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hi guys, please help.

 

thank you for you great work, now need your help.

i follow the instrumentation to install os x Lion on my D630 and run install_EDP.dmg to fix driver issues and install chameleon,

sond, video, wired-ethernet, work normally, now i write the topic on the special mac.

but wifi can't work. how to make wifi to work.

 

i have already enable the wifi switcher on the left of D630

 

i get my wifi info like this.

 

Software Versions:

CoreWLAN: 2.1.3 (213.1)

CoreWLANKit: 1.0.3 (103.2)

Menu Extra: 7.2 (720.1)

configd plug-in: 7.4.1 (741.1)

System Profiler: 7.0 (700.3)

IO80211 Family: 4.2 (420.3)

WiFi Diagnostics: 1.0.2 (102)

AirPort Utility: 5.5.3 (553.20)

 

i have got my hardware wifi info :

Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)

iwl4965

 

how to enable this on Lion

 

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EDIT:

this issues is solved,

i change a usb-wifi adapter and download the driver form the official web site.

i using the 8188CUS, driver link is :

http://152.104.125.4...&Downloads=true

 

about how to check the wifi adapter spec, i take the adapter to ubuntu and get the hardware info.

thank you all the member who help me, and all the forum member support the great tool which let me using the mac os.

 

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Hi, it's very simple: Intel cards are not (usually/longer) supported by Mac OS X, so you'll have to take that card out.

 

Replace it with a supported model:

- 'G' (54Mbps) Broadcom-based (BCM4311/4312) cards such as Dell DW1390, DW1395, DW1490, etc.

- 'N' (270-300Mbps) Broadcom-based (BCM4321/4322/94321/94322) cards such as Dell MX846 (DW1505?), etc.

- non Dell-branded (eg: HP, Asus, Apple) but nevertheless Broadcom-based cards

- some Atheros cards (but I'm not familiar with those devices)

 

You need a full-size mini PCIe card, not a half-size one (at least not without an adapter).

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A lot of the PCIe Atheros cards are supported out of the box with Lion, simply by editing the Info.plist in IO80211Family.kext. I have several that OS X picked right up after modifying it with several device ID's that weren't in the Info.plist.

 

Just about any Broadcom PCIe card will work. Some better than others. I have the DW1395, and I couldn't get it to pickup at all in Lion. I ended up having to install the Broadcom43XXFamily.kext to make the card work, but after that it worked fine. I used to have the DW1390, and that worked without installing any drivers until the card died while running Snow Leopard.

 

In the end, I decided to stick with the DW1395 because its a factory Dell replacement and I got it to work.

 

 

Also, in case your interested, you can pickup a Belkin F57D050v3 (Only version 3 works with OS X!) USB stick that works with the provided RaLink Wireless Configuration Mac application on eBay for about $10. I have several of these because they work with packet injection in KisMac/Aircrack-ng. Never know when you may need to inject packets. If you don't know why you might need to inject packets, then pick one of these up simply because its USB, works in Linux/OS X/Windows, works at G speeds, can enable any machine to have Wireless, and is very cheap. On the negative side, its about 7 inches long, so it sticks out quite a bit from the machine. :(

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Hi, it's very simple: Intel cards are not (usually/longer) supported by Mac OS X, so you'll have to take that card out.

 

Replace it with a supported model:

- 'G' (54Mbps) Broadcom-based (BCM4311/4312) cards such as Dell DW1390, DW1395, DW1490, etc.

- 'N' (270-300Mbps) Broadcom-based (BCM4321/4322/94321/94322) cards such as Dell MX846 (DW1505?), etc.

- non Dell-branded (eg: HP, Asus, Apple) but nevertheless Broadcom-based cards

- some Atheros cards (but I'm not familiar with those devices)

 

You need a full-size mini PCIe card, not a half-size one (at least not without an adapter).

 

hi, thank you for your help, i ignore the intel wiif adapter.

 

i got a new usb-wiif adapter, and i plugin usb port, then check hardware info -- usb info, got the info ,

 

USB High-Speed Bus:

Host Controller Location: Built-in USB

Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBEHCI

PCI Device ID: 0x746e656d00002836

PCI Revision ID: 0x746e656d00000002

PCI Vendor ID: 0x746e656d00008086

Bus Number: 0xfd

 

802.11n WLAN Adapter:

Product ID: 0x8176

Vendor ID: 0x0bda (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)

Version: 2.00

Serial Number: 00e04c000001

Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec

Manufacturer: Realtek

Location ID: 0xfd400000 / 2

Current Available (mA): 500

Current Required (mA): 500

 

i think mac has recognize the new wifi adapter, but, how to let the new adapter work?

i check network info -- Wi-Fi , it display the old info before i use the new wifi adapter

 

Software Versions:

CoreWLAN: 2.1.3 (213.1)

CoreWLANKit: 1.0.3 (103.2)

Menu Extra: 7.2 (720.1)

configd plug-in: 7.4.1 (741.1)

System Profiler: 7.0 (700.3)

IO80211 Family: 4.2 (420.3)

WiFi Diagnostics: 1.0.2 (102)

AirPort Utility: 5.5.3 (553.20)

 

how i can let my new adapter work normally? thank you very much.

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Well, you plug your adapter in a USB port, the laptop sees it and reports what it reads out of the device. That's all.

 

It's not activated, not usable because you need to install & load a kext (=a driver) for that new hardware, if such a kext exists (Google might be your friend). Once this is done, go to Network Preferences and you should get a popup message advising you that new hardware has been detected.

 

At the bottom of the listed hardware, just above the lock, there are '+' and '-' clickable buttons. Click on '+', then open up the list of available network interfaces and select your newly installed equipment.

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