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Atheros Wi-Fi card freezes Lion 10.7.4


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Ondřej Mirtes

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Hi,
this is my first encounter of the Hackintosh universe. I want to get Lion working on my desktop PC. I managed to install Lion 10.7.4 with ######## by creating a flash drive on my Macbook Pro. I managed to get sound and graphics working without a problem, but the issue is my Wi-Fi card.

I have TL-WN851ND which features Atheros AR9227 chip. There's not any kext for this card available, but I managed to get it working by trying different Atheros kexts and adding "pci168,2d" device ID to Info.plist.

The problem is that system hangs a few moments after I connect to my home Wi-Fi network. I manage to surf in Safari for a few seconds or minutes, but it always ends in complete system freeze - the cursor stops moving and even the reset button on the PC case does not work. I have to press the Power button for 5 seconds in order to shut down and restart.

My configuration is:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (with appropriate UserDSDT installed via ########)
CPU: Core i3 530
GPU: ATi 5750
OCZ Agility 180 GB SSD

How can I debug this issue and what I should try? If you need any additional info please let me know too.

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if no dsdt used with the irq's removed it might do this issue..also try different pci slot.

or consider getting pci-e to mini pci-e adapter and a wireless card from laptop in that adapter..

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Sorry, I don't understand "

if no dsdt used with the irq's removed it might do this issue

". What does it mean? What should I try?

I tried different PCIe slot, the issue persists.

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the irq's are mishandled and causes freezing. get a dsdt made for your pc.

however device id 2D not sure i fit works 100% (but i have had same issue and was irq's in dsdt were not removed.

the proper way to have done this is not buying a premade wireless card.. instead make your own

pci-e to pci-e mini adapte and a macbook wireless card in it.
adapter:
http://www.ebay.com/...i-/130501831715
card:
http://www.ebay.com/...E-/300678065034
or
http://www.ebay.com/...1-/110887203418





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