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10.9 - Broadcom BCM57781 - ASRock Z77 Extreme 4

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I think you can mod it by yourself. I've updated the bios with a modded one last year, everything works fine, even sleep n wake (it didn't with ML), usb 3.0....so I'll stay with this one i've :D
 
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klaphd how did you get USB 3.0 to work? I have the same motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 (patched bios 2.70), I7 3770K and AMD HD 7850.
 
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klaphd how did you get USB 3.0 to work? I have the same motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 (patched bios 2.70), I7 3770K and AMD HD 7850.
Likewise... Same specs, but GT 660.
 
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This is my first post here, and I'm not taking any form of cred for getting the Broadcom BCM57781 working, I did a lot of trial and error with various kexts, manually loading them with kextload, until I got the hang of it with touching, chmod, chown, etc etc.

Until I found this post where basically rccollins posted a working link and a shared some light on how to install it with Kext Wizard.

This is how I did it, and got it to work.

1) Download the file, BCM57781.zip, from rccollins: http://www.tonymacx86.com/network/1...m57781-asrock-z77-extreme-4-a.html#post686726

2) Unpack BCM57781.zip on your Desktop (or similar), and you should get a file called IONetworkingFamily.kext

3) Download Kext Wizard from http://macdownload.informer.com/kext-wizard/3.7/

4) Backup your original IONetworkingFamily.kext from /System/Library/Extensions

5) Delete your original IONetworkingFamily.kext at /System/Library/Extensions

6) Install Kext Wizard

7) Run Kext Wizard and click on the Installation tab

8) Drag the unpacked IONetworkingFamily.kext to Kext Wizard on the white area-window within Kext Wizard.

9) Click on the radio-button System/Library/Extensions

10) Make sure the target disk is your system boot-disk

11) Click on Install and wait a bit

12) Reboot

13) Open System Preferences > Networking

14) Voila

Please comment / provide feedback should you find any errors or similar.

Thanks goes out to everyone who made it possible for the NIC not to work out of the box but I actually had to spend a couple of hours and learned something new :)
 
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Hi Guys, I know this way in in the past it works perfekt, but I needed to reinstall Mavericks, and now it is no more working. If i press add (+) there only these options:

- VPN
- PPPoE
- 6 to 4

and there´s no location set, I don´t know what to do now.... I did it all with the kext wizzard and repair disk perms reb chache...

Does any one have an idea? :crazy:


Specs:
AMD FX 6300
AMD HD 7950
Asrock Extreme 3 990 FX AMD chipset / Network Chip Broadcom BCM57781
8 GB Ram
5000 GB Sata 3 HDD
 
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Hi Guys, I know this way in in the past it works perfekt, but I needed to reinstall Mavericks, and now it is no more working. If i press add (+) there only these options:

- VPN
- PPPoE
- 6 to 4

and there´s no location set, I don´t know what to do now.... I did it all with the kext wizzard and repair disk perms reb chache...

Does any one have an idea? :crazy:


Specs:
AMD FX 6300
AMD HD 7950
Asrock Extreme 3 990 FX AMD chipset / Network Chip Broadcom BCM57781
8 GB Ram
5000 GB Sata 3 HDD
lol AMD CPUs aren't supported in Tony's guide. If the kext in this thread doesn't work then I wouldn't know what would for your system.
 
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Thanks a lot, it works perfectly

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: :crazy::crazy::crazy:
 
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