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PCI-E Wireless Card - which one to buy?

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I need to buy a pci-e for a hackintosh, it seems the recomended ones are from atheros and broadcom. But its hard to find those in Portugal. So can i get one from such brands such as TP Link, Asus, D-link, Netgear, SMC, Conceptronic and such? I would also favor any card with no external antennas...

The OS X version will be 10.6.x or 10.7.

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laptop or desktop ?


atheros and broadcom make the chip.. the maker could be any of the names u say.


AR5B91 works nice for my laptop and desktop of friend.

and linux works too.

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It´s for a desktop, im lookin for a pci-e wifi card. So you're saying i need to closely look to the chip in the wifi card Im buying right? And if it uses the AR5B91 im good to go. Guess that's it. Thank you!

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ar5b91 is the laptop model of ar9281 or ar9280 (forgot which) the ar9282 is the ar5bxb92 that one gave me PROBLEMS AW-ne772 with dell laptop (mini pci-express issues bus)


all use the driver for AR928X (generic family name x being 0 or 1 or 2 or 3 or 5 and 7) the ar9285 and 87 is id 2B not originally supported like 2A but driver still works


works in desktop with adapter. http://viewitem.eim....0347457058/item (metal box comes off to put laptop mini adapter in it)

with a laptop adapter http://search.eim.eb...=3&eb=Pesquisar


(notice the atheros some have missing pins.. try to get full pins none missing type especialy if its an hp or toshiba laptop but desktop should be ok)


or bcm94321mc http://search.eim.eb...=3&eb=Pesquisar


on atheros they use 2 different names for same chip usually.. not in broadcoms like bcm94321mc is the chip short name.

atheros AR5009 aka AR9280


atheros hp model premade HP 502299-001 WPEA-113n

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there is no kext install needed. .supported by 10.6.3+.


iatkraps likely has an issue or your smbios.plist is wrong or missing.

or iopcifamilly issues (look into eureka or slice iopcifamilly)

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