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I when I type sudo./desktop/bcm43xx_enabler.sh I says it can't be found. What am I doing wrong? In network it says Airport: Off. but on the menu bar it says No airport card Installed. Please help! I need my wireless.

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The desktop you know is not simply "desktop" in shell.
Open a new terminal, type "sudo ./" and simply drag&drop the script file into the terminal window. then hit enter

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Just one silly detail about Broadcom wifi:


I have a Dell Inspiron 5160 and I had to enable the wifi from the CMOS setup. Silly detail no? LMAOL!! But in Windows I never had to deal with this detail..

So IF you get to see your Broadcom mini-PCI card detected but you simply cannot establish a connection, check your CMOS settings!!!

:P

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The desktop you know is not simply "desktop" in shell.
Open a new terminal, type "sudo ./" and simply drag&drop the script file into the terminal window. then hit enter


When I type sudo ./ and drag the file in it still says ,command not found.

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I got a Dynex DX-BNBC from Best Buy for $35 with a BCM4318 (pci14e4,4318) chipset in it, which is all well and good--I would add this model to the first post, for the sake of forum Newbies and

If I use the Airport utility, it finds nothing. I click on the Airport icon at the top, Airport: Not Configured. If I go to network preferences, click "Assist Me..." and go through the motions, it finds my router and allows me to enter the password. However, next screen it says "cannot connect to internet." So, I close the assistant window and look at network preferences... Connected, with an assigned IP address. All is good. :)

If I go to system profiler, then down to Airport card, it says "AirPort is currently turned off" when I am clearly connected. :P

Still quite odd that Airport is not seeing it correctly. :unsure:

It would be cool if somebody had any ideas as to how to get Airport to be seen as "enabled." Any thoughts?



I just had the same problem with a BRDCM 4311, try to delete that set up in Network preferences and make a new one.

It seems after running the assistant, and then trying to initialize the card, it works. Did for me, anyways.



That worked for me too; same card. Reboot needed though

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When I type sudo ./ and drag the file in it still says ,command not found.

Before dealing with OSX on a regular PC you should have some basic understanding of POSIX systems.

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Thank you very much for your great work
I hope you will add the compatibility with leopard soon, because actually there is no way to have internet with a bcm43xx chipset

Best regards

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I hope you will add the compatibility with leopard soon, because actually there is no way to have internet with a bcm43xx chipset


What do you mean no way to have internet with a bcm43xx in Leopard?
My new dell 1490 (with bcm4311 chip, dev id 4312) is working fine in both Tiger and Leopard.

Only problem i had after changing to it was that it is a mini pci-express and i have a "soft" hardware switch on my computer (acer aspire 5633WMLi). It was showing up as a thirdparty wireless card with the wireless icon apperaing in the upper right corner but i could not see any networks.
Solved that one by taping over pin 20 on the card. :)

Now it's workinf perfectly.

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These are the details of the Broadcom USB that I have,

Version: 0.06
Bus Power (mA): 500
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Broadcom
Product ID: 0x0715
Serial Number: 0016E3B4A811
Vendor ID: 0x1690

is there something that can help me get this running under leapard at all?

THanks

Scott

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My new dell 1490 (with bcm4311 chip, dev id 4312) is working fine in both Tiger and Leopard.

This is because it is supported by the default AppleAirport.kext. You are lucky :D


Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Broadcom
Product ID: 0x0715
Vendor ID: 0x1690

You've just answered your own question: 0x0715 does not belong to the bcm43xx-Family (this would be 0x43__) and can therefore not be supported by this driver.

Anyway: Zephyroth AMD Leopard 10.5.2 supports all bcm43xx-devices out of the box. If you want to get Leopard-support, simply install that release!

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is it possible to add mini pci-e support for bcm4311 ?

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Thanks for the reply,

so do you think that its worth trying to find a driver for this device of mine or is it looking like its not going to happen?

also - my laptop does have wireless device built in but its not an Intel one, when i install Vista I have to go to the SIS website and download a driver called SIS163U Wlan.

do you think that this will work with OSX? I can get it to show up on the system profiler as a USB device but there is no options to be able to activate it as it were?

what do you think?

Thanks

This is because it is supported by the default AppleAirport.kext. You are lucky :D



You've just answered your own question: 0x0715 does not belong to the bcm43xx-Family (this would be 0x43__) and can therefore not be supported by this driver.

Anyway: Zephyroth AMD Leopard 10.5.2 supports all bcm43xx-devices out of the box. If you want to get Leopard-support, simply install that release!



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this works great for me on 10.5.1, but when i update to 10.5.2 it doesn't even recognize that i have a wireless card?

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is it possible to add mini pci-e support for bcm4311 ?


Yes it is possible view my signature and this post (mine).

http://forum.insanel...mp;#entry653495

Saludos.

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I've been using an USB Encore Enwui-G2 to get wifi working, but is not too fast. Is there a way to fix the BCM 4311 problem for Compaq Presario C500? Can someone help me????

thanx

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hi guys,

can you guys help me to support

Broadcom 4321AGN Wi-Fi

thanks!

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hi guys,

can you guys help me to support

Broadcom 4321AGN Wi-Fi

thanks!

Try if it works with the newest version (0.5pre).

mcsmart

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does the 0.5 beta support bcm43xx on leopard?

no matter how i tried to install the 0.5 beta i get the error command not found in the terminal. let me say i tried sudo and draging the file in . i tried sudo ./ and drag the file in . and i tried going to the diractory cd ~/name/home/Desktop . still when doing sudo /bcm43xx_enabler_0.5pre.sh or sudo ./bcm43xx_enabler_0.5pre.sh comman is not found ??????????

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does the 0.5 beta support bcm43xx on leopard?

Yes.

no matter how i tried to install the 0.5 beta i get the error command not found in the terminal.

Again: You need to know where you have downloaded the file. Unzip it and remember the location you have unzipped the file to. Then open a Terminal window, go to the place where the file is located (i.e.: "cd Desktop") and then type "sudo ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh".

If you cannot find the file I guess I can't help you. You should have some basic understanding of POSIX systems (at least shell commands like cd and ls).





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