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I recently got a BCM94360CD wi-fi / bluetooth kit as I heard this chipset was natively compatible in OSX (I’m using 10.11.5).


The exact kit I got is a FV-T919 like this one:


https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Fenvi-FV-T919-802-11AC-Desktop-Wifi-Card-802-11-A-B-G-N-AC-BCM94360CD/106046_32778371977.html


I’ve installed this on my GA-Z170MX-Gaming-5 Skylake build. I’ve read on various forums that this card works perfectly when installed in a PCIEX1 slot, but mine is covered by my video card, so I’ve installed it in the PCIEX8 slot. The wifi is NOT found.


I was wondering if this was an issue I could fix somehow by making some changes to FakePCIID? If so, how would I do this?
You should check that it is on the PCIe bus with 'lspci -nn' in Linux Terminal, DPCIManager->PCI List in macOS/OS X, or Windows Device Manager.
FakePCIID is only used in your case to enable Airport branding (and no changes are needed, assuming the device-ids of your device are correct).
It won't help you get the device to appear on the PCIe bus if it is not present (that is a hardware/installation problem).
Note that if you have a patched DSDT (in ACPI/patched), adding/changing hardware can invalidate it.
 
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Hi, during the process of installing macOS Sierra, 10.12.3, I tried numerous Wi-Fi cards mentioned on this tonymac site, until I discovered one that worked, 4353 Broadcom® BCM43224. Then, I upgraded to 10.12.4 and, predictably, the card no longer works. Any fixes for this card, which worked flawlessly on Sierra 10.12.3 and now on 10.12.4 doesn't work at all.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Butch
 

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Hi, during the process of installing macOS Sierra, 10.12.3, I tried numerous Wi-Fi cards mentioned on this tonymac site, until I discovered one that worked, 4353 Broadcom® BCM43224. Then, I upgraded to 10.12.4 and, predictably, the card no longer works. Any fixes for this card, which worked flawlessly on Sierra 10.12.3 and now on 10.12.4 doesn't work at all.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Butch
BCM43224 still works.
Depending on your SMBIOS, you need an appropriate whitelist patch though...
 
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Thanks, nice to know that I don't have to swap cards yet another time. Would it be possible to direct me to a guide that discusses how to incorporate a whitelist patch for this particular card into the SMBIOS?

Thanks again.
 

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Hi RehabMan,

Your fake pci id works well in my laptop HP pro 430 g1
Is your kexts along with config.plist only for laptop?
Are they also applicable for hackintosh PC?

Thanks.
 

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Hi RehabMan,

Your fake pci id works well in my laptop HP pro 430 g1
Is your kexts along with config.plist only for laptop?
Are they also applicable for hackintosh PC?

Thanks.
FakePCIID kexts are not specific to laptops.
 

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Thanks for your confirmation.
How about config.plist for intel graphics ? Are they also not specific to laptop ?
I need Intel HD 530 config list for my PC.
Your profile indicates HD530 laptop...
Desktops can require different settings for ig-platform-id.
 
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I would like to ask, if it is possible to use FakePCIID to make Thunderboltcard (like Gigabyte AlpineRidge) appear under Thunderbolt Entry in System Profiler. If so: what should i do to make it possible.

Right now the card is detected and connected devices are working as expected. Also the card could be find in IOReg-tree.
No special patch (neither in clover or kext-patch) is needed to make it work. Only thing: it does NOT appear within System Profiler under Thunderbolt Devices.

Just need a push into right direction.
 
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