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I know there are a few, but whats the most used by the users here?

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External - TP-Link TL-WN321G (i'm use), Internal- DELL 1510

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What about apple cards?

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Broadcom BCM94322 4322 half mini PCI-E card wifi A/G/N

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I know there are a few, but whats the most used by the users here?


Keep the stock card and install the following WiFi kext.
http://uploading.com...s/get/94fm2e33/

I can confirm that it works, posting as I am with my stock AR9285 WiFi card.

The kext apparently comes from the 10.6.5 update beta, so updating to 10.6.5 when it's released in a couple of weeks would see it working anyway, but many of us use replacement WiFi cards so we wouldn't have noticed. So thanks to whomever it was who discovered this fix.

I now have a Snow Leopard running, 100% working Eee as it was shipped.

Cool.

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Keep the stock card and install the following WiFi kext.
http://uploading.com...s/get/94fm2e33/

I can confirm that it works, posting as I am with my stock AR9285 WiFi card.

The kext apparently comes from the 10.6.5 update beta, so updating to 10.6.5 when it's released in a couple of weeks would see it working anyway, but many of us use replacement WiFi cards so we wouldn't have noticed. So thanks to whomever it was who discovered this fix.

I now have a Snow Leopard running, 100% working Eee as it was shipped.

Cool.


Just changed back cards, and yeappers it works :) YAY!!!

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YEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAA!! Working on 1001HA as well (only at 10.6.2 but will update)

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i noticed for some reason that this kext works at my parents house (using WEP), but it does not work at my apartment (using WPA2). I have no option to change the security settings on my router =/
Anyone know why this might be happening? (possibly unsupported encryption?)

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Heh, this figures, I just installed my Dell 1510 this morning. Oh well, just means I have a spare I suppose.

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Bad news from me: Once I updated to 10.6.4, all seemed to go well for a while. I updated via softwasre update and that seemed to go OK too. Then I began installing stuff I wanted (iphoto etc) and the machine crapped itself. Got a kernel panic on a restart and even with diskutility and trying to do repairs etc, ther was no retrieving it. So I decided to start over, which I did, and now, sadly, the wireless card has gone invisible to the system and even with the new kext is not showing itself. Perhaps I'll get that Dell 1510 after all.

I even reinstalled winblows and linux but win was so slow by comparison I decided to fight it out again. So on my third attempt now to get things going, new kext installed and no wireless. All of which makes absolutely no sense at all.

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i noticed for some reason that this kext works at my parents house (using WEP), but it does not work at my apartment (using WPA2). I have no option to change the security settings on my router =/
Anyone know why this might be happening? (possibly unsupported encryption?)


I'm using WPA2 with the stock WiFi and the kext from above, so I don't think the encryption is your issue. I know that Apple's base station can be flakey but if that's not your router then obviously it's not the problem.

Is it possible you're getting interference from other routers in your building? Try moving the router to a different room.

If you can, change channels on the router and see if that helps. It's worked for me in the past.

One last thing - try to connect in Windows if you have a dual boot setup (although I imagine you'd have already done so if that were a possibility, but just in case... :-) )

I hope that helps in some way.

Cheers.

EDIT: It seems there's a possibility that the kext doesn't support the 802.11n spec. See my update a couple of posts down.


Bad news from me: Once I updated to 10.6.4, all seemed to go well for a while. I updated via softwasre update and that seemed to go OK too. Then I began installing stuff I wanted (iphoto etc) and the machine crapped itself. Got a kernel panic on a restart and even with diskutility and trying to do repairs etc, ther was no retrieving it. So I decided to start over, which I did, and now, sadly, the wireless card has gone invisible to the system and even with the new kext is not showing itself. Perhaps I'll get that Dell 1510 after all.

I even reinstalled winblows and linux but win was so slow by comparison I decided to fight it out again. So on my third attempt now to get things going, new kext installed and no wireless. All of which makes absolutely no sense at all.


The symptoms you describe suggest the permissions is likely your problem. Depending on which install method you used, it may all come right with pfix or other permissions tool. Give it a try again, and when rebooting, pause the Chameleon bootloader and use the -f and -x flags before continuing. Then do a normal restart.

Can't hurt and may be all that's wrong with your WiFi.

EDIT: You might also check the BIOS in case the wifi is disabled there.

HTH.

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UPDATE: The wifi kext linked in this thread may not be able to function with 802.11n routers unless they have been reconfigured to the 802.11g slower standard. Which may explain the issues some are having getting the stock card working properly.

My router is a g model only which may explain why I have no issues with my connection using the Atheros AR9285 card.

Some further investigation required but so far it looks like 802.11n isn't working with the kext as it is.

Bummer, but that's Hackint0shing I guess.

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Hey all - anyone know why this isn't working for me? No icon, nothing in "Network", nada. Seems like nothing changed.

I'm super new to installing kexts - I used kext helper. Nothing changed at all....can someone please help? :(

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UPDATE: The wifi kext linked in this thread may not be able to function with 802.11n routers unless they have been reconfigured to the 802.11g slower standard. Which may explain the issues some are having getting the stock card working properly.

My router is a g model only which may explain why I have no issues with my connection using the Atheros AR9285 card.

Some further investigation required but so far it looks like 802.11n isn't working with the kext as it is.

Bummer, but that's Hackint0shing I guess.

Its the 5Ghz Problem, this Wifi Chip does not work with 5Ghz frequency bands, so only 2,4Ghz works.

Hey all - anyone know why this isn't working for me? No icon, nothing in "Network", nada. Seems like nothing changed.

I'm super new to installing kexts - I used kext helper. Nothing changed at all....can someone please help? ;)

Does the Atheros21 Kext get loaded?

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Does the Atheros21 Kext get loaded?


No idea, where can I check that? Thanks!

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With kextstat in Terminal or in System Profiler

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Doesn't look like:


B-Ms-Mac:~ Brennan$ kextstat
Index Refs Address	Size	   Wired	  Name (Version) <Linked Against>
	1   52 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kpi.bsd (10.0.0)
	2	4 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kpi.dsep (10.0.0)
	3   68 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kpi.iokit (10.0.0)
	4   74 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kpi.libkern (10.0.0)
	5   58 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kpi.mach (10.0.0)
	6   25 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kpi.private (10.0.0)
	7   45 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kpi.unsupported (10.0.0)
	8	1 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kernel.6.0 (7.9.9)
	9	1 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kernel.bsd (7.9.9)
   10	7 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kernel.iokit (7.9.9)
   11	9 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kernel.libkern (7.9.9)
   12	5 0		  0		  0		  com.apple.kernel.mach (7.9.9)
   13   13 0x2f3be000 0x11000	0x10000	com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily (2.6) <7 5 4 3>
   14   12 0x2f369000 0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily (1.3.0) <7 6 4 3>
   15	2 0x2f607000 0x41000	0x40000	com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform (1.3) <14 13 7 6 5 4 3>
   16	0 0x2f175000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.superhai.driver.SMBIOSResolver (1.0.7) <11 10>
   17	0 0x2f178000 0x2000	 0x1000	 org.tgwbd.driver.NullCPUPowerManagement (1.0.0d2) <7 4 3>
   18	0 0x2f5ae000 0x18000	0x17000	com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement (90.0.0) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
   19	6 0x2f6f0000 0x2c000	0x2b000	com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily (40) <13 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   20	2 0x2f53a000 0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.iokit.CHUDKernLib (198) <12 7 4 3 1>
   21	0 0x2f5c6000 0xc000	 0xb000	 com.apple.iokit.CHUDProf (208) <20 12 11 10 9 1>
   22	0 0x2f5a6000 0x7000	 0x6000	 com.apple.iokit.CHUDUtils (200) <20 5 4 3 1>
   23	2 0x2f67a000 0xa000	 0x9000	 com.apple.driver.AppleSMC (3.0.1d2) <14 7 5 4 3>
   24	0 0x2f5d2000 0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X (7.0.0) <23 7 4 3 1>
   25	4 0x2f6a9000 0x1e000	0x1d000	com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily (2.0) <13 7 5 4 3>
   26	5 0x2f7b7000 0x18000	0x17000	com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily (1.6) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
   27	0 0x2f664000 0x11000	0x10000	com.apple.driver.DiskImages (281) <26 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   28	0 0x2f5f7000 0xb000	 0xa000	 com.apple.iokit.IOSurface (73.0) <7 5 4 3 1>
   29	0 0x2f3ac000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.x86dev.driver.lspcidrv (1.0) <11 10>
   30	0 0x2f3b5000 0x2000	 0x1000	 sk.triaxis.kext.SleepEnabler (1.0.0) <7 4 3>
   31	0 0x2f602000 0x5000	 0x4000	 com.superhai.driver.VoodooPowerMini (1.2.4) <11 7 5 4 3>
   32	0 0x2f3cf000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction (20) <19 5 4 3 1>
   33	0 0x2f545000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction (10) <19 4 3 1>
   34	0 0x2f56b000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction (10) <19 4 3 1>
   35	0 0x2f753000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction (14) <19 6 4 3 1>
   36	0 0x2f78b000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction (10) <19 5 4 3 1>
   37	0 0x2f868000 0x8000	 0x7000	 com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall (2.0.11) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
   38	2 0x2f85e000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.kext.AppleMatch (1.0.0d1) <4 1>
   39	0 0x2f870000 0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.security.quarantine (0) <38 7 6 5 4 2 1>
   40	0 0x2f880000 0x8000	 0x7000	 com.apple.security.sandbox (0) <38 7 6 5 4 2 1>
   41	0 0x2f864000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet (6) <7 6 5 4 2 1>
   42	0 0x2f861000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction (17) <19 6 4 3>
   43	1 0x2f8ad000 0xb000	 0xa000	 com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily (3.4.0a20) <6 5 4 3>
   44	0 0x2f895000 0xf000	 0xe000	 com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin (3.4.0a20) <43 23 14 13 7 6 5 4 3>
   49	0 0x2f87d000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC (1.4) <4 3>
   50	0 0x2f8cd000 0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS (1.4) <7 4 3>
   51	0 0x2f9b2000 0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.driver.AppleRTC (1.3) <14 5 4 3 1>
   52	0 0x2f75d000 0x2000	 0x1000	 com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPS2Nub (1.0.0d1) <14 11 7 6 4 3>
   53	2 0x2f9a5000 0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily (2.0.0) <5 4 3 1>
   54	0 0x2f9b8000 0xc000	 0xb000	 com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort (2.0.0) <53 13 5 4 3 1>
   55	1 0x2f9ef000 0xe000	 0xd000	 com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport (2.0) <25 13 7 5 4 3>
   56	0 0x2f8c3000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleHPET (1.4) <14 7 5 4 3>
   57	1 0x2f8d1000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily (1.1) <5 4 3>
   58	0 0x2f8ea000 0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC (1.3) <57 15 14 5 4 3>
   59	0 0x2f9c4000 0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient (3.0.5) <25 14 13 7 5 4 3 1>
   60	3 0x3558d000 0x3b000	0x3a000	com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily (1.6.0) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
   61	0 0x2f6a5000 0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons (1.3) <60 15 14 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   62	0 0x2f9d3000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime (1.3.0) <7 5 4 3>
   63	0 0x2f9fd000 0x3000	 0x2000	 org.netkas.fakesmc (1) <14 7 4 3>
   64	0 0x354bb000 0x16000	0x15000	com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily (1.8) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
   67	7 0x35811000 0x2f000	0x2e000	com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily (3.7.8) <7 5 4 3 1>
   68	0 0x35638000 0x10000	0xf000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI (3.7.5) <67 13 7 5 4 3 1>
   69	0 0x2f5f3000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleLPC (1.4.6) <13 5 4 3>
   70	1 0x3547a000 0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib (1.3) <5 4>
   71	2 0x35618000 0x17000	0x16000	com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily (1.7.0fc16) <70 5 4 3 1>
   72	0 0x358a5000 0x22000	0x21000	org.voodoo.driver.VoodooHDA (0.2.1) <71 13 8 7 5 4 3 1>
   73	0 0x356fa000 0x14000	0x13000	com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI (3.7.5) <67 13 7 5 4 3 1>
   74	0 0x35891000 0x12000	0x11000	com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage (1.5.0) <53 26 5 4 3 1>
   77	0 0x35878000 0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib (1.0.0d1) <6 4 3 2 1>
   78	0 0x35915000 0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver (1.1.0) <71 5 4 3 1>
   79	0 0x35919000 0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.BootCache (31) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
   80	0 0x3587e000 0x2000	 0x1000	 com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient (3.7.5) <67 5 4 3 1>
   81	0 0x3593e000 0xf000	 0xe000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub (3.7.8) <67 5 4 3 1>
   82	0 0x35923000 0x11000	0x10000	com.apple.driver.AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer (6.0.0) <25 14 13 11 7 5 4 3 1>
   83	0 0x35965000 0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.driver.AppleACPIBatteryManager (1.0.15) <14 5 4 3 1>
   84	2 0x35974000 0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Controller (1.1.0) <12 11 10>
   85	0 0x35a05000 0x36000	0x35000	com.apple.driver.AppleIntelGMA950 (6.0.0) <55 25 13 10 7 5 4 3 1>
   86	0 0x35955000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Keyboard (1.2.0) <84 60 12 11 10 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   87	0 0x45c35000 0x9000	 0x8000	 com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Trackpad (1.1.3) <84 60 12 11 10 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   89	0 0x45bbb000 0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite (3.7.5) <67 4 3 1>
   90	0 0x45c54000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.XsanFilter (402.1) <26 5 4 3 1>
   91	2 0x45c96000 0x1a000	0x19000	com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily (2.5.0) <5 4 3 1>
   92	0 0x45c79000 0xb000	 0xa000	 com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass (2.5.0) <91 67 26 5 4 3 1>
   93	0 0x45c5d000 0x18000	0x17000	com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice (2.5.0) <91 26 5 4 3 1>
   95	1 0x45d87000 0x3b000	0x3a000	com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily (2.2f18) <7 5 4 3 1>
   96	0 0x45ccf000 0x8000	 0x7000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.2f18) <95 67 7 5 4 3>
   97	1 0x45f24000 0x9000	 0x8000	 com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily (10.0.2) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
   98	0 0x45f79000 0x9000	 0x8000	 com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager (2.2f18) <97 7 5 4 3 1>
   99	0 0x45f9b000 0xa000	 0x9000	 com.apple.filesystems.autofs (2.1.0) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
  104	2 0x4600e000 0x60000	0x5f000	com.apple.filesystems.ntfs (3.0) <7 6 5 4 1>

This is a non-iDeneb, iPC, iAtkos, any of those install. I used a Retail 10.6 disk with only a patched OSInstall and OSInstall.mpkg (to install to an MBR disk). Trying to keep my Hackintosh as "Mac" as possible, haha. ;)

Thanks in advance for your help!!

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Try to load manually:

sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortAtheros21.kext



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Alright, here's the response:

/System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortAtheros21.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) dependency resolution failure; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).


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I recommend you to swap your card for broadcom one !
i've done it and now my wifi is working in SL on apple kext!

Sorry for my bad english.





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