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Look closer at the wiki. It is telling you the Manufacturer of the card and the model number. The comments section gives you a clue as to what it takes to make it work.

 

The only chipsets I see are in parentheses or in the comments section. Most don't even mention the chipset.

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Oh man, this really sucks.

 

I have WPC54GS, but only WPC54G is compatiable. Is there any chance that WPC54GS would work the same as WPC54G since they are basically the same card?

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A quick SEARCH of the board reveals that some people have had success.

 

First you need to determine the Device ID of your card. Go to System Profiler in the Utilities folder. Click on PCI cards on the left and find your wireless card on the right. Note the last 4 characters of the Device ID.

 

Then follow this:

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=23684

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Thank you very much, Rammjet.

 

And to think, I have had OS X on my Toshiba for about 7 months now with no internet. :)

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Actually, you your self said it was only for PCI cards, the big desktop ones. I have a PCIMA card.

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I said I think it is only for PCI cards. A PCMCIA card is a special PCI card and calls the PCI drivers, so the proposed fix might work.

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I tried it, but it does not even power on. Could it be that the earlier Wireless-G with Speed Booster cards do not use the correct chipset?

 

I also have an old Wireless B (WPC11 v4) if that has any chance of working.

 

Also, all I had to do was look under network config, and my device would be listed there as airport or something, right? Or was I looking in the wrong place? :)

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It should show up as Airport in the Network system preference and a baseball diamond shape should show up in the menu bar near the volume and time.

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So I guess there is no chance for me to get this to work? Or will they work with later versions? (I am using deadmoo's image as the install DVDs don't work for me)

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Here is what someone with 10.4.1 did:

 

with my Linksys WPC54GS back in 10.4.1, heres what I did...

 

Firstoff, I changed my IO80211Family.kext with the one I had on my OS X install DVD (I thoroughly screwed mine over by playing with it too much).

 

Second (and most importantly), I went into the AppleAirPort2.kext and added my device ID into the Info.plist.

 

After repairing permissions, I was back in business. Hope this works for you

 

You can leave the IO80211Family.kext alone, the extra entry won't hurt it. But if you did the en0 > en1 trick, you might want to reverse that.

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yeah, I read that, but because I don't know what he changed, and what my device ID is, it is of no use. :)

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Anyway I can update it without reinstall DVDs?

 

If you mean update to another version of OSX, if you can't use an install DVD, you'll probably have to go the VMware route.

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yeah, I read that, but because I don't know what he changed, and what my device ID is, it is of no use. :)

 

Then without the Device ID, you didn't really do anything useful with patch anyway.

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What do you mean? I did not patch because I did not have the device ID because it did not show up. Anyway to make it showup?

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A while back, you said "I tried it, but it didn't power up..." You didn't say until later that you couldn't find the Device ID and thus didn't really "try it". If you have Windows available, but the card in and go to Device Manager, find the card, click on Properties and then click on the Details tab to get the Vendor ID and the Device ID.

 

To install with VMware, go here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=11314

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I have VMware up and running. I'll take a look at the link

 

And what I ment by tried it is that I thought when I put it in, it would appear as an Airport card

 

OK, I found it in Device manager, but that device ID is long... I am guessing it is 4320?

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