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I have built my first hackintosh yesterday, with an Intel Core i5-8400 and a Gigabyte H370N WIFi Motherboard. I ordered the BCM94360CS2 WiFi card because I thought Wi-Fi on macOS would work natively. However, it seems like the computer isn't even recognizing the card. I disassembled the computer to make sure that I had installed it correctly. I had used an adapter from Hobbypower. I used the original screw that was used for the shield to screw the adapter in because the adapter didn't come with screws like it said it would, but I don't know if that has anything to do with the issue. I tried pushing down on the adapter to make sure it was seated properly, but Wi-Fi continues to not work. I have used a command that I saw online in Terminal,
ioreg -r -n ARPT, and it still seems that the card is not being detected. Are there any fixes for this?
 

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I have also tried reinstalling macOS, and it still doesn't work.
The CNVi slot on this motherboard is not pin-compatible with standard M.2 cards. However M.2 Key E cards might work.
 
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The CNVi slot on this motherboard is not pin-compatible with standard M.2 cards. However M.2 Key E cards might work.
I couldn't find any M.2 Key E adapters for the BCM94360CS2 online. Are there any that you can send me a link to see? Or do I need a different Wi-Fi card?
 

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Unfortunately that's a Mini PCIe adapter, which is also incompatible with CNVi. However, you might try something like the Dell DW1820A:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fr...RC0.A0.H0.Xdw1820a.TRS0&_nkw=dw1820a&_sacat=0

It's more complicated to set up, but there are several threads on the topic, including this one:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...ie-in-mojave-successfull.265130/#post-1866725

The easiest -- and fully out-of-box with zero post-installation work -- is a BCM94360CS2 mounted to a PCIe x1 adapter and inserted into a PCIe x1 slot on the motherboard. The Fenvi FV-T919 is a good example.

I used the following 2 pieces. Connecting the tiny antennas to the BCM card required a magnifying glass. The Fenvi comes fully assembled.

Then you can either remove the built-in WiFi/BT card or disable its USB port as follows:
  • Copy USBInjectAll.kext to CLOVER/kexts/Other
  • To be safe, copy also XHCI-Unsupported.kext to the same folder
  • Add the following boot argument in config.plist: -uia_exclude=HS14 (this assumes your BlueTooth is in USB 2.0 port labeled HS14, which is fairly typical for Gigabyte motherboards, but you can verify this in IORegistryExplorer under the "XHCI" or "XHC" node in the tree)
USB Inject All download:
https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-usb-inject-all/downloads/

XHCI-Unsupported download (it's inside the zip file):
https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-USB-Inject-All/archive/master.zip
 
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forget m.2 too many hassles with this board, try this instead
here it is, this the only solution works great on mojave no patching required
https://www.ebay.com/itm/173739121946
That adapter (Key A/E M.2 NGFF) may not work in the CNVi slot. It will most likely work properly in a regular M.2 (2230) slot, but it would be a wasted use of that slot. PCIe x1 adapter cards are preferred because they're known to work and they use the small x1 PCIe slot.

I actually asked the seller about it on eBay:

Reply to Question About M2 Card.png
 
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Gigabyte/Coffee Lake/M.2 solution, see Broadcom WiFi/Bluetooth [Guide] | Page 36/KevinAgnes/Post #358
Asus and ASRock/Coffee Lake/CNVi slot/remove Intel/replace with M.2/Key E Broadcom, see
ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-I Gaming Motherboard specs/pupin/#73/
Fascinating! So it's a dual-adapter strategy: Key-M --> Key-A-E --> BCM94360CS2 (mini-PCIe?)

On some Gigabyte boards we must check if there's enough room around the CNVi slot. On the Designare Z390, for example, there's no room because a PCIe x1 slot interferes.
 
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