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[edit] Guides

NOTE: I soon hope to expand this to include patching your devID into the appropriate kext and force your Mac/Hack-intosh into accepting your network card using a simple 'hack'. Hope to do this be July 1! I do actually plan adding content (about me) to my page... eventually...
Abbreviations I use: devID=device ID; NIC=network interface card (ethernet/wireless/firewire/fibre card)
For now, let's get down to business!

[edit] Device IDs

[edit] How to Find Yours

The device ID (for Macs) has three parts, the interface, vendor, and model (chipset). In the steps below, we will find your vendor and chipset IDs. If you do not know them, you should use PCIDatabase.com... it is the largest and most thorough vendor/chipset ID database available to the public and is the one used in this guide.
I'm going to do this along-side you with my D-Link WDA-2320 as an example.


Step 1: Determine your interface. This is not hard... your interface is how your card is connected to your mother/logic-board. The majority of you will use PCI.

Step 2: Identify your chipset manufacturer and the chip's model number. This can be done by looking at the card and reading the name and model number printed on the chip or by searching for it using your preferred search engine (Google works particularly well). If I was searching for the chipset in a D-Link WDA-2320, I would search for WDA-2320 chipset or DLink WDA-2320 chipset.

Step 3: Search for your chipset manufacturer in the vendor box at PCIDb.com. (For example, D-Link will usually uses Atheros chips, so you would search Atheros). The vendor code is the string after the '0x' in the vendor code (for Atheros the vendor code is 0x168C, the vendor string (which you need) would be '168c'.

Step 4: Find your chipest ID by looking through the chipset list below the vendor's contact information. Look through the list for your chipset. Once you've found it, you have the device ID (it is in the column to the left). The model/chipset string is usually the last two digits of the device id (for DLink DWA-G520 and WDA-2320, the chipset id for the Atheros 5212 [chip ID: 0x0013] is '0013' or '13'). Including the first two digits (after the zero) does not hurt, and is required if they are not zeros (obviously)!

Step 5: Assemble what you now know to form a device ID (for a Mac/Hack-intosh).
- First comes the interface (usually pci). My devID so far is 'pci'.
- Next inset your vendor ID string after your interface. Now my devID is 'pci168c'.
- Finally, insert a comma followed by your chipset ID string. My devID is pci168c,13 or pci168c,0013.

Step 6: Enjoy your new network interface card.


If you need help, email me at crazy_penguin@mac.com or message me here.

[edit] Patching your devID into the appropriate kext

Hopefully to be added by July 1!

[edit] NetworkInterfaces.plist

By July 1, I hope to have a section here about how to manipulate NetworkInterfaces.plist along with particular kext files to force your Mac/Hack-intosh to accept virtually any brand-name NIC, and a few not-so-brand-name ones as well.

[edit] Questions and Comments

Please leave your questions and comments below. Please follow the format to keep this place organized. No length restriction so type away! (I am using this as a forum of sorts...) I hope to set up a forum for this soon (I'm not particularly fond of InsanelyMac).

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Penguino_Loco The internet is a series of tubes and Bill Gates is the plumber... I 'dunno, I wrote it... 06.14.07

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