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About dirttrakker

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  1. ASUS U46E Wi-Fi help

    Good find, thank you for the link. That gives me some options to possibly purchase a working card and switch it out... I do know that this wifi card that I have: 14e4:4315 does work in 10.6.8 and lion... I have tried adding that dev ID and vendor ID into the IO80211Family.kext, and it did something because it added another Ethernet connection under the network list.
  2. ASUS U46E Wi-Fi help

    Hi everyone, I'm having some trouble getting my Wi-Fi to work on my ASUS U46E laptop. I successfully installed Mountain Lion from one of the guides on this forum. It starts, reboots, shuts off, etc all fine. The Wi-Fi card that I have in there is a Broadcom BCM94312HMG. From my understanding and research, this: http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=3213&page=2 should be the correct kext, no? I have tried everything I can think of...My ML installation doesn't seem to have any network preferences at all to be honest. No Airport, firewire, ethernet, wi-fi, etc. When I go to System Preferences, Network, when I click the "+" button, nothing happens. And all that show's up in the interfaces is PPOE, v6 to v6 (or something like that) and some other vpn thing I believe. When I go to "Assist me", and follow along in there, it tells me that my WIFI is turned off, and then says to click OK to turn on, but nothing happens. FN+F2 is my WIFI switch, and that doesn't seem to make any difference also. The FN+xx keys do work, as the brightness, sleep, etc does what it's supposed to. Thanks for any help....but I'm getting the feeling there is something else higher up causing the issue. Is it because when I installed ML and going through the installation steps, I chose "This computer does not connect to the internet", the WIFI radio button was greyed out and disabled, and when I chose ethernet, it would go to the next screen where I could choose DHCP, and then when I clicked next, it would go straight back to the first step of the installer screen..could not get passed it without choosing "this computer does not connect to the internet". Thanks!
  3. I've tried searching and re-searching as much as I could for the hardware that I have to see if I'm capable of installing osx onto my machine. Here's what I have... Intel Core i7 2600k (Sandy Bridge, Socket 1155 LGA) ASUS Maximus IV Extreme 16GB DDR3 G.Skill RAM (4x4gb) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 500gb HDD BIOS INFO: American Megatrends Inc. 3208 4/13/2012 v.2.6 I have some experience with osx86 builds...I had an AMD machine, it was a while back though...but think it was a combination of #####, -- PIRATED OS h --s 10.6 iso, and a bunch of flags to get it to boot...anyways, thanks for any and all help. It's much appreciated.
  4. The good ole Asus G73JH

    Hello insanelymac forums! This is my first post, but have been reading for months and months and finally took the blue pill, err red pill. whichever one I have the Asus G73JH-RBBX05 notebook. (If you are familiar, it is the Best Buy version, but mine is upgraded) Core i7-720QM (Best Buy standard) 1GB GDDR5 ATI Mobility Radeon HD5870 (Best Buy standard) (2) 500GB Seagate Momentus 7200.4 HDD's (upgraded) 16GB Patriot DDR3 1600Mhz RAM (upgraded from 6GB) I am also using Hazards 10.6.2 distro. (I know I know...os x retail os x retail....just didn't have the time to drive out 35 miles to the nearest apple retail store. That's the main part of it... I have followed numerous guides to get OS X up and running on this thing, and if it's one thing I've learned, is that its patience. I could not get any version of i boot to even boot. Just stuck on a blinking cursor on a black screen. Even tried different DVD player, and different settings in BIOS, but nothing was working. I finally got to boot into the installation screen by using Legacy Empire EFI, and booting with boot flags: cpus=1 busratio=28 maxmem=4096 -v It booted, didn't get the dreaded ACPI kernel panic, and installation started! After booting into 10.6.2, barely anything worked...the trackpad, usb's, keyboard, and 1024x768 resolution was about it. I followed a guide to update straight to 10.6.8. Deleted SleepEnabler.kext Copied 4 kext files to my desktop: AppleACPIPlatform.kext, IOPCIFamily.kext, IOUSBFamily.kext, IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext Downloaded 10.6.8 combo update through apples site and installed Downloaded 10.6.8 legacy kernel from somewhere, and installed it, Then used kexthelper.app (search google) and dropped those 4 kext files from my desktop and put in my password and clicked install. I then rebooted. Well, at startup, I got a Kernel Panic for CPU Halted something or rather. Did some more research, and found out by booting with boot flags: arch=i386 -force64 cleared that right up! Booting into 10.6.8 was a success, and I have full resolution, WIFI works after finding a kext for my atheros card, and I don't seem to have any problems whatsoever with the 802.11n, remembering location, etc. everything works flawlessly. Webcam works with photobooth, card reader, hdmi out, the whole thing. Only thing I do miss is my backlit keyboard Although I see some people have gotten it to work with some kexts, but I haven't tried it yet. OS X seems to recognize my 5870 card, and my 16GB of ram also... Does anyone have any experience with this laptop? I am able to use it fully like a native machine. Installing software from the App Store, using my iPhone with iTunes, etc is all good! Anyone have any luck with the trackpad (touchpad) and multi touch gestures, or even scroll wheel on right side of touchpad? I use a mouse regularly... but every once in awhile the pad is good. Has anyone updated to Lion? Is there an advantage?? It's not like I am doing development or anything, just an end-user and a fan of Apple products. I know buy a macbook pro right? No one can beat my pieced together, bough off craigslist and repaired Asus G73JH for 500 bucks plus my 2nd HDD and extra ram! I have purchased an OS X retail DVD for those that hate...I will put it to good use somewhere somehow. Maybe on another machine