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driver for D-Link DWG520 (atheros)

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Hello all,


I did a succesful install of osx86 for the first time, and (almost) everything works cool.

Except for my wireless card which I can't get to work: it's a D-Link DWL-AG520 (which has an Atheros chipset).


The device shows up in "dmesg", saying this:

AirPort_Athr5424: Ethernet address 00:0d:88:c8:d8:a2


In the system profiler, I found this message:


systemprofiler => software => extensions




Version: 1.0

Last Modified: 2/2/06 8:30 AM

Get Info String: 1.0, Copyright © 2006 Apple Computer, Inc., All Rights Reserved

Location: /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortAtheros5424.kext

kext Version: 100.21

Load Address: 0x27ed9000

Valid: Yes

Authentic: Yes

Dependencies: Incomplete

Dependency Errors:

com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family: No valid version of this dependency can be found

com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily: No valid version of this dependency can be found

Integrity: Kext has no receipt


Is it a known issue that AirPortAtheros5424.kext will not work, or is there a way to satisfy the dependency errors?

Any workarounds at all?


TIA, Kuba


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try doing a permissions repair in terminal:

sudo -s (press enter)

enter your password (press enter)

chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions (press enter)

chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions (press enter)

quit terminal. reboot.


if that dosent work try this:

goto /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist

open in textedit and change :


<key>BSD Name</key>

<string>en0</string> <---change to <string>en1</string>


and change :



<integer>0</integer> <---change to <integer>1</integer>


save info.plist to desktop. erase the one in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ then drag back into /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/

now authenticate and reboot.


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Thank YOU very much, SIR!

Your second suggestion works fine.

To my suprise it is even a 11G connection: I didn't expect that in a FreeBSD environment.


Now see if I can find some software to show the status of the connection; it's definately not in the driver itself.

Have a nice day.


Solaris Bob.

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