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[100% Working] 12+6 Pin Apple WiFI/BT Card to M.2 NGFF Adapter! Handoff! Unlock with Watch! UEFI!

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you need one that specific m.2 wifi. Look for a board that has antennas in the IO and double check the literature
 
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Just wanted to say thank you for this! Got my hackintosh Bluetooth working now. Having a small problem though, my keyboard and mouse keep losing connection, any ideas?
 
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So I just had to do a quick write-up on this because I've hardly seen it mentioned in the networking/WiFi threads...

On all newer boards, WiFi and Bluetooth is based off an NGFF M.2 module. We have all been struggling trying to buy used Dell/Lenovo cards off eBay from Chinese distros and it's just sucky. Patches on top of patches (which are great! No dis to the coders, you know who you are and you know we love you) and then no BT compatibility in the UEFI/Clover for things like the Force Trackpad/Smart Keyboard. Handoff only works when it wants to and maybe unilaterally. Things like unlock with the Watch can be a pain... I'll stop here. There is another reason we all want the Dell card, it's because we don't want to use a slot for a clunky x1 PCIe adapter with wires going to an on-board usb header and all that - yuck.
Does this method still work in High Sierra? I am mainly interested in it because my DW1560 doesn't have working handoff or continuity. Do continuity/handoff work in High Sierra?
 
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How does the adapter stays in place?
I have an ASUS Z370-i, and also an apple wifi card with an adapter, but I am afraid that the adapter does not stay in the m.2 slot.


So I just had to do a quick write-up on this because I've hardly seen it mentioned in the networking/WiFi threads...

On all newer boards, WiFi and Bluetooth is based off an NGFF M.2 module. We have all been struggling trying to buy used Dell/Lenovo cards off eBay from Chinese distros and it's just sucky. Patches on top of patches (which are great! No dis to the coders, you know who you are and you know we love you) and then no BT compatibility in the UEFI/Clover for things like the Force Trackpad/Smart Keyboard. Handoff only works when it wants to and maybe unilaterally. Things like unlock with the Watch can be a pain... I'll stop here. There is another reason we all want the Dell card, it's because we don't want to use a slot for a clunky x1 PCIe adapter with wires going to an on-board usb header and all that - yuck.

So there's this 6+12 pin (or Apple's proprietary WiFi/BT card slot) adapter to M.2 NGFF on eBay. I gave it a shot being that I've just purchased a Z270 ITX board and needed the x16 slot for my GPU. Well coupled with the Early 2015 MacBook Air BCM94360CS2 it works exactly like a real Mac. No extra drivers, no patches, no wires to usb headers, full AC WiFi, full handoff, airdrop, unlock and hotspot support! AND I can use my trackpad (I use a custom mechanical keyboard - Geekhack for life!) in BIOS and Clover! It uses the MacBook Air WiFi chip which is smaller than the Apple Broadcom Bcm94360cd that we're used to seeing on the older PCIe adapters. Sorry for the wordiness, I just get excited about this stuff! I hate when my Hack doesn't work like it should and in the specific WiFi/BT area of Hackintoshing, it's simple, nothing beats the real thing.

Cost: $12.68 for the adapter and $19.88 for the Apple WiFi card - awesome.

And it doesn't look awkward (as seen here in my test bench)!
gmOe04J.jpg




So I just had to do a quick write-up on this because I've hardly seen it mentioned in the networking/WiFi threads...

On all newer boards, WiFi and Bluetooth is based off an NGFF M.2 module. We have all been struggling trying to buy used Dell/Lenovo cards off eBay from Chinese distros and it's just sucky. Patches on top of patches (which are great! No dis to the coders, you know who you are and you know we love you) and then no BT compatibility in the UEFI/Clover for things like the Force Trackpad/Smart Keyboard. Handoff only works when it wants to and maybe unilaterally. Things like unlock with the Watch can be a pain... I'll stop here. There is another reason we all want the Dell card, it's because we don't want to use a slot for a clunky x1 PCIe adapter with wires going to an on-board usb header and all that - yuck.

So there's this 6+12 pin (or Apple's proprietary WiFi/BT card slot) adapter to M.2 NGFF on eBay. I gave it a shot being that I've just purchased a Z270 ITX board and needed the x16 slot for my GPU. Well coupled with the Early 2015 MacBook Air BCM94360CS2 it works exactly like a real Mac. No extra drivers, no patches, no wires to usb headers, full AC WiFi, full handoff, airdrop, unlock and hotspot support! AND I can use my trackpad (I use a custom mechanical keyboard - Geekhack for life!) in BIOS and Clover! It uses the MacBook Air WiFi chip which is smaller than the Apple Broadcom Bcm94360cd that we're used to seeing on the older PCIe adapters. Sorry for the wordiness, I just get excited about this stuff! I hate when my Hack doesn't work like it should and in the specific WiFi/BT area of Hackintoshing, it's simple, nothing beats the real thing.

Cost: $12.68 for the adapter and $19.88 for the Apple WiFi card - awesome.

And it doesn't look awkward (as seen here in my test bench)!
gmOe04J.jpg
 
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So I just had to do a quick write-up on this because I've hardly seen it mentioned in the networking/WiFi threads...

On all newer boards, WiFi and Bluetooth is based off an NGFF M.2 module. We have all been struggling trying to buy used Dell/Lenovo cards off eBay from Chinese distros and it's just sucky. Patches on top of patches (which are great! No dis to the coders, you know who you are and you know we love you) and then no BT compatibility in the UEFI/Clover for things like the Force Trackpad/Smart Keyboard. Handoff only works when it wants to and maybe unilaterally. Things like unlock with the Watch can be a pain... I'll stop here. There is another reason we all want the Dell card, it's because we don't want to use a slot for a clunky x1 PCIe adapter with wires going to an on-board usb header and all that - yuck.

So there's this 6+12 pin (or Apple's proprietary WiFi/BT card slot) adapter to M.2 NGFF on eBay. I gave it a shot being that I've just purchased a Z270 ITX board and needed the x16 slot for my GPU. Well coupled with the Early 2015 MacBook Air BCM94360CS2 it works exactly like a real Mac. No extra drivers, no patches, no wires to usb headers, full AC WiFi, full handoff, airdrop, unlock and hotspot support! AND I can use my trackpad (I use a custom mechanical keyboard - Geekhack for life!) in BIOS and Clover! It uses the MacBook Air WiFi chip which is smaller than the Apple Broadcom Bcm94360cd that we're used to seeing on the older PCIe adapters. Sorry for the wordiness, I just get excited about this stuff! I hate when my Hack doesn't work like it should and in the specific WiFi/BT area of Hackintoshing, it's simple, nothing beats the real thing.

Cost: $12.68 for the adapter and $19.88 for the Apple WiFi card - awesome.

And it doesn't look awkward (as seen here in my test bench)!
gmOe04J.jpg


Someone help me out. Sometimes motherboards like asrock z370 taichi come with WiFi and Bluetooth based on some m.2 chip in a slot near where are all usb and stuff is on the motherboard and the antennas stick out and are screwed on in the back etc. I got the asrock z370 professional gaming K6 which has that same slot but it’s empty, it also has cutout in Io panel for the screw on antennas.

2 questions.

How do you fit the card since this mobo has like a plastic shield on top of the whole IO area. Please look google images.

How do I get them screw on antennas for this card and screw them on in the outside? Please explain this antenna part as if you telled it to a child.
 
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How does the adapter stays in place?
I have an ASUS Z370-i, and also an apple wifi card with an adapter, but I am afraid that the adapter does not stay in the m.2 slot.

I have z370 asrock professional gaming. Can we talk I need help hackintoshing.
 
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Just wanted to say thank you for this! Got my hackintosh Bluetooth working now. Having a small problem though, my keyboard and mouse keep losing connection, any ideas?

Someone help me out. Sometimes motherboards like asrock z370 taichi come with WiFi and Bluetooth based on some m.2 chip in a slot near where are all usb and stuff is on the motherboard and the antennas stick out and are screwed on in the back etc. I got the asrock z370 professional gaming K6 which has that same slot but it’s empty, it also has cutout in Io panel for the screw on antennas.

2 questions.

How do you fit the card since this mobo has like a plastic shield on top of the whole IO area. Please look google images.

How do I get them screw on antennas for thiscard and screw them on in the outside? Pleaseexplain this antenna part as if you telled it to achild.
 
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you need one that specific m.2 wifi. Look for a board that has antennas in the IO and double check the literature

Someone help me out. Sometimes motherboards like asrock z370 taichi come with WiFi and Bluetooth based on some m.2 chip in a slot near where are all usb and stuff is on the motherboard and the antennas stick out and are screwed on in the back etc. I got the asrock z370 professional gaming K6 which has that same slot but it’s empty, it also has cutout in Io panel for the screw on antennas.

2 questions.

How do you fit the card since this mobo has like a plastic shield on top of the whole IO area. Please look google images.

How do I get them screw on antennas for thiscard and screw them on in the outside? Pleaseexplain this antenna part as if you telled it to achild.
 
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yes, in the description you can find...
(Expansion Slots: 1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for the wireless communication module (M2_WIFI))

Someone help me out. Sometimes motherboards like asrock z370 taichi come with WiFi and Bluetooth based on some m.2 chip in a slot near where are all usb and stuff is on the motherboard and the antennas stick out and are screwed on in the back etc. I got the asrock z370 professional gaming K6 which has that same slot but it’s empty, it also has cutout in Io panel for the screw on antennas.

2 questions.

How do you fit the card since this mobo has like a plastic shield on top of the whole IO area. Please look google images.

How do I get them screw on antennas for thiscard and screw them on in the outside? Pleaseexplain this antenna part as if you telled it to achild.
 
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Hi! I have this mobo: ASRock H170M-ITX (http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H170M-ITXac/)

It does natively come with this PCI Express integrated wifi slot:

View attachment 257524

As you imagine it's connected to the ext of the M-ITX and has 2 antennas.

Maybe looking at the photos of the mobo and to the card would you recommend me any compatible WIFI-BT card? Any link.. :p

Thanks for reading this!!
Does the adapter and card fit inside the ASUS Wi-Fi Go! module so it aligns properly with the I/O shield?

I've purchased an ASUS Maximus IX Hero, which has the M.2 slot but doesn't include the Wi-Fi Go module. Any idea where I could purchase it? eBay has lots of older modules but the antenna placement seems different...

Someone help me out. Sometimes motherboards like asrock z370 taichi come with WiFi and Bluetooth based on some m.2 chip in a slot near where are all usb and stuff is on the motherboard and the antennas stick out and are screwed on in the back etc. I got the asrock z370 professional gaming K6 which has that same slot but it’s empty, it also has cutout in Io panel for the screw on antennas.

2 questions.

How do you fit the card since this mobo has like a plastic shield on top of the whole IO area. Please look google images.

How do I get them screw on antennas for thiscard and screw them on in the outside? Pleaseexplain this antenna part as if you telled it to achild.
 
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