New Macbook problem w/ wireless in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by virgomac, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. virgomac macrumors member

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    Trying to get bootcamp installed on my new macbook and running into a problem with the wireless drivers.

    Its saying that it has a Broadcom driver and I beleave an Nvidia controller installed, both of them are yellow triangled, and not working.

    I've tried a few other drivers and they don't seem to work. Anyone know which drivers WILL work?

    Again, this is the new macbook trying to get Vista wireless working.
     
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    You did install the drivers (Boot Camp) off the Leopard DVD that came with your comp. right?
     
  3. chscag macrumors 65816

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    Broadcom is the airport device whereas nVidia is the integrated graphics chipset installed in the new aluminum MacBook.

    Update the Broadcom drivers, the nVidia drivers have nothing to do with wireless reception or airport. And as the other reply stated... you need to install drivers from your original Leopard DVD disk 1 that was shipped along with the machine.
     
  4. virgomac thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I did install the drivers that came with the Leopard DVD. After reboot, they still listed as unusable in the device manager. Trying to "search" for them, yielded no results, with Vista saying that I already had the most up to date drivers.

    That said, I DID figure out the problem. I completely uninstalled the non working drivers from the device manager. THEN I ran the Bootcamp install. It seems, that at least for me, boot camp wasn't updating those drivers like it should.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Updated or not, it doesn't matter. The Boot Camp drivers work better I think.
     
  6. estergiou macrumors newbie

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    macbook & vista or xp

    Did you manage to install vista or xp on a new macbook pro?
    Is everything working ok?
    How about: Wireless? Bluetooth? Webcam? Right-click?
    Please give feedback. I'd appreciate a lot.
    Thanks.
     
  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Did you not read his 2nd post?
     

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