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Is there such a thing?

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Check out the wiki. Look at the compatibility lists

http://wiki.osx86project.org/

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I did check there, but most of them just say chipsets and idk what chipset for what card

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Anyone? Is there anyway to find out what chipsets go with which cards?

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Look closer at the wiki. It is telling you the Manufacturer of the card and the model number. The comments section gives you a clue as to what it takes to make it work.

The only chipsets I see are in parentheses or in the comments section. Most don't even mention the chipset.

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Oh man, this really sucks.

I have WPC54GS, but only WPC54G is compatiable. Is there any chance that WPC54GS would work the same as WPC54G since they are basically the same card?

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A quick SEARCH of the board reveals that some people have had success.

First you need to determine the Device ID of your card. Go to System Profiler in the Utilities folder. Click on PCI cards on the left and find your wireless card on the right. Note the last 4 characters of the Device ID.

Then follow this:
http://forum.insanel...showtopic=23684

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Thank you very much, Rammjet.

And to think, I have had OS X on my Toshiba for about 7 months now with no internet. :)

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Actually, you your self said it was only for PCI cards, the big desktop ones. I have a PCIMA card.

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I said I think it is only for PCI cards. A PCMCIA card is a special PCI card and calls the PCI drivers, so the proposed fix might work.

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Oh, OK. I'll try it out. I'll reply here if I have any problems.

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I tried it, but it does not even power on. Could it be that the earlier Wireless-G with Speed Booster cards do not use the correct chipset?

I also have an old Wireless B (WPC11 v4) if that has any chance of working.

Also, all I had to do was look under network config, and my device would be listed there as airport or something, right? Or was I looking in the wrong place? :)

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It should show up as Airport in the Network system preference and a baseball diamond shape should show up in the menu bar near the volume and time.

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So I guess there is no chance for me to get this to work? Or will they work with later versions? (I am using deadmoo's image as the install DVDs don't work for me)

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Deadmoo is pretty old. A lot of things won't work with it, particularly most of the new apps.

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Anyway I can update it without reinstall DVDs?

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Here is what someone with 10.4.1 did:

with my Linksys WPC54GS back in 10.4.1, heres what I did...

Firstoff, I changed my IO80211Family.kext with the one I had on my OS X install DVD (I thoroughly screwed mine over by playing with it too much).

Second (and most importantly), I went into the AppleAirPort2.kext and added my device ID into the Info.plist.

After repairing permissions, I was back in business. Hope this works for you


You can leave the IO80211Family.kext alone, the extra entry won't hurt it. But if you did the en0 > en1 trick, you might want to reverse that.

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yeah, I read that, but because I don't know what he changed, and what my device ID is, it is of no use. :)

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Anyway I can update it without reinstall DVDs?


If you mean update to another version of OSX, if you can't use an install DVD, you'll probably have to go the VMware route.

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How do I do that? And did you read my post above?





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