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looking on getting an Atheros AR5BXB72 for my thinkpad/lenovo


think it's the same chipset as for the macbook


does anybody have those running on uphuck 10.4.9 1.3 or v1.4i r3 ?


any kext to be modified ?


thanks, Rob

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confirm it works,



- got bluetooth antenna,... don't know where to put it, or where to get the 3rd antenna,... ?

- works as an 108 till you get the airport enabler from apple, $2,...

- airport enabler does not install,... some checks, till you get the patch from macdotnub,...

and patch it with pacifist ,...

- the enabler does kill the audio azalia , found no workaround,... that's for AD1981HD,

- runs at 140m till you switch the airport to 5Ghz only, argh,...

now had to dig out the old linksys to keep the g network up,..

- still experience stutter and ping hickups,... full bars,

- now can download +1GB in ~ 3+ minutes, useable, still no gige

guess I need to pull cat6e cables


anybody else got it to work, with different laptop, please post for the others,...

if your sound is broken, post too

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i got one too, "toshiba *****" on the lable with a side.

AR5BXB72 is.



works in Leopard.



AirPort Card Information:


Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x33)

Wireless Card Locale: Unknown

Wireless Card Firmware Version: 1.2.2

Current Wireless Network: axxxxxx

Wireless Channel: 9


i didn't do anything,just put in.





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Hi everybody,


I just got an Atheros AR5BXB72 on eBay on order to have my Hackintosh fully functional.

My configuration is :

Dell E6400 14"

Core 2 Duo P9700 2,80Ghz 6Mo

4Go DDR2

nVidia Quadro 160M 256 Mo 1440x900

Intel 5100 a/b/g/n


I've got on port miniPCI and another one micro miniPCI (half of the normal size of a miniPCIe)


I removed my 5100 from the micro miniPCIe in order to put my new Airport card on the miniPCI port.


I put the black connector on the 1 and the white one on the 0.


On Seven it's working but nothing happens on Mac OS X 10.6.2 Vanilla Install.


Can you guys help me to make it works ?


Thanks in advance.




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