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I noticed the only thing that's a little slow on my D620, is the wireless.

 

I bought a Dell 1490 WLAN from ebay (mac supports this natively without any extra kexts and shows up as a Broadcom 4311), and I was wondering if anyone else had kinda slow internet, somewhere between 3g and 4g speeds?

 

I'm going try using a different one from kexts.com next. . .

 

thanx! :)

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funny i had an issue like that with my linksys pcmcia wireless until i rebranded it... that helped the speed alot..

 

you mean firmware flashed it? Can you even do that to a Dell 1490??

 

gogleing. . .

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last person that asked the same question i gave two advices.

 

1. Switch the antennas around

2. Get another wifi router :)

 

ok, I'll switch the antennas around before I get another router. In windows 7 I have no speed issues what so ever, so I know it's not the router or the card. . .

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For some reason 4311 is not a best choice for MacOSX. You may emulate 4312 blink.gif

                    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
                   {
                       Store (Package ()
                           {
                           	"device-id",
                           	Buffer ()
                           	{
                           	  0x12, 0x43, 0x00, 0x00
                           	},

                           	"name",
                           	Buffer ()
                           	{
                           		"pci14e4,4312"
                           	},

                               "model", 
                               Buffer (0x13)
                               {
                                   "Dell Wireless 1395"
                               }, 

                               "device_type", 
                               Buffer (0x08)
                               {
                                   "Airport"
                               }, 

                               "built-in", 
                               Buffer (One)
                               {
                                   0x00
                               }
                           }, Local0)
                       DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
                       Return (Local0)
                   }

 

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For some reason 4311 is not a best choice for MacOSX. You may emulate 4312 blink.gif

                    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
                   {
                       Store (Package ()
                           {
                           	"device-id",
                           	Buffer ()
                           	{
                           	  0x12, 0x43, 0x00, 0x00
                           	},

                           	"name",
                           	Buffer ()
                           	{
                           		"pci14e4,4312"
                           	},

                               "model", 
                               Buffer (0x13)
                               {
                                   "Dell Wireless 1395"
                               }, 

                               "device_type", 
                               Buffer (0x08)
                               {
                                   "Airport"
                               }, 

                               "built-in", 
                               Buffer (One)
                               {
                                   0x00
                               }
                           }, Local0)
                       DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
                       Return (Local0)
                   }

 

awesome, now what do I with this? I have no clue.

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