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Does apple have mini pci-e wifi cards for notebooks, what I have been seeing on ebay is the full sized cards or small ones that have the hold down screws in a different location. I just want something that works out of the box on Lion. I took a shot at BCM4313 damn thing would be the 4727 model that is not supported fortunately it was only 10 bucks

how about this guy here....http://www.ebay.com/...=item1e6981d24c
a broadcom bcm94322hm8l

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bcm94322mc
bcm94321mc

Cant go wrong

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looks like this might be the guy then
http://www.ebay.com/...e#ht_3418wt_905
I just hope it isnt the same fiasco as the 4313, which is definately compatible unless it has the device id of 4727...how the heck Im I to find out I wont have the same issue with this?

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Looks ok but I got a genuine apple one for £11.

Where are you in the world?

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USA USA USA :P I would perfer the apple ones, but I am not seeing the half-card size with the same mount holes.

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hey but anyone found the version of wifi broadcom 4322 plus the newer BT 4.0 combo ??? that newer macbook also has?

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for half id go ar5b91 ... the sony vaios on ebay i believe works... id 2A

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wow for 4.49 couldnt hurt
http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_4015wt_1185

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sweet, I got the one I posted....worked right out of the box! now if i can get access to app store

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sweet, I got the one I posted....worked right out of the box! now if i can get access to app store


Thanks for making a topic like this, I was just about make one!
So you said the one you got works fine OOB? Does it have Wireless N connection?

I'm going to get this one: http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_4591wt_1344

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sweet, I got the one I posted....worked right out of the box! now if i can get access to app store


make sure u have lan working as EN0 and wifi and EN1 and in boot.plist add EthernetBuiltIn Yes (chameleon wizard can do it for u)
and a valid serial number

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Atheros Ar9280

AR5BHB92

work perfect. =) WiFi + AirDrop
http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_1258wt_1229

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the best part of atheros is linux live needs no special driver .. included.
BCM is different in linux needs driver dloaded

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to be fair I might have added a different 80211family kext. I dont have a N router so I cant test that.

make sure u have lan working as EN0 and wifi and EN1 and in boot.plist add EthernetBuiltIn Yes (chameleon wizard can do it for u)
and a valid serial number

yep did that. I dont know what you mean by valid serial number, I did purchase lion. how do you check, may it doesnt validate it.

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to be fair I might have added a different 80211family kext. I dont have a N router so I cant test that.


yep did that. I dont know what you mean by valid serial number, I did purchase lion. how do you check, may it doesnt validate it.

chameleon wizard
or look in /Extra/smbios.plist

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hmm all is correct, still not work....side note, if you do the update to 10.7.3 you will lose it, I updated and lost wifi hardware, I got an 10.7.2 io80211family.kext and fixed it





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