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Hey Guys Heres the FIX I got my AG5006 working perfectly.


1) download airport extreme update 04-2007 from apples website.
2) installer will say no supported hardware, cant install.
3) manually extract io80211.kext and new included frameworks from airport update.
4) replace io80211.kext in /system/library/extensions
5) insert provided framworks (directory name is - headers)into /system/library/frameworks/kernel.framework/versions/A/
6) run terminal, type sudo -s
chown -R root:wheel /S*/L*/E*/
chmod -R 755 /S*/L*/E*/
7) open disk utility and repair disk permissions
8) restart and enjoy working WIFI!!!


Direct Download link for Kext and Kext Helper and The header files
http://fileho.com/do...nstall.zip.html

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I warn anyone who clicks on that link it seems a bit phishy...claims to only work with Internet Explorer, certainly did not work with Firefox.

Why in the world someone on this site would post to something that says it requires Internet Explorer is something beyond me.

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This came from another forum post.

http://forum.insanel...showtopic=59115

I will try and upload the file to this post.

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File does no good, only applicable the the Atheros card. The frameworks have zero impact on our issue.

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i've got an atheros card with the same led issue but when i install your kext the system tells me the file is wrong (if i go back to the old one my airport comes back)

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Please keep focusing on Broadcom 4311. Thanks

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i've an acer tm290 with intel 2200bg, my wireless works very fine with driver on google code, but in osx i haven't a software wich that turn on the card. can you help me.


sorry for my easy english, but i'm italian

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Please keep focusing on Broadcom 4311. Thanks


I think we should focus on miniPCI-express. I have tried airport extreme update, upgrade to 10.4.9, upgrade to 10.4.10, but still no success with wireless or ethernet. Both hardware are PCI-express card.

I don't know about tapping or anything, but my kext file is loaded with "loaded unsuccessfully". I think OSX detect my card, but unable to communicate with it. System said "Wakeup!" but no response from wireless card. Its like my wireless card doesn't understand it or talk in different language.

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I've had that happen to me before, it's a problem with the actual kext file and not the wireless. Somewhere along the lines I'm guessing you edited the kext and for whatever reason the operating system can't read it(maybe because a syntax error?). When editing it using the copy/paste to desktop and using textedit, I get that problem every time. If I use terminal to edit it, I never get that error. But then again, that's just my limited experience speaking lo xD

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Confirmed!!
The "tape technic" on 20 pin works 100%.
I have just lost my switch kill hardware button...but i don't care at all. ;)

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That's been confirmed for a long time, but it doesn't make the damn thing work :(

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Confirmed!!
The "tape technic" on 20 pin works 100%.
I have just lost my switch kill hardware button...but i don't care at all. :(


Can you post the picture of your card here? Thanks. I want to compare it to my card.

EDIT: From your post, I assume your card is working after you do the tape part.

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So taping pin 20 will make the internal wifi work? Like some pictures too!

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;) FavleX and errandwolfe - Mind opening up PAINT and point at where PIN 20 is?

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@teamster// you can find an illustrated pic at post#4 on previous page. i am not sure if it works or not, though.
would you post your result after giving it a try?

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:) FavleX and errandwolfe - Mind opening up PAINT and point at where PIN 20 is?


It's the one on the opposite side of the one in red (if you flip the card over. there's a pin labeled 18, it's right beside it). sorry don't have a cam on hand to take a picture of the back side.

By the way, tried the fix. Works in Windows, i.e. the switch on my laptop doesn't do anything + LED stays on. In Mac OS, no light, still nothing detected in network prefs or system profiler.
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..sorry friends , I have been away for a while..

The Picture about my WiFi card is the one Teamster posted.

About finding the right pin u are looking for ,when u count them u have to remember to start from the first pin on the left, located on the surface displayed in the Teamster's Photo itself..ok?!
Then first on A side , second on B side ...and so on , just starting from the left.

Hope this helps. :)

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errendwolfe i remember u mentioning that u managed to get past the kp's associated with iopcifamily.kext and ionetworkfamily.kext. if u could say how it would be great. i have a efi working 10.4.11 with vanilla kernel, and i maybe it works better with this set up? but i get the dependency kp's for iopcifamily.kext and ionetworkfamily.kext so i cant get into mac. right now im on the mac with a usb card, dispicable. lol

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Hey guys, just received my Broadcom 4311 card today and installed osx- i came across a strange problem:

On my first boot I was able to get wireless. (but the airport icon shows no connection..) But after the first reboot the connection disappears and it says 'Airport Not Configured'. How strange!

System Info shows OS X recognizes my card- the display shows the card type, locale, firmware version but last and not least the last line says Airport is currently turned off... :)

AirPort Card Information:

Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x7)
Wireless Card Locale: USA
Wireless Card Firmware Version: 4.80.46.0
Current Wireless Network: AirPort is currently turned off


I tried changing the networkpinfo by replacing en0 with en1 in text editor. But the system changes back to en0 after reboot. I am pretty new to this, what should I do to make this work? Do I need to repair permission after editng the netowrkpinfo file?

Hopefully I can hear from you guys soon! btw I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop.

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we seriously need a dev on this. anyone with acer 5570 5570z 3680 5580 that has mini pci-e working please post!!!!





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