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not working on my Dell D600. I have some Broadcom. Don't know exaclty which model.

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Ive got just this question that.. If i get a BCM 4306 replace my current 2100 card. Will the secured networks work or will it not let me access them? after ofcourse trying to install all the drivers for the 4306. I know it is going to be tough.

Thanks.

Have the card rebranded and use the apple drivers then everything works.

I had no issues with WPA/WPA2 and a gigabit Airport base so I see no reason why you would.

Under WEP I had to have the router set up with the #1 key as default, making it any other didn't seem to work with any cards (not even real apple laptops).

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Have the card rebranded and use the apple drivers then everything works.

I had no issues with WPA/WPA2 and a gigabit Airport base so I see no reason why you would.

Under WEP I had to have the router set up with the #1 key as default, making it any other didn't seem to work with any cards (not even real apple laptops).


thnx a lot..i'll surely try it out :)
thnx again :D

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I have a problem with a PCMCIA card...
it is not recognized asairport after a resume from sleep...
it is not a problem of PCMCIA because it is recognized as PCMCIA exactly the same... but it says "no airport is installed"
any ideas? is there some kext that I can try to unload and reload?

thanks in advance

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Para os brasileiros!!!!

Broadcom BCM4318
Acer aspire 3623 NWXMI

FUNCIONOU PERFEITAMENTE!

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Added 4325 and it worked great!

Thanks again!!!

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4315, Broadcom BCM4315 802.11 h+d , hardware ID : PCI\VEN_14E4&4315&SUBSYS_000B1028&REV_01

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4311, not tested yet. will this work with leopard?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Running Kalyway 10.5.2 with a Broadcom Dev ID 4315 that I cannot get to work. I have tried running the Broadcom enabler script, I have tried Editing the NetworkInterfaces.Plist. I have tried The Cardbus/PCMCIA Card kexts located here http://forum.insanel...o...c=81036&hl=

No matter what I do I get nothing at all with this network card. No errors, OSX does not detect it at all. What am I doing wrong?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Running Kalyway 10.5.2 with a Broadcom Dev ID 4315 that I cannot get to work. I have tried running the Broadcom enabler script, I have tried Editing the NetworkInterfaces.Plist. I have tried The Cardbus/PCMCIA Card kexts located here http://forum.insanel...o...c=81036&hl=

No matter what I do I get nothing at all with this network card. No errors, OSX does not detect it at all. What am I doing wrong?

Apple does not have a driver for the bcm4315, the Cardbus / PCMCIA drivers are for just that, Cardbus and PCMCIA cards but even these devices need to have the correct ID's to work properly in OS X.

Does your Dell use miniPCI or miniPCIe cards???

Does your Dell white-list the wireless adapters like some of the HP's and IBM's??

If not you can pick up a bcm4306. bcm4309, bcm4318 or bcm4321 card, rebrand the card with apple ID's and you should be golden.

Myself in miniPCI I favor the Dell DW1450 and DW1470 cards because they support 802.11a/b/g and are more like the real apple cards.

bcm4301, bcm4311 and bcm4315 adapters require very unique drivers and these cards are OEM only adapters and are not likely to get any kind of stability or reliability in OS X even if you managed to get it working.

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I found out it is a PCIe card How do I know this though?

Does your Dell white-list the wireless adapters like some of the HP's and IBM's??


And how do you

...rebrand the card with apple ID's and you should be golden.


The card shows up in vista as Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card

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Hello, i have searched forums for 4 days and i still cannot get my 4311 broadcom card on my Hp Dv5000 to work, the computer recognizes it under locations in system profiler. But the airport icon says "No Airport card installed". I ran the enabler script and tried to find my wireless card in my laptop but it is not visible through the ram slot and i cannot open the case to get to it, therefore i cannot use the 20th pin method (I have a button on the front of my case to enable/disable wirless). I am running out of ideas and have resorted to asking you guys for assistance. What do you suggest?

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BCM4311 should work well. In your case I could think of a crappy software switch. Check the following things:
  • Is your card enabled in BIOS? Sometimes you have a choice between WLAN disabled/automatic/enabled. In this case, set it to enabled.
  • Boot Linux or Windoze on that machine and enable your card. Now REBOOT into OSX and check if it is working.
  • If that did not help, shutdown the laptop. Disconnect the power cord and remove the battery for a while (~5 minutes). Put the battery back in, plug in the power supply and try to boot into OSX.
If all of these things did not help: get a USB WLAN adaptor :thumbsup_anim:


- mcsmart

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Well im using a Dell 1525 and i beleve we have the same wireless card. i just ran the script and it works fine now. make sure that leapord actually sees an airport before u run it. and also make sure it is turned on.

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Well I have a HP dv5000 laptop and i know where to find the driver for the button to enable and disable my card but its a windows driver is there a way to alter this driver and make it work for OSX

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Cheers mcsmart, Wi Fi working at last.

My PCI card is BCM4306 (0x14E4,0x120F) recognized as an AirPort Extreme.

After installing your fix I ran Airport update & found the card was no longer recognised but I ran your fix again & now its working spot on on. Thanks again. OrbecB - Oh & its Uphuck 10.4.9

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my card works natively but installed this to test and works fine.
Jul 18 21:00:06 localhost kernel[0]: wl0: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11 Wireless Controller

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MCSMART,

I updated my Kalyway 10.5.2 system with the Time Machine and Airport update like you said before installing the Broadcom 43xx package and it bricked :P my system. It just keep rebooting. How can I restore the kernel from the oringinal Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD rather than doing a clean install? Thanks

DAVIM

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It's not bricked. It's only "bricked" if it takes some sort of hardware intervention to fix it. A brick is a useless hunk of rock. As long as you can still re-install or recover your OS then it's definitely not bricked.

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I updated my Kalyway 10.5.2 system up to 10.5.3 with Mysticus C's updater and then used Apple's 10.5.4 updater. Unfortunately, my Broadcom 4329 wireless (Linksys WMP300N PCI board) no longer works. I have tried everything in this thread to get it alive and kicking again, but no dice. The wireless does not show up in the NetworkInterfaces.plist file. It certainly appears I have the AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext setup properly (and in the right location) but at this point I've hit a brick wall as to how to proceed. I posted more information here:

http://forum.insanel...howtopic=116920

I can provide additional information as needed and I appreciate any help and/or insight.

Thanks!

..Al





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