dv2500 running NWL bios on OSX Lion - wifi does not turn on

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  1. jpcesar

    jpcesar MDL Novice

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    #1 jpcesar, Aug 6, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
    Hi,

    I have an old HP Pavillion dv2500 most precisely the dv2585ep model.

    It comes with a intel bg3945 not supported on OSX. I've installed sucessfully a lion hackintosh, and everything is fully working besides the wifi.

    I bought a new broadcom compatible wifi card (broadcom 94321) and applied the sp41959_NWL_ByCamiloml.exe bios. I've passed past the 104 error, and in windows 7 the card is running fine but i have to manually turn on the wifi on the hardware switch.

    On OSX lion, the card is recognizable but Wifi is turned off. When I turn it on via software nothing happens as well as via hardware. I've tried the pin 20 thing and everything is the same.

    Can you please point me a way to force wifi so I can fully use this laptop as an hackintosh?

    best regards and thank you in advance! if anyone has a solution that needs custom modding I'm willing to pay for it, if it works.
     
  2. jpcesar

    jpcesar MDL Novice

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    No one ? :(
     
  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    pin 20 is the right idea
    u probably did wrong pin.
    .. or NWL mod is broken.
     
  4. jpcesar

    jpcesar MDL Novice

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    I did pin 20 with nail polish, but i will do it with tape now, to see if there is other outcome. Thx
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #5 LatinMcG, Aug 17, 2012
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    make sure u compare multiple images in google image results. i saw a bad info picture with wrong pin being shown

    also make ure you have smbios.plist with model NOT mackbookpro4,1

    use chameleon wizard or champlist