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I am also running 10.4.3 8f1111 and I just got my Dell TrueMobile 1450 today. I popped it in, grabbed the IO80211Family.kext from the 10.4.4 Extensions and it detected it and I connected up to my network.

The only thing that I don't think is working is the signal strength meter. Anyone know how to get that working?



Dude read this it might help

http://forum.osx86pr...pic=4641&st=100

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Edit , Can someone tell me where to get the 10.4.4 IO80211Family.kext?, im using the 10.4.3 version is there any difs?

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Edit , Can someone tell me where to get the 10.4.4 IO80211Family.kext?, im using the 10.4.3 version is there any difs?


No diffs for 4309 (1450) chipsets

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Thanks guys, I got my BRCM1016 WLAN card built in my Acer Aspire 3600 to work.
The chip says it's a BCM94318MPG (BCM4318) which is the Dell 1370.

I followed this instruction from keeshond:

I've got my 4318 card working with the same setting accept it is <string>pci14e4,4318</string> in stead of <string>pci14e4,4320</string>. OsX86 10.4.3.

Thanx for this great tip!

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Tried to internet with the thing. It completely hangs. Gonna try some other things. It makes a connection though, so that's a good start.



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No diffs for 4309 (1450) chipsets

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Tanks Tanks m8

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I got a compaq laptop with a broadcom 4320 and it works magnificent. I get the wireless status and it hasn't crashed once. Thanks alot

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Hi, I have a 4320 card installed on my Gateway 7405GX laptop. I changed the PCI string in the kext so my card is supported, but I'm having a weird issue. The card is detected (airport is enabled) but whenever I try and access network preferences it just crashes thus leaving my with no network support. Does anyone know what could cause this to happen?

Thanks in advance

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I ordered a 4309 mPCI card with which I will attempt to replace my Intel 2200 Wireless ProSet card in my IBM Thinkpad. I understand that IBM TPs will not boot if there is an "unauthorized" mPCI wireless card installed without a bios hack. A program that does such a hack is available on the internet.. If anyone has already done this installation and knows whether or not it works please let me know. Otherwise I'll report back when I'm able to do the installation myself.

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I ordered a 4309 mPCI card with which I will attempt to replace my Intel 2200 Wireless ProSet card in my IBM Thinkpad. I understand that IBM TPs will not boot if there is an "unauthorized" mPCI wireless card installed without a bios hack. A program that does such a hack is available on the internet.. If anyone has already done this installation and knows whether or not it works please let me know. Otherwise I'll report back when I'm able to do the installation myself.



kikos, you may check this site,

http://jcnp.pku.edu.cn/~shadow/1802

Succeeded to install BCM4306 mini PCI on IBM X31 using this method.

***THIS PROGRAM PATCHES YOUR THINKPAD BIOS, BE CAREFUL, READ THE TXT FILE FIRST.

IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, DON'T DO IT!

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Thanks for the info Cheesecake! I have an x31 as well so I hope the 4309 works on it too. I prob won't have the 4309 until late this week. Will keep you all posted.

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I installed a BCM4309 mpci in my Thinkpad X31 and it works great in OS X and Windows XP using Dell drivers.

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It works!!!

BCM4306 wireless card with 10.4.3 1111g using 10.4.4 extension.

Basically, I followed CheeseCake's instruction and instead of changing it to 4320, I changed it to 4306 and it magically works!!!

Thanks a million CheeseCake!!!

What did you do different?

I'm trying to get my Belkin F5D7001 working again. When I look at it there is a 4306 chipset on it, Windows however shows it as a 4320. Therefore I added a line in the kext with 4306 and one with 4320. I've been trying for a while now. And I get the feeling I'm doing something wrong. Any suggestions?

BTW When i start up with -v. I get a error: link/load blablabla /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirport2.kext

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hiya,

I got my 4306 chipset-based card working today.

I followed the cheesecake plan, but entering '4306' had no effect. I added a 4309, 4318, and 4320 as well, in case it was being detected as something else. After reboot I had a nonfunctional signal strength meter on the menu bar. Using the airport command line utility I was able to connect. This doesn't survive reboot, but it works well enough until I figure the rest out.

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hiya,

I got my 4306 chipset-based card working today.

I followed the cheesecake plan, but entering '4306' had no effect. I added a 4309, 4318, and 4320 as well, in case it was being detected as something else. After reboot I had a nonfunctional signal strength meter on the menu bar. Using the airport command line utility I was able to connect. This doesn't survive reboot, but it works well enough until I figure the rest out.

I tried it but, still a no go... strange

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I got an Acer Aspire 1610 notebook, with a broadcom miniPCI. XP identifies it as a broadcom 4320 chipset, but the broadcom wlan util says it is a 4306.

So i dl'd the extensions from this topic, added the 4306 and the 4320 to the plist, did the chown/chmod/cache routine, rebooted.... and nothing shows up.

In the systemprofiler are two nic's : en0 (build in ethernet, works) and fn0, firewire, but no en1. The io80211 extension is not loaded.

I got no problem loading the kext manualy with kextload, so the permissions are right...

I'm i doing something wrong? Anyone got a clue?

thnx!

-edit-

I just noticed : sometimes i get the following message in my console :

Jan 31 23:10:02 fords-computer configd[48]: WirelessAirPortDeviceNameCopy(): no AirPort driver found

But still the kext is not loaded. Maybe that's a clue about what i'm doing wrong? I hope someone can help me out.

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So i dl'd the extensions from this topic, added the 4306 and the 4320 to the plist, did the chown/chmod/cache routine, rebooted.... and nothing shows up.

In the systemprofiler are two nic's : en0 (build in ethernet, works) and fn0, firewire, but no en1. The io80211 extension is not loaded.

I got no problem loading the kext manualy with kextload, so the permissions are right...

I'm i doing something wrong? Anyone got a clue?


I get the exact same problem. I am trying this on a HP Pavilion ZV6000 that i installed 111a on(vmware to physical harddisk). I'm pretty sure i have the right card, i have a Broadcom 80211.b/g WLAN. I couldn't find the chipset number anwhere, but looking at id's in win xp led me to believe it was a 4306. Is there any easy way to find your chipset?

Also, every time i reboot, my system clock is set back to 1969 so i dunno if that's a completely diff prob or if it could be the cause of something not getting loaded correctly.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

UPDATE:
I got mine working! It turns out that the id on my card was 4318 so i had to add that to the plist, after that it worked fine. Only thing that isn't working is that status meter on the wifi.
Just to recap for anyone with the same card/latop as me:
I installed the 10.4.4 IO80211Family.ktext and i modified the plist to have a 4318.

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I get the exact same problem. I am trying this on a HP Pavilion ZV6000 that i installed 111a on(vmware to physical harddisk). I'm pretty sure i have the right card, i have a Broadcom 80211.b/g WLAN. I couldn't find the chipset number anwhere, but looking at id's in win xp led me to believe it was a 4306. Is there any easy way to find your chipset?

Also, every time i reboot, my system clock is set back to 1969 so i dunno if that's a completely diff prob or if it could be the cause of something not getting loaded correctly.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


I need the driver for the 1450, anyone care to repost?

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update on mine (4306)

previously I was only able to connect via the airport command line utility. however, I now have full functionality. this was done simply by getting a driver for my intergrated ethernet controller (marvell yukon gigabit) so that the OS would recognize wired as 0. whoever said that the OS has a problem with the wireless being the only network controller was right. if there's no wired controller as #0, it gets confused.

if you still can't get 4306 to be recognized at all, try entering all 43XX series model numbers up to something arbitrarily high. I'm rather nubbly and don't know what ill effects spamming it like that might cause, but I know that the number detection is sort of screwed up and doing a sort of 'brute-force' method like that ought to have a good chance of working.

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udate on my broadcom (4320/4306) effort :

I reinstalled winXP from my acer recovery disks, and reinstalled 10.4.3. The xp version from these recovery disk has a keyboard utility, which enables an always on/always off function for my networkcard. I rememberd reading this could be a solution.

So I downloaded the kext from this topic , added all possible cards to the plist (4306,4318 and 4320) and to my suprise the network card was recognized!

I did two things different in this install :
1. downloaded another kext (but i doubt this one is different)
2. a used a winXP util to set the card to always on

I guess it was step 2 that did the trick. The utility is standard on my acer aspire 1610 notebook, I don't think it will work if you haven't got the same keyboard with this special wlan on/off key. But if you want to give it a try, it is the launch utility located on this page

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I'm still wrestling with my 4306.

I noticed something strange...

I removed my firewirecard. But Profiler still thinks it's in there on PCI_2. At the moment my guess is that this is blocking the detecting of my 4306. Any suggestions on how to remove the firewirecard from the profiler?

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Just a status report: I got a Belkin F5D7000 v2000 PCI card, which is not working since 10.4.1 (yes, I installed the modified AppleAirport2.kext, but no go!), and I followed this thread, got the IO80211Family.kext into my 8F1111, loaded the driver successfully, but not a sign of it's functioning... I found you guys are mostly using laptop, but I'm using my desktop. Anybody in the same shoes with me?


i have the same issue. i got a belkin f5d7000 wireless g pci card that had a broadcom chip in it. i tried adding my device id to the plist file for the 43xx file and it doesnt see the card after a reboot. osx doesnt even see it under system profiler. the only pci/e cards it see is my audigy2 ( only ieee1394 works ), ati x700pro pcie card ( vesa only ), onboard pcie1x intel wired ethernet port thats it. osx 10.4.3 (8f1111) doesnt detect/see my belkin pci wireless card. i'm stuck right now as to what to do. at least i have wired net for now...





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