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here goes, I'll try to attach the files from sej111 as an upload.
good luck...

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here goes, I'll try to attach the files from sej111 as an upload.
good luck...


Thanks mate! Will test as soon as I get home.

Cheers,
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Hi,

Well, it is not going too well...

I am running 10.4.8 Jas sse2/sse3 on a dell e1405 laptop with an Atheros 5006x card. I applied the directions suggested in your post, no go. I then edited the Info.plist file for the "AirportAtheros.kext" to explicitly include the pci device ID for my card

entry line: <string>pci168c,1b</string>

Still after changing permissions and ownership and reboot, ifconfig shows the card is not recognized. While it is tempting for me to think I did everything right and the airport extreme update applied just wont recongnize my card, the results of others suggest the 5006X can be recognized...so i am doing something wrong here :D ??

One thing I noticed and perhaps it is just a traditional usage issue, but the names of the kext directories I navigated to were not as reported in the original post, i.e. no "io80211.kext" exists in the sys/lib/ext directory, its called IO80211family.kext, and the relevant kext for the card is called "AirPortAtheros.kext", in the plugins directory of the IO80211family kext. Maybe I found the wrong kext??

Also, I did put the headers folder into sys/lib/framework.... location as directed.

I scanned around to try and figure this out, but havent had much luck..in the meantime I will try and do the install again...and work on sound :D

Thanks for any suggestions!

DG




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!!!

**optional**
you may have to insert your Device ID into io80211.kext/atheros.kext

LET ME KNOW IF THIS WORKS FOR ALL OF YOU?



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You need to do a kext edit of AirPortAtheros and include your product_id, subsys_vendor_id, vendor_id and subsys_product

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Hmmmm .....

No go on my D620 with this instrutions. I've got the Gigabyte Card with the 5006EG chipset.

Any Idea ?

Best regards

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Hmmmm .....

No go on my D620 with this instrutions. I've got the Gigabyte Card with the 5006EG chipset.

Any Idea ?

Best regards

McBlack


No go for me either. My laptop: Toshiba Satellite P100.

Please Toshiba, allow us to use anything other than Windows. :blowup:

Cheers,
Mik

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Still unable to get my Atheros AR5007EG (AR5BXB63 chipset) to work.
This is output at dmesg after reboot:-
start [/SourceCache/AirPortDriverAtheros5424/AirPortDriverAtheros5424-235.9.3/src/driver/AtherosController.cpp:480] loaded unsuccessfully

Does anybody know what this error mean? Thank you. :)


I have a AR5006X pci-e on 10.4.9 (Acer 3680)

I also get that error on the same line of '480', but not only that but this kext update/header install seems to have messed up my UI/permissions. After reboot I no longer was logged into my usual desktop. It became the OSX default one instead. And when I try to create folders on the desktop i get permission errors and the whole UI crashes and reloads (dock/apple bar disappears and then reappears) and changes to the dock are not saved.

I tried running in -x. and checked out -v too and it didn't seem like anything else was wrong. I fixed the permissions as noted in this thread. Any ideas as to what i could try to do short of reinstalling OSX?

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[EDIT NOTE] I did a clean install of the uphuck 10.4.9 system and this fix DID NOT work due to the badly damaged network files in the uphuck installer.

I have a couple of thoughts that may or may not help. I had to reload system 10.4.8 using the Jas universal installer because the 10.4.9 Uphuck installer had serious networking problems. If you're running an Uphuck 10.4.9 system, this could easily be your total problem.

A couple of days ago I decided to try a different kernal to improve laptop power management and ended up screwing up my system, so I had to reinstall 10.4.8.

The first time I reloaded, the wireless worked, but it wouldn't automatically connect, I had to select a network every time I booted the computer. Prior to this reload, it had connected automatically.

I remembered I had installed the AirPortExtremeUpdate2007 002 into the first install, BEFORE I found the the 2007 004 kext and header folder fix. When I tried to install this upgrade AFTER installing the 2007 004 fix, the installer wouldn't allow installation. Since I had just reinstalled the system anyway, I erased and reinstalled the system again, this time I installed the 2007 002 update before the 2007 004 fix and the wireless worked perfectly again.

What I'm getting at is: The 2007 002 update may resolve other issues also. It may be possible to use Pacifist to force install the earlier update (you might need to redo the 2007 004 fix afterward).

It's also possible that if you remove the kext and headers folder you installed during the 2007 004 fix, the 2007 002 installer will work for you, but doing it this way might also make matters worse.

If you've been experimenting a lot, it might be wise to just start over with a clean system install, your previous fiddling may be what's now biting you in the butt. for what it's worth this is what works for my Toshiba P205-S6237:

I recommend the instructions at: http://forum.insanel...p;hl=vista boot
if you're dual booting vista (even if you're not).

I Loaded 10.4.8 using these settings:
Printer drivers
Intel CPU
GMA950
10.4.5 login
Boot up, fixed permissions, installed the ethernet driver at:
http://www.necnet.de...0Installer.html
(I had to force the the ethernet to enable by manually addressing, after it started working I had no problem switching to DHCP and all was well.)
NOTE: Get your ethernet working before your wireless, I think if your wireless is at en0 instead of en1, it won't work...I haven't done it the other way around but I suspect it's a really bad idea.
installed the 2007 002 update, fixed permissions, installed the 2007 004 wireless fix, fixed permissions, rebooted.

Then I booted the 10.4.9 uphuck installer, and without erasing the previous install, I used these settings:
DO NOT SELECT Intel CPU or any kernal
DO SELECT:
Drivers:
GMA900 [edit] I went to play a DVD and it was choppy, I loaded this driver and it works properly.
Azalia audio
Power Management Bundle
Core Duo Temp
(I also threw in a few apps, the VLC media player is excellent)

Everything works but waking from sleep (I set sleep to never) and the the built-in camera.

I hope this helps someone.

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I have a AR5006X pci-e on 10.4.9 (Acer 3680)

I also get that error on the same line of '480', but not only that but this kext update/header install seems to have messed up my UI/permissions. After reboot I no longer was logged into my usual desktop. It became the OSX default one instead. And when I try to create folders on the desktop i get permission errors and the whole UI crashes and reloads (dock/apple bar disappears and then reappears) and changes to the dock are not saved.

I tried running in -x. and checked out -v too and it didn't seem like anything else was wrong. I fixed the permissions as noted in this thread. Any ideas as to what i could try to do short of reinstalling OSX?


If you do backup your framework (Headers) and IO80211Family.kext folder, you should able to revert to earlier state. You can accomplished this in single mode (-s), or boot with your OSX installation DVD.
If you don't have backup, I'm afraid you have to reinstall. Just try reinstall on top of your existing OSX without erasing it. Good luck. :)

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WOW! Ive been looking for this...Massive props to you, Finally, I have integrated wifi!!!!
BTW - AR5006X in a Toshiba Satellite A135-4666

Thanks a million

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Still unable to get my Atheros AR5007EG (AR5BXB63 chipset) to work.
This is output at dmesg after reboot:-
start [/SourceCache/AirPortDriverAtheros5424/AirPortDriverAtheros5424-235.9.3/src/driver/AtherosController.cpp:480] loaded unsuccessfully

Does anybody know what this error mean? Thank you. :)


Hi kizwan,

Did you allready solve this problem?

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I've doing this guide, and my Wireless detected as AIRPORT EXTREME (0x168c, 0x0100), but I can't detect any network available in my place...

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Hi kizwan,

Did you allready solve this problem?


No. Unfortunately. My atheros labeled as AR5BXB63 (AR5007EG). Yours? You can check it at the bottom of your laptop or at the card itself.

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I recently got my ar5006x recognised by osx in the system profiler- Airport Extreme (0x168c, 0x425) using this method but it us just showing up as airport being off... Whenever i try to open network preferences it just crashes and clicking on the cone in the menu bar just gives me a airport not configured message. What do i do?

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If you're using the Uphuck 10.4.9 installer, forgrt trying to make this work. VERY BAD installer.

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yeah i did use the uphuck installer... i tried a fresh install without any wireless patches except this time i tried using the ethernet patch for my R8139 and i guess it has nothing to do with the wireless but totally with the uphuck release... this sucks really bad because i couldnt get the Jas 10.4.8 release to boot because im using a serial ata HD... maybe i could do a VM ware install and then apply the nessisary ati/via sata patch what do you think?

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i couldnt get the Jas 10.4.8 release to boot because im using a serial ata HD


Are you saying the system installed then wouldn't boot? If so, the problem could be your partition isn't set to active. I've never had a problem with SATA drives and Jas 10.4.8 Universal installer.

I take that back, I once loaded Jas 10.4.8 on a 320GB Western Digital drive and the system refused to boot OSX from the drive. I put in a 320GB Seagate and it booted perfectly. Both were new drives and I've used Western Digital drives before so I was a bit mystified.

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sorry about that last post i was in a hurry and left it a bit confusing... Upon booting the Jas 10.4.8 DVD i couldnt see any of my hard drives... i have an ati chipset (x200) that isnt very well supported and a ton of peoplehave problems with it but anyways back to my problems- they are gone :)!!!!! I was fiddleing with the network setup wizard and it suddenly enabled the network preferences pane and everything works just awesome- I have sound, Ethernet, WiFi, Can set resolutions(as good as it gets no ci qe for me) in the preferences pane, battery is showing in the menu bar, and both of my T2060's cores are recognised! I have never been happier....

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Is this with the 10.4.9 install? You must have a later version of the Uphuck installer than I do, networking support is almost non-existant on the one I have.

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here goes, I'll try to attach the files from sej111 as an upload.
good luck...


I'm quoting this because I've reported many successes using this with Atheros 5006EG. All you have to do is use the enclosed installer and paste the Kext into it. No need to do a kext edit and import vendor_id or anything





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