disclaimers apply! Don't Blame me for trying!

I do hope it helps.

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THANK YOU caladan1810 It works now!!!

I followed your instructions with 0 problems and now am online writing this post.

Again, thank you. :o :star_smile: :whistle:

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yay thanks!

I'll definately be trying this out if I can't get my nforce lan working. :thumbsdown_anim:

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Hi catracho, glad it worked for you & congratulations on getting it working.

Cal.

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This worked great! One of the first solutions on this forum that worked right out. The ethernet card on my Toshisha Satellite 1905-s277 works without a hitch.

Thanks! :)

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inquisitor06, that's great news, good to know things are actually working out for some of us. ;)

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Hi Guys im a newbie in os x i just installed it my machine
My ethernet card in windows is INTEL PRO/100 VE part of my DELL 9100 Series

wanted to find out how to find the device ID ?

Thanks for help

Joshua

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Hi Guys im a newbie in os x i just installed it my machine
My ethernet card in windows is INTEL PRO/100 VE part of my DELL 9100 Series

wanted to find out how to find the device ID ?

Thanks for help

Joshua


Hi Joshua,

Go to My Computer... Then right click and choose Properties.
Then select Hardware Tab... Device Manager

Collpase the tree and display the Network Adapaters, you should have one listed as Intel ® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
right click on this entry and select properties then go to the 'Details Tab' you should have it listed by Device Instance Id
it will display the following or something similar: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1031&SUBSYS_004E0E11&REV_42\4&139E449D&0&40F0

To get the Intel ® PRO/100 VE Network Adapter, working in Mac OS X. You will need the AppleIntel8255x.kext.
which is posted in this forum at post #10. I have it zipped along with installation instructions.

The AppleIntel8255x.kext allows me to use my Intel Pro/100 VE Network Adapter, which is running the
82557 Chipset.

If it doesn't work for you, usual disclaimers apply! Don't Blame me for trying! Let me know your progress. :)

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OK, I followed all the steps, and still nothing. One thing I noticed though is that my device id (0x27DC8086) has letters in it and it seems that everyone elses is strictly numeric. Could this be my problem

If so, how do I fix it?

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Hi, i hope someone can help me, i have a laptop vaio PCG-V505MFP i installed MAC OS X 10.4.5, everything works fine, but the network card have some problems, the system detects my card but when i plugged in the cable the network preferences show me some bugs like "The cable for Built-in Ethernet is not plugged in". Then few seconds later this messega display "The cable for built in-Ethernet is connected, but your computer does not have an IP adress and cannot connect to the internet", then other few seconds, appears this "Built-in Ethernet is currently active. Built-in Ethernet has a self-assigned IP adress and may not be able to connect to the internet". then other message "Built-in Ethernet is currently active an has the IP adress (my IP adress number). You are connected to the internet via Built-in Ethernet." And all these messages appears many times like my wired will disconnected or something like that but don't, and i try every method i found modiied the AppleIntel8255x.kext, the tulip.kext, i do everything but those messages still apearing.

I hope someone could help me.

Pentium 4 mobile 2.2Ghz 400MhzFSB
512MB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon 16MB
40 G.B. Hard Disk
Network card: Intel PRO/100 VE
Wireless: LAN Express as miniPCI 802./b/g

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ChadysGroove: You might want to consider that your ethernet isnt an Intel 10/100 VE. Because, well... it's not.

Your lan is an ICH7 Lan Controller (When in doubt, google your PCI ID in XXXX YYYY format, or 27dc 8086)

I am not 100% sure how to make this device work. I'll get back to you (if I remember, and if I dont, pm me)

Chadyz: I dont know if you've already tried this solution, but...

http://forum.osx86pr...=19447&hl=27dc#





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