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[How To] Solutions for Wireless Problems

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Thus, are we being patient in vain? Will it be 1 month or one freakin year? Though the Sigmatel 9200 had a happy ending!


I'm about to swap the 3945 out. What is the best g or n unit that has won't drain the battery, is a solid connector- and is available via the local computer shop?



Relax dude... when we start paying these guys whe'll have a right to give them attitude, there is evidence of progress, I think it's just a matter of time.


If you can just swap-out your 3945, think yourself lucky, mine's soldered to the Laptops mainboard.


By-the-way... is anyone else using an Acer Aspire 9520? or something similar? Any ideas on getting the Bluetooth and WLAN buttons to work?

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I REALLY NEED HELP...i have an acer aspire 3610 with os x on it.....runs great, but no audio and my wifi wont work......


i downloaded and installed iwi2200 for my chip, but idk what to do from here.


i do have a folder for everything, btu idk what anything does

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Can anybody please help me


I Bought an linksys wireless-n pci card. It has the chipset from Atheros ar5008 (ar5416).

Anybody knows an working kext/driver for it to work as Airport (Extreme)

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as an advice...dont use the 3945 driver....i used it on my DELL XPS m1210 w/ XxX_10.4.10 Mac OS X...and the system crashed...i had to re install....;) not untill any new updates

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Well after more than a year, I decided to get an Atheros. I put an wanted add on Craigslist and after a couple weeks a responce came in. Well I bought it, 2 screws and it was in, fired her up installed the OS and worked natively. 'couldn't be happier no more Windows/no more Linux. Partitions and the compexity ALL GONE. Vista crashed within 3 boots of a new install (likely Skype)

Therer's is something to say about one focus and simplicity. $45 well spent and life is too short for some waits. Good luck with the Intel, really.


Atheros AR5006EX (As printed on card AR5BXB6)

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Can someone help me get my wireless running...

I have a Toshiba Satellite A 135-4407 Laptop. I looked on Toshiba's website for the audio and wireless information because I have no sound and no wireless. I am running OS X 10.4.8. On the website it says that the wireless is an Atheros® 802.11b/g wireless-LAN. I tried this tutorial to get it working and everything worked as should until the end. Nothing came up saying a new connection found. HELP so i can go onto fixing audio haha.

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I have a Netgear MA311 wireless PCI card with a Prism 2.5 chipset. I had this card working with a previous install of 10.4.8 but I have reinstalled and I can no longer find the kext for this card/chipset. Any help??


EDIT: was a 2.5 not a 2

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Anybody have or have any experiece with the new AR5008 11n mini pci-e? Hopefully the card works...


so... i just got the card from ebay and its working so far without any modifications on my asus w3j running leopard 10.5.1 efi.

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Ralink chipset wifi work around


I have managed to get around the "no device" problem of Ralink wifi adaptors.


I only use the driver provided on the Ralink site. After installation, I use DiskUtility to verfiy and repair permission of the OSX drive. Shut down and restart the computer.


As the computer starts, hold down F8 key. OSX will give you a boot option menu with the last line as BOOT:


Type in -f and hit enter.


After OSX has started, either start the Ralink wifi program manually or have it start at startup. I keep mine in the Dock and have it start at logon.


Be patient and wait. Hopefull you won't get the "no device" message. After about 20 seconds site survey will show the AP's around and the message will go from disconnected to connected.


I have made it work on the following:


Desk top with Asrock 775IG65 MB with Xterasys XN-3135G wifi dongle.


Everex SA2052T laptop with built in wifi.


By the way the SA2052T seems very OSX friendly. I install the JaS 10.4.8 then install the GMA950 package on the DVD.


Video works with QE and CI at 1280x800. No sound. I use a creative Xmod. Built in wifi works with my workaround. DVD works and play DVD movies with no sound.


LAN works. Didn't check modem since I don't use them.


Good luck.

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Primary Broadcom chipset based.


I wonder why you would recommand Broadcom? I have tried and tried but I can't get the Broadcom 4311 to work.

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- Boradcom cards are used on Real Macs, but also Atheros on the lastests models.


- Dell true mobile cards are Broadcom based and those are reported as working like Airports.


- There are more kexts fro broadcom than other.


Ralinks PCI card don't have a working driver, USB ones has but reception is awful, Zydas (USB) has good reception but does not works as Airport.



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Hi macgirl, do you know if i can change mi intel 3945 for a broadcom card and what card should i use? i have and hp dv6275us.


Sorry for the bad english and thanks in advanced

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There is guide in Hardware section to change WiFi card on HP laptops, since those laptops prevents "other" hardware than HP it need a patch, look there.

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This is another solution not free though

If someone could download the free trial and crack it!!!!!!!!!





List of known compatible wireless networking cards*

Atheros XR Extended Range Compatible**


Manufacturer Model Form Factor Technology

3Com 3CRDAG675 PCI 802.11a/b/g

Airlink 101 AWLH4030 PCI 802.11b/g

Alfa AWPC006G CardBus 802.11g

Alfa AWPCI6G PCI 802.11g

AT&T 67000G CardBus 802.11g

Aztech WL830PC Cardbus 802.11b/g

Belkin F6D3010 Cardbus 802.11a/g

Belkin F6D3000 PCI 802.11a/g

Buffalo WLI-CB-AG54L Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Cisco Systems Cisco Aironet Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Cisco Systems Cisco Aironet PCI 802.11a/b/g

Contec FLEXLAN FX-DS540-PCD Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Contec FLEXLAN FX-DS540-PCC2 Cardbus 802.11a

Corega CG-WLCB54AG Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Corega CG-WLPCI54AG PCI 802.11a/b/g

D-Link AirPro DWL-AB650 Cardbus 802.11a/b

D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650 Cardbus 802.11b/g

D-Link AirPremier DWL-AG660 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

D-Link AirPro DWL-A650 Cardbus 802.11a

D-Link AirPlus DWL-G520 PCI 802.11b/g

D-Link AirPremier DWL-AG530 PCI 802.11a/b/g

Elecom LD-WL54G/CB Cardbus 802.11b/g

Elecom LD-WL54AG/CB Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Elecom LD-WL54/CB Cardbus 802.11a

Elecom LD-WL5411A/B PCI 802.11a/b/g

Enterasys Networks RBTBG-AW Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Enterasys Networks RBTBFAX Cardbus 802.11a

EUSSO GL2454-01 CardBus 802.11b/g

EUSSO GL2454-VP PCI 802.11b/g

Fujitsu FMV-JW481 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Fujitsu FMV-JW481 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Fujitsu CONECT2AIR E5454 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Fujitsu Connect2Air WLAN E5454/CB Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

IBM 31P9101 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Icom WAVEMASTER SL-5200 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

I-O Data WN-AG/CB2 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

I-O Data WN-A54/CB Cardbus 802.11a

I-O Data WN-AB/CB Cardbus 802.11a/b

I-O Data WN-AG/CB Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

I-O Data WN-AG/PCI PCI 802.11a/b/g

JAHT JWN-5108PCI PCI 802.11a/b/g

JAHT JWN-5108P CardBus 802.11b/g

KCORP ICT Limited KLG-520: 108G+ Cardbus 802.11b/g

KCORP ICT Limited KLG-530: 108G+ PCI 802.11b/g

LANCOM Systems AirLancer MC-54ab 802.11a/b

LANCOM Systems AirLancer MC-54ag 802.11a/g

LANCOM Systems AirLancer MC-54g 802.11g

LANCOM Systems AirLancer PCI-54ag PCI 802.11a/g

Linksys WPC55AG Cardbus 802.11a/g

Linksys WPC51AB Cardbus 802.11a/b

Linksys WMP55AG PCI 802.11a/g

Logitec Corp. LWN-A54ACB Cardbus 802.11a/b

NEC Aterm PA-WL/54AC Cardbus 802.11a

NEC Aterm PA-WL/54AG Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Netgear WG511U Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Netgear WG511T Cardbus 802.11b/g**

Netgear WAG511 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Netgear WPN511 Cardbus 802.11b/g**

Netgear WAB501 Cardbus 802.11a/b

Netgear WPN311 PCI 802.11b/g

Netgear WAG311 PCI 802.11a/b/g

Netgear WG311T PCI 802.11b/g

Nortel Networks WLAN Mobile Adapter 2201 Cardbus 802.11a/b

Nortel Networks WLAN Mobile Adapter 2202 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

OMRON LT54CWAG Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

PCD Global U10H014.00 Cardbus 802.11b/g

Planex Communications Inc. GW-NS54AG Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Planex Communications Inc. GW-NS540a Cardbus 802.11a

Planex Communications Inc. GW-NS54SG Cardbus 802.11b/g

Procomp PW-8810AS Cardbus 802.11a/g

Procomp PW-8610AS Cardbus 802.11b/g

Proxim 8481JP Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Proxim 8470WD Cardbus 802.11b/g

Proxim Orinoco 802.11a/b/g Cardbus 802.11a/b

Proxim 8660JP Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Proxim 8660WD Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Proxim 8471WD Cardbus 802.11b/g

Proxim 11a/b/g Gold Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Proxim 8480JP Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Proxim 8481WD Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Proxim 8482WD PCI 802.11a/b/g

Proxim 8482JP PCI 802.11a/b/g

Samsung SWL-5200N Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Senao SL-5054CB Aries Cardbus 802.11a

Senao SL-5054CB Pisces Cardbus 802.11a/b

SMC SMC2536W-AG Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

SMC SMC2336W-AG Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

SMC SMC2735W Cardbus 802.11a

SMC SMC2512W-AG PCI 802.11a/b/g

Sony PCWA-C700 VAIO® Cardbus 802.11a/b

Sony PCWA-C800S Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

Sony PCWA-C300S VAIO® Cardbus 802.11b/g

TDK WN-GCB03 Cardbus 802.11b/g

TDK WN-DCB03 Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

TP-LINK TL-WN610G Cardbus 802.11b/g**

TP-LINK TL-WN650G PCI 802.11b/g**

TP-LINK TL-WN550G PCI 802.11b/g

TRENDware International, Inc. TEW-501PC Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

TRENDware International, Inc. TEW-441PC Cardbus 802.11b/g**

TRENDware International, Inc. TEW-443PI PCI 802.11b/g**

TRENDware International, Inc. TEW-503PI PCI 802.11a/b/g

Unex Technology Corp. MR054ag Cardbus 802.11a/b/g

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i've got a linksys wmp54g v 4.1 with a ralink rt2561 chipset, could anyone help me with what driver if any works and a step by step instruction on how to install it



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I have a D-Link DWL-G122 Rev. c USB Wireless lan stick.


I tried the offical drivers and another from ralink.

I have no Airport Station, how can I search my network? All i try doesn't work.



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