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Dell Studio 1558 OS X 10.8 - Everything but wireless working, completely stuck

Mountain Lion Wifi Wireless Dell Intel Broadcom 10.8

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Hey InsanelyMac, its been a while. I used to be very active back in the day under the name erei33 and then retired from the newsteam as I played too many PC games to have a hackintosh. Anyway I haven't been gaming, so I decided its the best time to try out OS X.

Dell Studio 1558
1.6 Ghz Intel i7 720 QM (4 cores)
8 GB RAM
1 GB ATI Radeon HD5470 (working natively even before I added device ID)
Ethernet works post ###### with Lnx2Mac's Realtek driver included in the latest ######. Ethernet probably works native too.

Anyway for the life of me I cannot figure out wireless, I've read these stickies, I've tried all kinds of kexts from osx86.net. I've read the guides on studio 1558. I've been stuck here for a couple days, and prior to OS X I spent a miserable 4 days using OpenSuse and Linux Mint. So I'm about to the point of returning defeated to Windows 7 (which is good anyway).

Theres conflicting information, my laptop either has Intel wireless n6200 or dell wireless 1520 (broadcom 4322 rebrand), even dell.com cannot tell me with my service tag. Does anyone have any idea at all on how I could get Wireless working? Any help would be greatly appreciated. It looks like next time ill pay the $800 dollar premium and go Mac Book Pro lol.

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ar5B91-x works for linux, windows and mac.. linux from mid 2009 (compat wireless driver) and up.

and mac 10.6.3 or higher.

the wireless card.. get the dell part number from it.. usually starts with CN-0####
if its the broadcom it might work. but i doubt it as u cant even see it.. likely its the intel.





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