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Oct 23, 2009, 09:24 AM
 
Hello all,
I am new here and to the Mac world.
I installed Windows 7 via bootcamp and everything installed perfectly but I am having an issue getting the wireless drivers to work.

Even with the DVD that came with the MB, Windows 7 won't pick up the wireless card.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance
     
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Oct 23, 2009, 11:01 AM
 
that's why I said I am new... lol THANKS!
     
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Oct 24, 2009, 12:04 PM
 
Why in the world won't Apple support those machines? It's not like the hardware is explicitly incompatible with Windows...

To the OP: you might try finding some other Atheros drivers for the wireless card, since that card uses an Atheros chipset.
     
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Oct 24, 2009, 12:09 PM
 
I'm in the same boat with my late '06 MBP. It lacks some drivers for Win 7 x64 -- not many, but just enough for the experience to be less-than-complete.
     
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Oct 24, 2009, 12:27 PM
 
Apple is way behind the curve on releasing drivers for Win7.
     
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Oct 24, 2009, 12:33 PM
 
WTF, why can't my MacPro use Win7 and BooCamp ("mid-2006 MacPro = unsupported")? Thanks Apple, this and the fact there aren't any recent video cards makes my "expandable" MacPro less than ideal...
     
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Oct 24, 2009, 03:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by cgc View Post
WTF, why can't my MacPro use Win7 and BooCamp ("mid-2006 MacPro = unsupported")? Thanks Apple, this and the fact there aren't any recent video cards makes my "expandable" MacPro less than ideal...
Looks like Apple is only going to update the existing 64-bit EFI machines for Win7 compatibility.

Which I guess also suggests those older machines aren't going to get 64-bit EFI firmwares for 64-bit kernel support.
     
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Oct 24, 2009, 05:24 PM
 
Yup...already saw that we'd be left out of the 64-bit kernel...what do you expect from a $2300 "Pro" machine?
     
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does anyone know what artheros Chipset is it?
     
   
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