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EDUP Wireless PCI Card on a Mac

Posted on Thursday May 29, 2008 in Life

I thought I would post this for anyone else having the same issues that I was in working out if this card would work on a mac.

It does, but only with special drivers

The card is based on the Atheros chipset, not the Broadcom chipset that OSX recognises as an Airport card. Which is why the special drivers are required.


OK, I discovered that you can get an Atheros chipset based wireless card working in your mac, albeit with only WEP encryption (for the time being at least).

From Insanely Mac

Checked with 10.4.8/.9, gives you a 100% airport extreme experience.
For use with 10.4.10+ you need to copy the kext from one of the previous versions. You can get it easily by downloading Apple’s 10.4.8 update, then using Pacifist to extract the IO80211Family.kext

I now get the cool Airport icon in my menubar, on my G4 Quicksilver 733, running Leopard. Huzzah!

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