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Thanx again, i will try that ASAP. However I can confirm that the broadcom card is 100% working because I used it on my regular setup (which I intend to replace by this new build). That's why I am so puzzled, I execpted a plug & play experience One could say it is not 1 big issue, but the fact of not knowing makes my a** itch...

I will report soon, thanx a lot for your time !
 
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Hey there, i report a weird success! The ssdt did what it was made for, disabling the intel wifi. But still no broadcom wifi.

I had the idea of putting the GPU on the middle slot and the PCIe adapter on the top slot (see pics), and everything worked perfectly. I had tried the PCIe card on the middle slot without success though...

Anyways, that solution works for me, and the GPU benchmarks are even a little bit better !

Thanx everyone, @Edhawk & @Feartech, for your help !
 

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I have a PCIe card with a Broadcom chip, according to Hackintool a BCM43602. Have had that card for ages, WIFI is fine, BT was working OK with previous Hacks and MacOS's.

Now that I have upgraded to Monterey 12.5, after sleep the bluetoothd will use 200% CPU and stop working. Off/on switching will bring it back to normal. Not good.

I investigated further, BT is not 100% working even before sleep. My iPhone and iPad will connect with some effort, but drop off after a second or so. A BT speaker works OK, airdrop from iPhone to Hack works.

What is the recipe for a 100% working BT under Monterey using a Broadcom chip?
 

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Use no patches, use no additional kexts, just use the native kexts from macOS.

I have Big Sur, Monterey and Ventura running on a number of hacks, all with BCM4360CD, BCM43602CS or BCM4260CS2 cards mounted on PCIe cards, with the bluetooth module connected to a motherboard header.

I don't need anything extra for the Bluetooth to work. It works with the native kexts.

The main thing that messes with Bluetooth is not having your USB ports configured correctly.
 
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Use no patches, use no additional kexts, just use the native kexts from macOS.

I have Big Sur, Monterey and Ventura running on a number of hacks, all with BCM4360CD, BCM43602CS or BCM4260CS2 cards mounted on PCIe cards, with the bluetooth module connected to a motherboard header.

I don't need anything extra for the Bluetooth to work. It works with the native kexts.

The main thing that messes with Bluetooth is not having your USB ports configured correctly.
OK. And stuff like Airdrop from Hack to iPhone works for you? Continuity? You can connect from iPhone to Hack without the connection dropping after 1-2 seconds?

No BT weirdness and huge CPU loads after sleep?
 
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I have a PCIe card with a Broadcom chip, according to Hackintool a BCM43602. Have had that card for ages, WIFI is fine, BT was working OK with previous Hacks and MacOS's.

Now that I have upgraded to Monterey 12.5, after sleep the bluetoothd will use 200% CPU and stop working. Off/on switching will bring it back to normal. Not good.

I investigated further, BT is not 100% working even before sleep. My iPhone and iPad will connect with some effort, but drop off after a second or so. A BT speaker works OK, airdrop from iPhone to Hack works.

What is the recipe for a 100% working BT under Monterey using a Broadcom chip?
sleepwatcher, https://www.bernhard-baehr.de/ , for wake problem concerning bluetooth

I also had the same problem
 
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sleepwatcher, https://www.bernhard-baehr.de/ , for wake problem concerning bluetooth

I also had the same problem
I have seen this solution. I may implement it at some point, but as the OC developers are still working on BT improvements for Monterey and later, I will wait for what they will come up with for now.

I have BT switched off most of the time, turns out I only need it sporadically.
 
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Anybody had success with running DBT-122 USB bluetooth dongle on Monterey? It works "out of box" on 10.5.8 Macosx Leopard.
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We are hacking in more modern times at the moment, If you wish to come aboard adjust your needs to something more oriented to the present era of hacking, at least as far as your hardware is concerned.

Greetings Henties
 
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We are hacking in more modern times at the moment, If you wish to come aboard adjust your needs to something more oriented to the present era of hacking, at least as far as your hardware is concerned.

Greetings Henties
how unromantic :lol:
 
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