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Getting Atheros AR5005G to work on OS 10.5.x and others


jeffturner24
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I have seen too many forums on how to do this, and there IS an easier way.

 

Download this .kext and install it with KextHelper:

.kext: http://matthieu.yiptong.ca/wp-content/uplo...amily.kext_.zip

KextHelper: http://cheetha.net/

 

Try kextloading IO80211Family.kext, go to network settings and try connecting, if it doesnt work, try this:

 

Go to:

/System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/Plugins/AirportAtheros5424.kext/Contents

Open up info.plist, and scroll down till you see

<string>pci106b,0086</string>

<string>pci106b,1c</string>

<string>pci168c,1c</string>

<string>pci168c,1014</string>

<string>pci168c,13</string>

<string>pci168c,14</string>

<string>pci168c,15</string>

<string>pci168c,16</string>

<string>pci168c,17</string>

<string>pci168c,18</string>

<string>pci168c,19</string>

<string>pci168c,1a</string>

<string>pci168c,1b</string>

<string>pci168c,1c</string>

<string>pci168c,52</string>

<string>pci168c,55</string>

<string>pci168c,57</string>

<string>pci168c,58</string>

<string>pci168c,58a</string>

<string>pci168c,86</string>

<string>pci168c,87</string>

 

Delete them all and add <string>pci144f,7094</string>

<string>pci168c,1a</string>

 

(for AR5005G only, use the Ubuntu Live DVD to find your cards)

 

Now try kextloading IO80211Family.kext, it should work.

 

 

 

To kextload a .kext, go to Terminal, type

sudo -s
cd /System/Library/Extensions
kextload IO80211Family.kext

 

 

 

The only problem I have had is connecting to WPA encrypted networks, if anyone knows a fix, please post here or message me.

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