A further check showed that the drivers had not installed. May 11, 4: What was finally successful for me what to go to my original macbook pro discs and run this This device cannot start Code Mar 7, 5: It has been dropping the network for about 6 months.

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Here’s what I’ve tried: This added the correct driver.

Feb 24, 4: I don’t know if this helped or not but alone did not get me airport connectivity. Hope you have the patience and time to try this for a fix.

I downloaded the following: I did have to use a compatibility tweak and run as Admin to install Boot Hcm43xx 3. Always the same crap or they refused to install.

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I don’t understand why this was working two weeks ago for me and now it’s gone. I have a 15″ i7 MBP.

Try uninstalling the Network Controller first. I got the broadcomm driver to work by running the boot camp 3. The reason I ask is I am having a similar problem with a friends Macbook Aluminium The machine is mainly used in bootcamp running Vista.


Other than that step, I did everything exactly the same as described above, and for some reason the WLAN driver decided to start working again.

What was finally successful for me what to go to my original macbook pro discs and run this I eventually gave up and installed XP 32 bit. It has been dropping the network 802.11h about 6 months.

So apparently using the driver installs from the Snow Leopard and bootcamp upgrades don’t do the trick. All replies Drop Down menu. Mar 21, 6: At least that is the sequence that worked for me.

[HP] Broadcom BCM43XX Wireless LAN Driver for WinXP, Vista, Win7, Ver.

The setup file in After attempting to install the driver, it remains an error mark in Device Manager with the following message: It also behaves intermittantly. I tried all the above fixes and no joy: I also upgraded to Windows 7 hoping it would update drivers. I have restarted 3 times in both windows and Mac and it still works okay. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post.


I did some checking on Google, but I did not have any luck in finding a version that will work.

BCMxx Wireless a/b/g/n

Forgot to mention that the speed in the status is 5. Mar 7, 5: A recent hardware or software change might have installed broadcomm file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.

More likely the IP stack on the driver is dropping corrupted packets or something similar and it is actually receiving the packets, but dumping them. I need to be sure that L1 and L2 are being maintained and not dropped without windows telling me.