5 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2009 5:54 PM by y_p_w
TkuComeAgain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I would like to download the most recent driver for the wireless card inside the MacBook. What is the manufacturer/model of this wireless card?

Thank you.

MacBook Aluminum Unibody, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2.40 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 250 GB HD
  • y_p_w Level 4 Level 4 (3,550 points)
    TkuComeAgain wrote:
    I would like to download the most recent driver for the wireless card inside the MacBook. What is the manufacturer/model of this wireless card?


    It would be automatic. Regular use of Software Update in OSX should do it. If you need to manually download it, here's the latest update for all Intel-based Macs:

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/airportclientupd ate2009001.html
  • y_p_w Level 4 Level 4 (3,550 points)
    I'd also note that I'm not sure who's making the wireless chipset. I'm not even sure it's a removable card per se like the previous generation MacBooks. I've seen the take down guide on iFixit.com and I didn't see anything that looked like a separate card. I'm thinking that it's integrated into the logic board. Anyone know for sure?
  • TkuComeAgain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh sorry... I should have been more specific.

    I meant that that I need the wireless card driver for 32-bit Vista which I loaded using Boot Camp. And yes, I have tried installing the drivers from the Leopard DVD, but I run setup.exe and all the drivers show up in "Installed Programs" but nothing changes. I had to download the GeForce 9400M driver myself and it worked fine.

    I just need to know the mftr. and model of the wireless card in the MacBook so I can go to their website and download the drivers myself.

    Thank you.
  • TkuComeAgain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nevermind... I'm not worrying about this anymore. I just got Parallels for Mac and installed XP 64-bit with no issues, and I didn't have to install any drivers and it's very convenient.

    I would recommend that you get Parallels if you're trying to put Windows on your Mac. I'm glad I paid the extra $90 to get 2GB of RAM so I can give Windows 2GB while still having 2GB for OS X.
  • y_p_w Level 4 Level 4 (3,550 points)
    TkuComeAgain wrote:
    Nevermind... I'm not worrying about this anymore. I just got Parallels for Mac and installed XP 64-bit with no issues, and I didn't have to install any drivers and it's very convenient.


    Oh - I thought I had posted this before, but I guess I didn't actually hit the post message button. You probably don't need it anymore, but FYI.....

    It's a Broadcom BCM4322 chipset. More than likely soldered directly on the main board, since the take-down photos of the new aluminum MacBooks don't show anything that looks like the older removable AirPort cards.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbook
    http://www.broadcom.com/products/Wireless-LAN/802.11-Wireless-LAN-Solutions/BCM4 322