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Hi mcsmart, your script does the job perfectly!
My wifi miniPCI car is BCM4306 (0x14E4,0x453) and now recognized as an AirPort one works great.
Thank you, this was only last thing to solve with my hacintosh to full hw support on this great OS :-)

I'm running: JaS MacOS X 10.4.8 on IBM ThinkPad T41p (need to replace mpci cisco card with the BCM one and make a hack on bios due to restriction by IBM...see thinkwiki.org - the IBM BIOS is set to only allow you to boot with an 'authorized' adapter installed)

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Usage: unzip, open a Terminal window and type 'sudo ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh'
^^^

right you say unzip, when i tryed it i unzipped it, done exactly as you say and still doesnt do it, it says command not found?...any ideas? i reasly need my wireless working

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Usage: unzip, open a Terminal window and type 'sudo ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh'
^^^

right you say unzip, when i tryed it i unzipped it, done exactly as you say and still doesnt do it, it says command not found?...any ideas? i reasly need my wireless working

Of course you have to be in the directory where you have downloaded & extracted the wireless enabler. If you've saved it to your Desktop, you have to enter 'sudo ./Desktop/bcm43xx_enabler.sh'.

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i have a DYnex PCI wireless card, and it has a BCM4311 chip. how do i find the PCI IDs?

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well, it doesn't work. Just like other tutorials, it only shows in Airport, but can't find / connect any network

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It sounds like you need to swap your network interfaces in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist.
Do you have 2 onboard LAN cards? That could be the problem.

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yep, i have two lan on my motherboard. now, my lan dont even work now. any solution?

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I'm using a Dell 1390 card with a Broadcom 4311 or 4318 chip (I'm not 100% sure which). :angel:

The file you attached needs to be unzipped to the desktop, right? Because when I try your command in terminal, I get "command not found" or "no such file or directory" depending on whether I put a space in between sudo and the period. I feel like there's something painfully obvious my n00b brain is missing, but maybe you can help.

Thanks in advance!

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oh {censored}. This'll teach me to pay more attention to things. it's been over ten years since I fiddled with other OS's so forgive me for the idiocracy.

New install of xxx 10.4.10. Gigbebyte p965 DQ6 mobo everything seems to work.

Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapeter.
I'm assuming in Windows XP hardward manager the PCI ID is the -

PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320 ?

The actual ID Being 4320?

Anyroadup, I installed the script and not being able to find any location of the AppleAirPort kext accepted the default location, rebooted and it's all gone {censored} up. Flicky flashy OS X desktop.

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thanks a lot!I've had trouble finding this driver

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Supported Chipsets:

  • All Apple AirPort One Cards
  • 4306, Broadcom BCM4306 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN (confirmed)
  • 4309, Broadcom BCM4309 802.11 b Wireless LAN
  • 4318, Broadcom BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN (



you sir, have just made my day. I spent the past 8 hours trying to get the wifi working on my Compaq Presario V4000 with broadcom 4318.

I didt all the manual edits but it didnt work. I used ur file, rebooted and it worked perfectly

thanks again!!

The only issue it seems to me right now is that the wifi is running a bit slow... topic of next investigation :)

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mcsmart: I have a Belkin F5D7000 version 2000 desktop wireless card (PCI). I *think* that it should be supported by this hack. The problem that I have is that my wireless card doesn't even show up in OS X under PCI devices. =S I'm running 10.4.8 JaS. Hopefully you can help me. :)

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mcsmart,

Thank you for this information / script. It has helped my Broadcom AirForceOne turn up as an AirPort card! It's great that I don't have to rely on the "Built-In Ethernet" connection anymore, but alas, I am still having problems getting the GMA 900 display driver to work, especially with QE enabled.

Here's a big thanks for solving one of my hardware problems, from a n00b OSx86 user.

--
RichX http://www.richx.org

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It isn't work, Mac can't find any Wireless Network :D. I have Asus A6T

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The script worked fine, but my Linksys WPC54G (BCM4318) is still detected as "Unknown Vendor, Network Controller". Any attempt to open Airport or find networks using Internet Connect results in freezing the system.

I do not think it is the PCMCIA drivers, because when I insert a Belkin card it is correctly detected by Airport as "Ralink, RT2500".

I am currently using 10.4.9 and ToH's 8.9.1 kernel, following this path: JaS 10.4.8 SSE2/SSE3/PPF1/PPF2 -> Delta (official) 10.4.9 update -> ToH's SSE2 8.9.1 kernel. System specs are in my signature.

Thank you for your time.

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I have a Broadcom BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI. could u add that or make a driver for it please? really need this...

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I have the Dell 1390 (BCM 4311) that I installed in my Alienware M5550, I am having extreme problems fixing this, I verified it to work in windows, but I cant get it to pick up as an airport in OSX, any help would be appreciated

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I installed this enabler and only thing happened was: airport is shown in the top bar and I can see airport in network prefs. I am unable to connect anywhere. Also deleted Airport2.kext which didn't make any difference.

Also tried to swap en0 to en1 and internal en1 to en2.. also integers changed but no difference.
Internal ethernet works fine and i'm now installing apple's airport update to see what will happen.

In system profiler type is shown 0x14E4, 0x1356 for the airport extreme.

I'm using compaq nx6110 with JaS 10.4.8

any help would be apreciated! :D
thanks,
- jani

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The script worked fine, but my Linksys WPC54G (BCM4318) is still detected as "Unknown Vendor, Network Controller". Any attempt to open Airport or find networks using Internet Connect results in freezing the system.

I do not think it is the PCMCIA drivers, because when I insert a Belkin card it is correctly detected by Airport as "Ralink, RT2500".

I am currently using 10.4.9 and ToH's 8.9.1 kernel, following this path: JaS 10.4.8 SSE2/SSE3/PPF1/PPF2 -> Delta (official) 10.4.9 update -> ToH's SSE2 8.9.1 kernel. System specs are in my signature.

Thank you for your time.


Hi,
I have the same pcmcia card, Linksys WPC54G (hardware version 3). My card have broadcom chipset, BCM4318 with PCI id pci14e4,4318. I have to put my hardware PCI id in AppleAirPortBrcm4311's Info.plist file:-
/System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext/Contents/Info.plist

If your card have same hardware version, maybe you have same chipset in it.

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With Tiger Works great

With Leopard: Kernel Panic!!!





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