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bootcamp 5 broke my broadcom wireless adapter mbp 2010 windows 7

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broadcom bcm43224ag (VEN_14E4&DEV_4353)


Wireless internet worked great with previous versions of bootcamp on windows 7, but bootcamp 5.0.5033 must have had a driver that windows doesn't like, because my internet access cuts on and off intermittently every minute or so.

What gives?

Where can I find an updated driver? Or an older driver that works?

MacBook Pro, Windows 7, bootcamp 5.0.5033
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,555 points)

    did you get the driver from the bootcamp app driver build in osx ?

  • Spectrelives Calculating status...

    I have the same issue.


    The Issue:


    Laptop is on, connected to work or my home wifi or tethering on my phone's wifi hotspot. In all cases, without any warning, the connection will drop to "limited" all of a sudden, whether I'm using the computer at the time, or not. Once at "limited", I can't reconnect to any wireless network. If I disconnect and reconnect, it attempts but fails to connect to the network. If I disconnect and try another network, same thing happens.


    Then, (and this is the real doozy): no wireless networks are detected. I get "No connections are available", the Broadcom driver completely disappears from Device Manager, and the only thing I can do is restart the computer (sometimes a couple of times) for it to work again.


    Things I've tried unsuccessfully:


    • Enable then disable flight mode
    • Uninstall then reinstall Broadcom driver
    • Go into Wireless Network Adapter > Properties > Power Management > uncheck the box "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
    • Install an earlier Broadcom driver
    • Install the most up to date Broadcom driver
    • Reinstall Bootcamp 5
    • System Restore to an earlier time in the month
    • Walk around the grassy knoll 13 times in an anticlockwise direction while the moon is full
    • Clean install (from scratch, no kept settings, no kept files, no kept programs) of Windows 8. Once installed, I then re-install Bootcamp 5. Seemingly all the drivers have installed except for Bluetooth and Broadcom 802.11n Wireless driver. I literally can't even scan for wireless networks now.

      Apple, are you aware of this problem with Bootcamp 5??


    What I'm running:

    Windows 8.0 installed on a 2011 MBP (Macbook Pro) via Bootcamp 5

  • AlamoMelt Calculating status...

    I'm having similar issues with Vista. It worked great for years, and then about two-three weeks ago stopped connecting to the internet. A variety of things like renewing the ip address, resetting the tcp/ip stack, blah blah blah has allowed it to connect for a few moments, but it invariably drops out again. Interesting to see that others are having the same problem, across different versions of Windows.

  • zashkan Calculating status...

    I've tried similar things, in most cases I have to run the "ipconfig /renew" command in command prompt multiple times to get the connection back, it's truly ridiculous...


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