- Aug 1, 2012
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Don't worry. The Z580 either does NOT have a BIOS whitelist or the card I installed is on the list. Works like a charm in Linux. I have yet to get it working in Mac OS.
I think I ordered the same card - the AR5B195... I think it's pretty much the same thing as what I mentioned before, the AR9285 - or at least it's part of the same chip family made by Atheros, like you said, with the addition of bluetooth.
I bet the Z580 has a whitelist, but I don't know for sure. However, the procedure to edit and re-flash the bios doesn't seem too bad. It IS scary, but I'm going to try it anyways once my wifi card comes in. The "Phoenix Bios Editor" is the windoze program required to do the edit. This same program has a built-in compiler/tester so that if a mistake was made, the error would pop up.