Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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JamesP JamesP is offline
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Default n00b no wifi question - 07-12-2011, 01:09 PM

Hey guys, this is my first post, so, er, please be gentle.

I got hold of a dell mini 9 and managed to install os x 10.6.3 with ease. All except there's no wifi. I ran the netbookinstaller after - and no joy. I even wiped the disk and reinstalled.

Any ideas how to fix this?

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tastewar tastewar is offline
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Default 07-22-2011, 12:26 PM

Is WiFi enabled in BIOS? Did it work in whatever previous OS was installed?

Refurbished Cherry Red mini 9, 2 GB, RunCore 16 GB SSD; Bluetooth, 1.3 MP Webcam;
Mac OS X 10.6.7; NBI 20100616212351; BIOS A04, USB Legacy off
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Default 07-22-2011, 01:24 PM

Take the back cover off and verify that it is a Broadcom wi-fi card and not an Intel card.

There are no kexts (drivers) in OS X for Intel wi-fi cards.

Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351| BIOS 05 | 32 GB Runcore | 2 GIGS RAM
10V | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351 |BIOS 06|160 GB|1 GIG RAM| 6 Cell Dell Battery
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Back up Mini 9| OS X 10.6.7| NBI 20100616212351| BIOS 05 | 32 GB SuperTalent | 2 GIGS RAM
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