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About reddragon105

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  1. I've got SL 10.6.8 installed, dual booting with Win7, on both my laptop and desktop. When I first set up my Hackintoshes, neither of my wireless cards worked with Mac OS. I had a Linksys WUSB300N USB adapter in my desktop, which doesn't work in Mac OS at all, but I was also having trouble with it in Win7 (not reconnecting if the computer woke from sleep) so I replaced it with a Broadcom BCM94321MC mini-PCIe wireless N adapter in a PCI Express adapter. That card works brilliantly in both Win7 and SL. That's my desktop sorted - now for my laptop. I've got a HP DV7 with a BCM943225HMP1A half-size mini-PCIe wireless N card in it and I can't get that to work with Mac OS at all. I've tried all sorts of different drivers, kexts, workarounds, etc. and got nowhere. The other day I tried the full size mini-PCIe card from my desktop in the laptop and it worked in Mac OS right out of the box - detected as a Airport card, connected to my WEP-secured network and allowed me to browse the internet just fine. I had to flash the BIOS with a custom version that had the whitelist check removed, but that was straightforward enough for me - the only problem is, a full size mini-PCIe card does not fit in my laptop properly. There's only really room for a half-size card, as it's under the primary hard drive bay and with a full size card in there the hard drive won't lie flat and the card won't screw down properly. So, long story short, I'm looking for a half-size mini-PCIe wireless N network adapter that will work OOTB in my laptop the way my desktop one does. It doesn't have to have Bluetooth, as my laptop has separate Bluetooth. I've been looking at other Broadcom cards, but when searching for the chipsets on this site I've seen mixed answers as to whether they work or not. Does anyone have any recommendations? If you have a half-size mini-PCI wireless N adapter that works in SL, please let me know what make/model it is and how you got it working, if you had to do anything. Alternatively, if you have a BCM943225HMP1A and managed to get it working, please let me know how!
  2. I have the same card in my HP DV7 3110EA. I've only recently got into the Hackintosh scene and have spent the last two months reading up on it all and now have Mac OS 10.6.8 running really well on both my desktop and laptop and the only thing that isn't working is my Broadcom 43225. I've tried a few different solutions but nothing has worked so far. It's frustrating that so many Broadcom chipsets are supported but it looks like this one isn't. I've tried shopping around for another WLAN adapter, but it's hard to find a good replacement - this one is a half-size mini PCIe wireless-N adapter with Bluetooth (at least I think the Bluetooth is integrated) and there aren't many others with all of that. So is it possible to get this working or, if not, can someone recommend a suitable replacement?
  3. I have just tried this on a DV7-3110EA with an Intel i7 720QM CPU and it hasn't worked for me - I still need to use cpus=1 to boot. I tried the 32bit one first, then tried the 64bit kernel. Maybe I don't know how to set it to 64bit properly, but I changed the architecture in com.apple.boot.plist to x86_64 and then it required cpus=1 arch=i386 to boot, so I went back to the 32bit kernel. Any help?
  4. [GUIDE] HP DV7, Windows 7 and Snow Leopard

    I hope someone can help me - I have a HP DV7-3110EA laptop and am trying to get Mac OS X working correctly on it. I have followed a variety of tutorials, most recently using the one in this thread. I can successfully install Mac OS 10.6 using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or MBCD and a retail Snow Leopard DVD. I've found [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] is slightly better for my laptop because it allows me to use my laptop's trackpad during installation - if I use MBCD I need to use a USB mouse to install. With either boot disk I've found I need to use the '-x -v CPUS=1' command to install, simply using 'CPUS=1' does not work. The bit I'm stuck at is post-installation. I'm having trouble installing drivers/kexts to get anything to work that doesn't already work out of the box. I also seem to be unable to fix my bootloader to load from HD (a boot disk and '-x -v CPUS=1' is required every time). I have followed the post-installation section of this tutorial to the letter, but after updating to 10.6.4 and restarting, Mac OS X will not boot from hard drive and still requires the boot disk and safe mode. I've tried various versions of Chameleon and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] with both 10.6.4 and 10.6.6 (following various tutorials for DV7s) with no luck. Any suggestions?