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


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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:


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























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