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Boot Camp Windows 7 on 2011 Mac Mini- No internet connection

 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Boot Camp Windows 7 on 2011 Mac Mini- No internet connection Reply with quote

Hi all- I've come here looking for some help / advice with regards to internet access on Boot Camp I have recently installed.

I have recently bought a Mac Mini i5 2011, and installed Windows 7 onto it. When I run OSX, I can access the internet with no issues, however when in Boot Camp, I come up against problems with Broadcom drivers and being able to connect.

I have put my Snow Leopard disc (from the MBP I'm transferring from) into my superdrive, and installed the 64-bit drivers.
I've also installed Boot Camp 3.1 and 3.2 updates.
I have also tried installing the Broadcom wireless n drivers after searching for them in the list.
Plugging an ethernet cable into the router doesn't work either, and I'm beginning to run out of options to try.

Re-installing Windows hasn't worked.

Any help will be appreciated, hope I'm not the only one to encounter this issue!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous to Lion and the SuperDrive-less Minis, etc. the drivers were on the System Install DVD that came with the computer. Now, my understanding is that you have to download the drivers using the Boot Camp assistant in your Utilities Folder and either create a CD (which obviously isn't all that helpful without an external CD player if you don't have one) or put it on a USB thumb drive.

Take a look at the Boot Camp 4.0 FAQ, in particular item #2. The drivers will not be found on the Win7 install nor through their driver searches...sometimes they kinda work, but often not at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you try to manually install them...

Go to> Startmenu>control panel>Devices

right click the device and tell it update driver.

Give it the location for the driver.

it will say this driver isn't digitally signed do you want to install it anyways select yes

then it should install
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