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Even Ubuntu sees the card, but can make zero use of it.

BTW: Of course you could use this card with Linux ;) . But the bcm43xx kernel module requires you to install the required firmware manually (using bcm43xx-fwcutter). Since the firmware is not open source it can not be included in a standard Linux distribution. Check the bcm43xx-fwcutter manpage...

Darwin probably crashes because it expects the card to be turned on. There has to be a pretty crappy software power switch in the card you are using. This is the only thing I could think of right now...

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I am beginning to think this is NOT a problem with the card itself. I am thinking more along the lines of the mini PCI express bus is not being properly recognized. Unfortunately that is beyond my skill level to address. It would be great if one of the guru's looked into this problem. It may be something as simply adding the proper device and vendor ID to the appropriate kext file. That is totally just a guess at this point though. I suppose the clencher would be finding another mini PCI-E wifi card and testing it.

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mcSmart,

Thank yu for your script. I do have a concern though. It locked up my machine a few times trying it but 3rd time was a charm. I forgot to put in the directory to save the backup files <- thats when it locked up. Anyway, this script worked for 2 of my wireless cards. They are:

Belkin F5D7000
Buffalo WL12-PCI-G545

Good work!

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BCM4311 Works cool!!!!
Do you know what do I have to use it with Kismac???

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JSN1,
What type of card is your 4311 mini-PCI or mini-PCI Express?

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Wow, how do I know that?
I had the Intel 3945abg, and swapped for this one.
In Dell's website it says it is a Mini-Pci.

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Awesome, I have been looking for something like this. My Buffalo Wireless (WLI-PCI G545) is the only thing I need to get working for a 100% working install :) Awesome work! Will try this out shortly.

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Ok, apparently I don't have the AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext.... I can't locate it anywhere. I am using Uphuck 1.3 install. No AirPort cards are listed. Where can I find and install the kext?

Edit: Found it.. :o

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So i downloaded and extracted the file. Opened a terminal window and typed the command and it says
sudo: ./bcm43xxenabler.sh: command can not be found

So what do i do?

Cancel that...Stupid me :lol: forgot the _ between xx and enabler

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I drag an dropped the file into the terminal. Seemed to work fine. :lol:


Though, since I have gotten it working, I get random lockups, I repaired the permissions, but nothing needed repairs. Any ideas? I have the Buffalo WLI12 G545 (BCM4306)

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I drag an dropped the file into the terminal. Seemed to work fine. :(
Though, since I have gotten it working, I get random lockups, I repaired the permissions, but nothing needed repairs. Any ideas? I have the Buffalo WLI12 G545 (BCM4306)

Did you install all of the AirPort updates via SoftwareUpdate?

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Nope. I forgot to delete the Extensions.mkext and Extensions.kextcache, so after I did that she hasn't locked up all night. Do I need to install the airport updates?

Edit: Well I jinxed it.....It locked up as soon as I posted this.... :)

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Just wanted to thank you for the script to get this working for me. My onboard ethernet doesn't work with mac. It shows up. But won't connect. Any ideas on how to fix this? Or could you point me to another post with the information. I have a hp zd8230us laptop. The onboard ethernet is a realtek semiconductor rtl-8139/8139c38139c+ according to the hardware information on my linux partition. Again thank you for getting my wireless to work.

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Did you install all of the AirPort updates via SoftwareUpdate?



I have 10.4.8 + apple's airport updates ==> no problems with wireless (dev id = 4318)

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I have 10.4.8 + apple's airport updates ==> no problems with wireless (dev id = 4318)

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What kind of wireless card do you have ? I have a belkin wireless G highspeed Notebook Network Card(PCMCIA) with dev id 4318 and I can't get wireless working in uphuck 10.4.9? Just wondering ?

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Thanks for the good work. I didn't use your script but here's another card that you can add to it that's confirmed working on a fresh install of Jas 10.4.8+PPF1 followed by Koolkal's 10.4.10 SSE3 update.

Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G Desktop Card (PCI)
F5D7001ak ver 2000ak
0x14E4, 0x7001 (Vendor, Device IDs)

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Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G Desktop Card (PCI)
F5D7001ak ver 2000ak
0x14E4, 0x7001 (Vendor, Device IDs)

I can not confirm this. The Device ID you have posted is _not_ supported by this script, since it does not belong to the 43xx-family of Broadcom chipsets.

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Update: 10-07-2007 8:41PM

Note: Only post the PCI ID if you simply have to add the ID to AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext in order to get it working!

Supported Chipsets:

  • All Apple AirPort One Cards
  • 4306, Broadcom BCM4306 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN
  • 4309, Broadcom BCM4309 802.11 b Wireless LAN
  • 4318, Broadcom BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN (confirmed)
  • 4320, Broadcom BCM4320 b/g (confirmed)
  • 4324, Broadcom BCM4324 802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN
  • 2b continued
Cards that are known to work:
  • Belkin F5D7000
  • Buffalo WL12-PCI-G545
  • Linksys PCMCIA Card WPC54G
  • Probably tons of other cards, as long as they have a supported chipset...



hi mcsmart, it sounds promising. does this will work on my dell truemobile 1300 too? kindly advise. thanks!

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Confirmed working on the BCM4306 in my Gateway M675, Thanks!

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hi mcsmart, it sounds promising. does this will work on my dell truemobile 1300 too? kindly advise. thanks!

i don't know, it depends on our wireless chipset... if it is a broadcom 43xx it should work...





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