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dell inspiron 8500 with broadcom 440x

the Broadcom BCM4400 Ethernet doesn't work at all
plugs in 10Mb hub shows connected,but disabled when plugs in 100Mb Router or Hub
anyone who solve this problem please tell me OK!!!


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i am a chinese student in china,poor in english
i can't express myself clearly but
Please Please Please help me!!!
thx in advance!

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I Have a dell inspiron 1100 with a broadcom network card and while it requires some playing to get it working it does work.

Try manually entering an IP into the network settings inside System Prefs.

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I Have a dell inspiron 1100 with a broadcom network card and while it requires some playing to get it working it does work.

Try manually entering an IP into the network settings inside System Prefs.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


thx for your reply!
did it!
i entered the IP(192.168.1.113),Router(192.168.1.1) & net mask (255.255.255.0),however,it doesn't work!
i connect my inspiron 8500 with 10Mb hub it shows connected but the led of the hub doesn't light!
but it works well in the windows 2003 & vista!
FT!!!!

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Hello,

Ive also a problem with the Broadcom Build in ethernet. Driver loads as far as I can see but it doesnt work!
In Windows I checked which broadcom "chip" is used im my Laptop its something like 14e4 and c170. I browsed the OSX driver and found this string in the Broadcom 440x plist, so it should work. But in this case it doesnt!
Maybe the people who get the broadcom 440x to work have one of the other "chipsets" which are in the driver?!
Has sombody tried to use the Driver from Darwin CD or building it from the source which you can get at Apples Darwin site?

Thanks in advance
shila

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My Inspiron 5150 also has a problem with the Broadcom 440x (bcm4400.ktext) in OSX x86 10.4.4.

I have been told by everyone that it should work right out of the box with OSX x86 but I believe they (everyone else) has been using OSX x86 10.4.1 or 10.4.3.

If some one has the OSX 10.4.3 or 10.4.1 release could you copy the BCM4400.ktext file and email it to me so i can see if it works@ amlucent23@yahoo.com? Or just reply to the post to tell me were I can find it on the net. PLEASE ..... I am also open to any other suggestions for a fix.

-Thanks in advance

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This might help:
http://forum.osx86pr...indpost&p=67457

edit /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist and change "en0" to "en1" and "0" to "1" as below:


<string>en1</string>


<key>IOInterfaceUnit</key>
<integer>1</integer>

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Isn't that just for wireless cards? I am trying to get my ethernet working.

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Also how do I open the ionetworking ktext? what should I use to open with? textedit doesnt work.

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ok I have tried that now and it doesnt give an option for ethernet (eth0). the only entry in the plist is firewire (fw0). I dont even have firewire on my notebook. strange. I see that the BCM4400 ktext cannot load when booting up in darwin. Does any body have the ktext from the previous release (10.4.3 or 10.4.1) and could send it to me????

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Hi There,
I am using BCM 440X in my Dell700M too.
Use the attached IONetworkingFamily.kext form 10.4.3 you will be ok. :(

Attached Files



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Hey Dell700m What speeds do u get on ur BCM440X in OSX while transferring. I get good speeds when uploading to my laptop, but when taking files of my laptop 1 mb takes a minute

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Thank you so much dell700m im going to give it a try now

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yes it works... what I had to do was copy my existing ionetworking.ktext to my fat32 data drive, then get the new ktext file linked above open it up in windows (opens just like a folder with XP) go into a subfolder called plugins and copy the appleBCM4400.ktext and paste it in the same place in the ionetworking.ktext that was originally installed with 10.4.4. then reboot... and youi have internet! thanks for all you guys help. Now I need to work on my Gforce fx go 5200 video card.

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i have a simple question where and how do i install this set of files i have found no files on the sytem matching any of the files

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Hi yonu,
download the file, unzip it, copy the IONetworkingFamily.kext to system\library\extensions, do chmod and chown. the kextload it then reboot, Done!

enjoy the network.

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ok got that now this is even stupider who do i ch it to root?

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ok i got it ched and all and when i try to kextload it it tells me not a kernal extention

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yes it works... what I had to do was copy my existing ionetworking.ktext to my fat32 data drive, then get the new ktext file linked above open it up in windows (opens just like a folder with XP) go into a subfolder called plugins and copy the appleBCM4400.ktext and paste it in the same place in the ionetworking.ktext that was originally installed with 10.4.4. then reboot... and youi have internet!


Super - this together with the en0 to en1 change led to success.
THX

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Unlucky, I use the book Acer Aspire 3602NWXM, broadcom 440x doesn't work in Mac OS X 10.4.6.
I download the file above , change the same file in my system, then do chmod and chown . reboot nothing happened

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The first time I installed OS X 10.4.7 JaS my Broadcom 440 worked out of the box. After a reinstall it doesn't anymore! I tried the above mentionen solutions but they don't work... Any other tricks or work arounds?

Ok figured it out: Well sort of: I have to unplug the ac from my notebook for a few secs. Then I get the card to work!

Edited by ufulu, 13 December 2006 - 07:09 PM.






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