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Hi, I ordered a CSR 4.0 bluetooth dongle, and read that these work natively with Mac.
To use it, do I need any kexts or editing, or is it just plug and use?
Note, currently (without the dongle), the bluetooth option doesn't show in System Preferences.


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Link to the one you bought? Typically it's just plug-and-play. I have an AZIO BTD-401 and it works like a charm.
 
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Yes, I have it working too although wifi seems to "sleep" when my screen turns off and then takes about a minute to "wake". Bluetooth still works as it will wake my machine but Apple Watch unlock isn't working. So close!
 
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Link to the one you bought? Typically it's just plug-and-play. I have an AZIO BTD-401 and it works like a charm.
I bought it in Korea, but it's basically the same as other CSR4.0 dongles, i think.

In System Information, it shows as CSR8510 A10 under "USB".
But when I plug it in, in System Preferences, there is no option for "Bluetooth" Preference.
And in System Information, under "Bluetooth", it just says "No Information Found".

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Hi guys,

Am new to this community and have recently installed Hackintosh on my Dell Inspiron 3543 with built-in wifi module(Broadcom 43142a0 0a5c:21d7), I have gone through all the forums and community for help and tried to get my wifi and bluetooth working using the following guides:
1. https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/broadcom-wifi-bluetooth-guide.242423/
2. https://github.com/acidanthera/AirportBrcmFixup
3. https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM
but nothing helped, I at least some time get the firmware loaded but that's also gets into kextd stall or busy timeout

I currently don't want to buy a new wireless card for my laptop, can any one help me in this regard and if possible can any one provide information on how to change my windows wifi drivers(.hex extracted from driver) or linux (.hcd driver)to mac kext.

I have attached some images, which could help
 

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Hi guys,

Am new to this community and have recently installed Hackintosh on my Dell Inspiron 3543 with built-in wifi module(Broadcom 43142a0 0a5c:21d7), I have gone through all the forums and community for help and tried to get my wifi and bluetooth working using the following guides:
1. https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/broadcom-wifi-bluetooth-guide.242423/
2. https://github.com/acidanthera/AirportBrcmFixup
3. https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM
but nothing helped, I at least some time get the firmware loaded but that's also gets into kextd stall or busy timeout

I currently don't want to buy a new wireless card for my laptop, can any one help me in this regard and if possible can any one provide information on how to change my windows wifi drivers(.hex extracted from driver) or linux (.hcd driver)to mac kext.

I have attached some images, which could help
It looks like the Nvidia graphics is your problem.

Please see the following thread:
 
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It looks like the Nvidia graphics is your problem.

Please see the following thread:
Thanks for the reply but i haven't installed Nvidia, but the contents displayed is due to -v flag in the boot args for debugging purpose, its showing the errors in the wifi module
 

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Thanks for the reply but i haven't installed Nvidia, but the contents displayed is due to -v flag in the boot args for debugging purpose, its showing the errors in the wifi module
This shows graphics error:
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Do you know the actual Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card that is installed in your system?
What version of macOS are you installing?
What do you see in System Information > USB?
 
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Oh I had no idea of the error which you marked in the image and the wifi/Bluetooth hardware installed is Broadcom 43142a0 0a5c:21d7 (dell wireless 1704 drivers) and the macos version which i have installed is 10.13.6(high Sierra)IMG_20191027_192805.jpgIMG_20191027_192910.jpg
 
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Oh I had no idea of the error which you marked in the image and the wifi/Bluetooth hardware installed is Broadcom 43142a0 0a5c:21d7 (dell wireless 1704 drivers) andView attachment 432937View attachment 432938 the macos version which i have installed is 10.13.6(high Sierra)
 
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the device and the vendor id are different, the driver dell 1704 is same but my issue is that my drivers are getting loaded but are failing as bust timeout or can't load kext com.apple.drivers.AirPortBrcm43xx - link failed
 

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