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Ok Heres the deal, people with Broadcom Wireless (aka Dell Wireless) have been having trouble with getting it to work , or getting it recognize on 10.4.8 and people have been going to thread-to-thread just to find a solution so i decided to make this SIMPLE little tutorial to help all you Broadcom People, Ok lets begin :hysterical:

1: Open Terminal (Hard Drive icon -> Applications -> Utilities)

2: type this ->
sudo su

3: then this ->
cd /System/Library/Extensions

4: then ->
cd /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext/Contents/

5: then
nano -w Info.plist

6: Ok then scroll down until you see:

<key>IONameMatch</key>
<array>
<string>pci14e4,4328</string>
<string>pci14e4,4329</string>
<string>pci14e4,432a</string>
<string>pci14e4,4311</string>
<string>pci14e4,4312</string>
<string>pci14e4,4313</string>
<string>pci14e4,4319</string>
<string>pci14e4,431a</string>

7: before <string>pci14e4,4319</string> add this: <string>pci14e4,4318</string> (change the 4318 to your ID, Mines is 4318 because i have Dell Wireless 1370)

8: then Control X, then Y then hit Enter

9: then Do:
sudo reboot

10: then you should see a Blank Baseball Feild Icon (airport icon) on the finder bar

11: Open up Terminal then type ->
sudo su

12: Then ->
cd /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/

13: Then ->
nano -w /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist

14: You should See this

<key>BSD Name</key>
<string>en0</string>
<key>IOBuiltin</key>
<false/>
<key>IOInterfaceType</key>
<integer>6</integer>
<key>IOInterfaceUnit</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>IOLocation</key>
<string></string>
<key>IOMACAddress</key>
<data>

15: change that to this:

<key>BSD Name</key>
<string>en1</string>
<key>IOBuiltin</key>
<false/>
<key>IOInterfaceType</key>
<integer>6</integer>
<key>IOInterfaceUnit</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>IOLocation</key>
<string></string>
<key>IOMACAddress</key>
<data>
16: then Ctrl-X -> Y -> Enter

17: Then
sudo reboot

18: After Reboot, Click the Airport Icon on the finder bar and click 'Network Preferences' It'll Say

Has Found the following Port

'Airport'

19: Click Ok then click the drop down box that has Show: next to it then click 'Airport' then click Apply Now and then, Click the Airport icon then select your Network and then Your Done

Congrats, You have Wireless in 10.4.8 :)

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Hoped this Help some people :(

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I believe this was mentioned in the genius bar under wireless solutions and worked for me :rolleyes:

thanx anyways and very clear explanation

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No problem :P Feedback is ALWAYS appreciated :D

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Hey, great How-to! This worked great on my Belkin F5D7001. The only thing I did differently was delete all the unneeded ID entrys, and replaced them with the two for my card (4306 and 4320). Thanks! ;)

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Glad to Help! ;) Thanks for the Feedback and a i'm glad it Worked :D

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Heya FreakyMac,

Great guide. It worked like a charm. WiFi is going. I'm wondering if there is any way to also enable the regular RJ-45 10/100 connection as well?

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Thanks FreakyMac. I've 10.4.7, Acer Travelmate 2482, and it works wi fi like a charm now! You're great :-)

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Thanks You everyone :D, Feedback is ALWAYS appreciated :D

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Hi everybody!
But how I can found ID for WiFi card? I have a Samsung X11 with Intel WiFi. Thanx!

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Brilliant. I went out and bought a Belkin F5D7001 specifically because I had read this post; followed the instructions and now have a perfect internet connection. Joy. Thanks.

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Yes!! My wireless network is working on my aspire 1510

Thank you very much ;-)

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THANKS PEOPLE!!! :D FEEDBACK IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED

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can anyone tell me the id i need to add for the dell wireless 1390?

EDIT* or let me know if 4311 is the right id...

http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/iii/?s=1

Edited by jackmup101, 19 March 2007 - 05:28 AM.


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I have the broadcom 4311, my laptop is a Compaq c306US (c300 series) - I've followed the steps above to the letter (I'm on JaS 10.4.8, Intel) but my wireless refuses to work - the card isn't in System Profiler, and no Airport icon shows up anywhere. Any ideas?

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Hi, i have broadcom BCM94306. In 10.4.7 everything was ok. I switched to 10.4.8 and there was no airport symbol at the menu bar. Ive installed wireless network package from 10.4.7, now i have an airport icon, my mac adress seems to be correct but i cant see any networks, the airport is on but no networks. Anybody an idea? The switch trick doesnt work because the card is recognized properely

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Keller, When you update from 10.4.7 to 10.4.8 Don't EVER use the Wireless Support.pkg in the cd, I've learned the hardway,

Keller, When you update from 10.4.7 to 10.4.8 Don't EVER use the Wireless Support.pkg in the cd, I've learned the hardway,

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Thanks very much. I've just followed these instructions with the appropriate changes to suit my card and got my W500 (Atheros) to work :)

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NO PROBLEM! Glad you got you Anthro Card to work :rolleyes:

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does this work for the Dell draft n card???
if it does, how do I find the device id?

My situation is that the card is recognized as an Airport extreme in the system profiler, but is always turned off.
The baseball diamond shaped wifi symbol shows up on the menu bar, but tells me that it's not configured, and its not detected in the network options in system preferences.
The wifi light on my laptop doesn't even turn on.

The only time the card has ever been on and actually working (although still not recognized by network preferences) was during first boot up (I still had no control over it; I couldn't turn it off).

Has someone had a similar issue? Help!!

Audio: SigmaTel 9750 STAC AC97 (Natively Supported)


also, how did u get that sound to work?

I'm also using 10.4.8 (JAS, 2 patches)

ive tried applehda patcher but I can't find the linuxcodedump for it anywhere.

the sound card isn't even detected...





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