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[SOLVED] Acer Aspire One D255 No Wireless

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Ironmon

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This has been a problem bugging me since i decided to install MacOSx onto my netbook. After long last, many reinstalls and multiple trial and error techniques, i finally got wireless lan to work on this netbook.

First things first - the netbook that i am using is the Acer Aspire One D255 with an Atheros AR8152 controller.

I also have to mention that i completely formatted my drive into a MacOs extended Journal format. Yes, i got rid of the shitty Windows 7 starter that came with the netbook, so now there is just MacOS running on it (maybe windows xp much later). Anyway, i formatted the HDD into a single partition using the GUID partition table (not MBR, for some reason it did not install using this).

I customized the installation as expected (if you need info on this, let me know) and booted the netbook into 10.6.3. As expected at this point i have no wireless, even after selecting the right Wireless option in customization.

This is what i did to fix it:
1) Download the IO80211Family.kext file here -http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=17685
2) Go to system/library/extensions and delete the same file 'IO80211Family.kext' (it will as for a password)
3) Unzip the downloaded file and place the kext file on the desktop
4) Download kextbeast from tonymacx86 Forum • Login

[ALSO MUCH THANKS to TONYMACx86!! for all the hard work]

5) Use kextbeast to install the kext on the desktop into the extensions folder.
6) When its done cross your fingers and reboot....when it starts up again, you should have wireless.

Simple as that :):o:cool:

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tudor73

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hi ironmon
just a question, how did you start the installation? i tryed all distro from leopard to hazard 10.6.6, but nothing! not started....always reboot!
can you have an advice, please?
thank's so much!

Edited by tudor73, 03 May 2011 - 11:50 AM.


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raymundo

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hi prend
i have a question what u wifi card is 12bnhmw or intel wifi link 1000 ....if yes i wont download your driver
thanks :)

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Ironmon

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hi ironmon
just a question, how did you start the installation? i tryed all distro from leopard to hazard 10.6.6, but nothing! not started....always reboot!
can you have an advice, please?
thank's so much!


Can you give me more info as to what you are doing, specs of computer and all.
For what i did, i installed on a clean hard drive, tweaked some settings in the bios (which will be different depending on your mobo), inserted the bootloader cd, then the snow leopard retail version and followed instructions.

Walk me through and tell me what is the problem?

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I have the same question as tudor. I've been trying to get a go install on the Aspire One D255 (N550) for about four weeks now. I've tried different distros include plain Vanillia and I also run into problems including only being able to boot from a bootloader. Can anyone provide some help. Also, a notice on Mac, so I will need the detailed help.:o

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abhinav60

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got the same problem with windows xp pleaseeeeeeeee pleaseeeee tell me what to do now

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hi ironmon
just a question, how did you start the installation? I tryed all distro from leopard to hazard 10.6.6, but nothing! Not started....always reboot!
Can you have an advice, please?
Thank's so much!


dont use cracked stuff, it makes what your doin 1000% illegal





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