wifi card type

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macmacmacr, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. macmacmacr macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2014
    How do I find the exact wifi card type in my mid 2010 Macbook pro. System information states

    AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D)

    I know the card is a Broadcom but I do not see how to identify the exact model.
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    • AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking2 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
    per: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp582?locale=en_US

    i wonder if you can get the mac of that airport card and find out (terminal app :
    "networksetup -listallhardwareports" (without the quotes). and under wifi..
    then go to https://macvendors.com/

    But iou probably just says Apple Inc.

    The last thing i can think of is finding out the firmware of the card. this used to be in the old OSX under apple > system specs > airport > firmware.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 22, 2016 ---
    Yep, found it..

    Apple > About this Mac > System report > Networking > Wifi > en1

    my imac from 2009 has:
    Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x8E)
    Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    typing in google broadcom bcm43xx 1.0 gave me

    Maybe you can try the same on your airport card

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