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100% Vanilla MINI PCIe WiFi Card tested on 10.6.8, 10.7.4, 10.8.1

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Yes I did check and it was enabled in BIOS.
 
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I am having the same problem.
I purchased two Broadcom BCM94322HM8L, unluckily it seems not to work out-of-the-box as I expected :(
Just installed 10.8 on my new HP 4540s, works Awesome except of-course for the wifi adapter.

I picked up a Broadcom BCM94322HM8L mini-half PCIE wifi adapter off ebay last week, and although it was recognized as a wifi card without having to do anything, the card would not turn on.
I followed the rebrarnding guide here from Leon based on the work from Prasys
an was able to successfully change the vendorID and productID to 0x106B and 0×0093 respectively.
I also edited the wifi kext as described in step 4 here.
nothing has seemed to help.
The only conclusion I can come up w/ is that perhaps the v8 firmware which came w/ my unit is incompatible somehow.
can someone confirm this or correct my process?
Thx
 
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Also having problems with the Broadcom BCM94322HM8L on my 4540s. It picks up the card no problem, but won't switch on...
 
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Anybody else any luck with this yet on the 4540s?
 
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I am having the same problem.
I purchased two Broadcom BCM94322HM8L, unluckily it seems not to work out-of-the-box as I expected :(
Ever figure this problem out? I have the same issue
 
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Hi all,
Was going to pick this card up but wanted to double check if all is good with it. Can I just install it into a laptop I've got and then mac os x will pick it up straight away?

regards,
ryan
 

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Hi all,
Was going to pick this card up but wanted to double check if all is good with it. Can I just install it into a laptop I've got and then mac os x will pick it up straight away?

regards,
ryan
Depends on the laptop. Some laptops have a WiFi whitelist implemented in BIOS where only certain cards, usually provided by the OEM, are allowed.

If your laptop has no WiFi whitelist, then the card mentioned in post #1 is not the best choice.
 
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Depends on the laptop. Some laptops have a WiFi whitelist implemented in BIOS where only certain cards, usually provided by the OEM, are allowed.

If your laptop has no WiFi whitelist, then the card mentioned in post #1 is not the best choice.
Hi RehabMan,
I just put in an Atheros card from a spare laptop I had and it worked fine, although it is incompatible with OS X still. I guess this means my laptop can accept the Broadcom?
 

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Hi RehabMan,
I just put in an Atheros card from a spare laptop I had and it worked fine, although it is incompatible with OS X still. I guess this means my laptop can accept the Broadcom?
It means one of two things:
1) no WiFi whitelist and you can install whatever card you want
2) the Atheros card was on the whitelist, status of eventual BCM card unknown
 
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