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* SOLVED * Atheros 9227 (TP-Link WN851ND) - Not functioning properly...

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As my Belkin FD5001 finally gave up the ghost after 5 years of mackintosh's I decided to replace the wireless card with a low-cost (evidently high-head ache) model. I'd seen good results of several ATHEROS chipset wireless adapters to I acquired a TP-Link WN851. I though I was getting an '-n' model but ended up with a '-ND'.


The difference is actually the chipset.


While I've tried about every AR chipset kext on OSX86.net, I've found nothing to work for me yet.


I've tried different combinations of IO8211 and IONetworkingFamily and can't even remember what was original now. I've fumbled through changing deviceIDs in various places as well nothing seems to work.


Can anyone suggest a good guide to methodically isolating possible problems or can point me to a thread I might not have read that might get me back on the wireless high-road?


Much appreciated.


Here's a screenshot of where I am currently..



Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR (DSDT from Kakewalk 4.1.1)

TP-Link WN851ND


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Well I'll be a monkey's uncle....



I finally got it working. I reverted all the previous changes back to 10.7.3 stock.


Then I tried a IO80211Family that had only a modified AirPortAtheros40.kext and IO80211NetBooter.kext from OSx86.net (http://www.osx86.net...ros_ar9285.html), added pci168c,2d and pci168c,2c the PCI device list. Dumped into Kext Utility, rebooted and now I'm off to the races.


- Airdrop working.

- 300Mbps wireless speed, n/g/b and no hiccups yet.

- WoL not tested.


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