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FreakyMac

[How-To] Get Broadcom Wireless and Do the Switch Trick on 10.4.8

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Ok Heres the deal, people with Broadcom Wireless (aka Dell Wireless) have been having trouble with getting it to work , or getting it recognize on 10.4.8 and people have been going to thread-to-thread just to find a solution so i decided to make this SIMPLE little tutorial to help all you Broadcom People, Ok lets begin :hysterical:

 

1: Open Terminal (Hard Drive icon -> Applications -> Utilities)

 

2: type this ->

sudo su

 

3: then this ->

cd /System/Library/Extensions

 

4: then ->

cd /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext/Contents/

 

5: then

nano -w Info.plist

 

6: Ok then scroll down until you see:

 

<key>IONameMatch</key>

<array>

<string>pci14e4,4328</string>

<string>pci14e4,4329</string>

<string>pci14e4,432a</string>

<string>pci14e4,4311</string>

<string>pci14e4,4312</string>

<string>pci14e4,4313</string>

<string>pci14e4,4319</string>

<string>pci14e4,431a</string>

 

7: before <string>pci14e4,4319</string> add this: <string>pci14e4,4318</string> (change the 4318 to your ID, Mines is 4318 because i have Dell Wireless 1370)

 

8: then Control X, then Y then hit Enter

 

9: then Do:

sudo reboot

 

10: then you should see a Blank Baseball Feild Icon (airport icon) on the finder bar

 

11: Open up Terminal then type ->

sudo su

 

12: Then ->

cd /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/

 

13: Then ->

nano -w /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist 

 

14: You should See this

 

<key>BSD Name</key>

<string>en0</string>

<key>IOBuiltin</key>

<false/>

<key>IOInterfaceType</key>

<integer>6</integer>

<key>IOInterfaceUnit</key>

<integer>0</integer>

<key>IOLocation</key>

<string></string>

<key>IOMACAddress</key>

<data>

 

15: change that to this:

 

<key>BSD Name</key>

<string>en1</string>

<key>IOBuiltin</key>

<false/>

<key>IOInterfaceType</key>

<integer>6</integer>

<key>IOInterfaceUnit</key>

<integer>1</integer>

<key>IOLocation</key>

<string></string>

<key>IOMACAddress</key>

<data>

16: then Ctrl-X -> Y -> Enter

 

17: Then

sudo reboot

 

18: After Reboot, Click the Airport Icon on the finder bar and click 'Network Preferences' It'll Say

 

Has Found the following Port

 

'Airport'

 

19: Click Ok then click the drop down box that has Show: next to it then click 'Airport' then click Apply Now and then, Click the Airport icon then select your Network and then Your Done

 

Congrats, You have Wireless in 10.4.8 :)

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Hey, great How-to! This worked great on my Belkin F5D7001. The only thing I did differently was delete all the unneeded ID entrys, and replaced them with the two for my card (4306 and 4320). Thanks! ;)

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Heya FreakyMac,

 

Great guide. It worked like a charm. WiFi is going. I'm wondering if there is any way to also enable the regular RJ-45 10/100 connection as well?

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Thanks FreakyMac. I've 10.4.7, Acer Travelmate 2482, and it works wi fi like a charm now! You're great :-)

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Brilliant. I went out and bought a Belkin F5D7001 specifically because I had read this post; followed the instructions and now have a perfect internet connection. Joy. Thanks.

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I have the broadcom 4311, my laptop is a Compaq c306US (c300 series) - I've followed the steps above to the letter (I'm on JaS 10.4.8, Intel) but my wireless refuses to work - the card isn't in System Profiler, and no Airport icon shows up anywhere. Any ideas?

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Hi, i have broadcom BCM94306. In 10.4.7 everything was ok. I switched to 10.4.8 and there was no airport symbol at the menu bar. Ive installed wireless network package from 10.4.7, now i have an airport icon, my mac adress seems to be correct but i cant see any networks, the airport is on but no networks. Anybody an idea? The switch trick doesnt work because the card is recognized properely

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Keller, When you update from 10.4.7 to 10.4.8 Don't EVER use the Wireless Support.pkg in the cd, I've learned the hardway,

 

Keller, When you update from 10.4.7 to 10.4.8 Don't EVER use the Wireless Support.pkg in the cd, I've learned the hardway,

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does this work for the Dell draft n card???

if it does, how do I find the device id?

 

My situation is that the card is recognized as an Airport extreme in the system profiler, but is always turned off.

The baseball diamond shaped wifi symbol shows up on the menu bar, but tells me that it's not configured, and its not detected in the network options in system preferences.

The wifi light on my laptop doesn't even turn on.

 

The only time the card has ever been on and actually working (although still not recognized by network preferences) was during first boot up (I still had no control over it; I couldn't turn it off).

 

Has someone had a similar issue? Help!!

 

Audio: SigmaTel 9750 STAC AC97 (Natively Supported)

 

also, how did u get that sound to work?

 

I'm also using 10.4.8 (JAS, 2 patches)

 

ive tried applehda patcher but I can't find the linuxcodedump for it anywhere.

 

the sound card isn't even detected...

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Um in windows it should say in Device Manager and My sound is Nativily supported i dunno how but it is, Im using the JaS OS 10.4.8 AMD SSE2 SSE3 Install DVD

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hi,

 

for those who have the same problem i had:

i have the DELL 1390 Mini Wlan Card and i did exactly the steps in this HowTo. But for some reasons when i opened the NetworkInterfaces.plist i couldn't see anything. the file was completely blank. but here's the very simple solution. you transfer the file to your windwos partition and there you open it with the editor. then you take the required changes and save the file. finally you copy it back to the original folder on the mac partition and go one with the HowTo. this worked for me.

hope that i could help somebody with the same problem

 

shortyman87

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hi,

 

for those who have the same problem i had:

i have the DELL 1390 Mini Wlan Card and i did exactly the steps in this HowTo. But for some reasons when i opened the NetworkInterfaces.plist i couldn't see anything. the file was completely blank. but here's the very simple solution. you transfer the file to your windwos partition and there you open it with the editor. then you take the required changes and save the file. finally you copy it back to the original folder on the mac partition and go one with the HowTo. this worked for me.

hope that i could help somebody with the same problem

 

shortyman87

You should be able to drag it to your desktop. This ceates a copy. Open and edit with textedit,save and drag you old one to the trashbin and replace it with the copy.

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