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Intel Wireless 2100, 2200bg, 2915bg, 3945abg, 4965agn


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jalavoui

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This project started here
http://forum.insanel...showtopic=36976

mercurysquad is also working on intel drivers - check it here:
http://projectcampho...rcurysquad.com/

dong as disassembled IO80211 - search for source code of IO80211Controller , IO80211Interface here

pjmiller435 also works on intel cards: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=164237

get iwi's latest files from
http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin/

Please read the FAQ here http://code.google.c...darwin/wiki/FAQ

check for development news in this tread

mac os x 10.5 support exists for iwi2100, iwi2200 , iwi3945 and iwi4965

at this time only iwi2100 and iwi2200 driver works - for mac os x 10.4 and 10.5

to learn how to install and test latest version of iwi drivers read
http://forum.insanel...showtopic=71779

iwi3945/4965
check last release source code in this thread. the drivers need code for associating to networks :(

the drivers aren't stable - to see how it works open console.app -> system.log
if you get errors in system.log like timeouts,fw errors,rf kill,etc try a few reboots
after install goto system preferences -> networks and check if the iwi device is there (en1,etc)
this is important if you use kextload to load the driver
to test the card it must be powered on - use the wirless switch or reboot from windows with the card powered on.
match your log against the linux log to check if the driver is working - compare with attached linux logs
to catch kernel panics boot with flag -v -debug=0x100

To fix PCI pci bus detection, use the files from: http://forum.insanel...o...036&st=500# - this avoids issues of the card appearing switched off. (thanks asstastic)

Developers
you can join the project and help writting code.
i don't have a magic solution to make the drivers work - help by writing some lines of code if you can.
post new releases/source code here so we can discuss it.
get ready to ignore some people comments - we can't please everybody

thanks for helping

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Edited by jalavoui, 11 June 2009 - 12:50 PM.
Hope this is OK, feel free to PM me if I can help


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mac os x 10.5 support exists for iwi3945

Hi Jalavoui, what do you mean. Is there a working solution for 3945 in Leo?

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not for the moment, the card is recognized as an airport device but does not detect networks. Symuc was working on it but his notebook had a 'shower'. There might be a curse on these cards…

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Here's what you can get with the Intel 3945abg using the latest Symuc drivers:

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The card is detected as an Airport one, but no more, you can't use any option.
Symuc, help please :P!
Hope you will release a functional version (juste a little bit functionnal to connect to an access point :) ).

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jalavoui is it possible you to get hands on 4965AGN to make it work in Leopard?
I will pay you for this driver mate !

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jalavoui is it possible you to get hands on 4965AGN to make it work in Leopard?
I will pay you for this driver mate !


no he cannot, unless he gets a laptop with mini pci-e port...


btw jalavoui & team, i really appreciate all the work you have done for the past year and some odd months you have been working on this driver.

hopefully ya'll can get 3945 to work soon enough.

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Hi all 3945 users.
Here is a capture of my screen with weird reports.
System Profiler - it says AirPort is OFF
AirPort Bar Menu - it says On (actually Turn AirPort Off any try to close it was not successfull).
Which is true from the two above?
Anyway the mini PCI-e card was recognized, that's a very big step ahead, and has an ID associated.
No results on test to phisical open (combination Fn+F2), led still closed (meaning INACTIVE, as the System Profiler and Network Utility reports).

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Hope for a functionnal release :).

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i'd like to make a version of iwi2200 for mac os x 10.5
anyone interested?
i think i can make the fixes for it to work since the driver is stable.
i'll need people to build the changes in xcode and post the .dmg here for testing

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I dont get how can the iwi3945 be supported by 10.5 and not work ? :(

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I dont get how can the iwi3945 be supported by 10.5 and not work ? :(

It's supported in the sense that developers (in this case, Symuc) are working on it and have made evident progress. Before this driver, the card was not even detected by osx.

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I dont get how can the iwi3945 be supported by 10.5 and not work ? :D


I think there is a possibility to activate the card from "driver". No possibility yet to make it active from physical switch ( I don't know any solution) even the logs are stating "iwi3945: started"

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Getting it active from the driver does the job. i think everyone wants that basically, then support for the actual switch can come with time. Hope we can get it working fully soon. Thanks to the developers !

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does 3945 work with pin 20 covered with tape?

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Please keep up the great work on the 3945 abg, I really hope a workable solution comes soon! I cant wait for my mac tablet to get internet access!!! I'm using a Fujitsu p1610

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keep up the good work can't wait for wireless in OS X on my acer 5570.

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jalavoui, is the WPA/WPA2 project for 2200BG dead or is it still going?

Thanks,

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I installed the latest 3945 SVN to check it, and it is recognized as an Airport, but I cannot turn it on in Safe Mode (Clicking Turn Airport On does nothing). The Menu bar status shows no card installed. In System Pref advanced tab for the Airport, there is no No Id for my Wireless card, but i can add preferred networks, not that i can connect tho, since its not turned on. I have an onboard 3945 (in my Sony Vaio VGN-FE780G) and not Mini PCIe. I Kernel panic otherwise in regular boot. Safe mode boot takes an extra amount of time. This is great news though! Finally some good progress. Keep at it guys, you rock.


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Hi Jalavoui,

That would be fantastic! I desperately need the 2200 to work on my 10.5.1

Let me know as soon as you have any progress

Thanks
Max

i'd like to make a version of iwi2200 for mac os x 10.5
anyone interested?
i think i can make the fixes for it to work since the driver is stable.
i'll need people to build the changes in xcode and post the .dmg here for testing



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but symuc?? is he lost? :)





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