Windows 7 Wireless Drivers for Macbook Pro (Feb 08)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tyechan, May 12, 2009.

  1. tyechan macrumors newbie

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    I've tried to install the network drivers via the original disk that came with my computer, the bootcamp 2.1 disks, and even the HP Broadcom drivers,

    where none of them worked, does anyone have any ideas on how to solve this problem, Ethernet works perfectly btw.

    Thanks!
     
  2. nocoast macrumors member

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    http://www.broadcom.com/ is not associated with HP...broadcom is a semiconducter Mfg. comprende? :D Windows 7 Release Candidate build 7100 or w/e includes a broadcom driver that works OUT OF THE BOX with the uninbody macbook pro's as in before you even enter the desktop/explorer.exe environment you choose a home network because the OS recognized your hardware and already had a driver for it...If it didnt work out of the box then my guess is that you dont have a broadcam WLAN chip but rather something else...look in your device manager (in win) or system profiler in os x and see who made the chip and try to find the appropriate driver for it...i dont see what else there is to say?
     
  3. limo79 macrumors regular

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    Try latest HP Broadcom driver (5.10.79??), but remember to FORCE this driver installation (pick up driver from the list). W7 by default do not install this driver and Device Manager still show old Broadcom wireless driver version :)

    No comprende, because many laptops from HP, Dell etc use same or similar wireless Broadcom semiconductor chips.

    I also download Broadcom wireless drivers for my MBP Early 2008 from HP website because they very often update Broadcom wireless drivers and what is more important they include changelog description. Dell website is also OK.

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...n.jsp?swItem=ob-68699-1&lang=en&cc=us&mode=5&

    Latest HP Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver 7.20 REV. C:
    Version: 5.10.91.4
    OS Support: Windows Vista (x86/x64)
    Link: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp43001-43500/sp43398.exe - Windows Vista

    Unfortunately Apple do not update Windows drivers very often. Probably Apple do not take into consideration that there are some other operating systems than OSX. Do they know that W7 exists ? ;)
     
  4. tyechan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for that.

    im gonna try that in a bit and post my results.
     
  5. tyechan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for those I just tried it out, and it works great

    it runs around the same speed as the macosx side now.
     
  6. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    would this driver also work for a mac pro's airport card running win7 64?

    thanks,
    r.
     
  7. lacebra macrumors newbie

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    Boot camp update

    Dear Friend,

    To fix that and other driver issues like trackpad and driver video in windows 7, just install the last boot camp update for your windows 7 version, available at:

    http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

    it worked fine for me!
     
  8. tomllama macrumors regular

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    You should be using the boot camp 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 drivers, not boot camp 2.1.

    Win7 via wireless works just fine on my MBP3,1 using the boot camp drivers.
     

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