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can't use any Broadcom Wifi/Bluetooth with this mobo since the M.2 Wifi slot is now a CNVi slot, is that correct?
Yes.
Unlikely a M.2/M Key to M.2/A/E Key adapter will ever exist
A M.2/M Key to PCIe Half Mini adapter may be possible
Likely, a PCIe to PCIe Half Mini adapter is your only Coffee Lake/Broadcom solution.
 
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A M.2/M Key to PCIe Half Mini adapter may be possible
Likely, a PCIe to PCIe Half Mini adapter is your only Coffee Lake/Broadcom solution.
Yeap, I think is the only way rather than the single PCI-E .

Cheers!
 

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Yes, I guess is bad news because I tried with the Bcm94352z Dell DW1560 and the card was not recognized!
Did you try taping the WiFi & BT disable pins 56 & 54 .... as i had to do when fitting DW1830 see my post here without taping the card was not seen on the PCIe bus ... worth a try.

Use a sharp Knife (or scalpel) to cut some slim slithers of tape and put them over those pins/lines .. follow the link in my post for more info (about half way down the post)

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@KevinAgnes,

If you can fit a half hight (or full) PCIe card in your case then you could go for one of these :-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WiFi-Wir...943602CS-16000M-802-11AC-BLE-4-1/253570297453

I recently fitted one in my desk top hack ... AC WiFi and BTLE4.1 worked like a charm OTB no additional kext's or patches needed as its a native Apple card.

Good option right now for desktops
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Thanks for the tip! For the moment I use a GPU but it´s a good option for the future.

Did you try taping the WiFi & BT disable pins 56 & 54 .... as i had to do when fitting DW1830 see my post here without taping the card was not seen on the PCIe bus ... worth a try.
I will try that! :)

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Did you try taping the WiFi & BT disable pins 56 & 54 .... as i had to do when fitting DW1830 see my post here without taping the card was not seen on the PCIe bus ... worth a try.
No luck either! :/
 
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Yes.
Unlikely a M.2/M Key to M.2/E Key adapter will ever exist
A M.2/M Key to PCIe Half Mini adapter may be possible
Likely, a PCIe to PCIe Half Mini adapter is your only Coffee Lake/Broadcom solution.
hi Toleda, hi to all!
I have a problem: on bcm 94352z wifi works at 2,5ghz/5ghz - ok! but bluetooth is not available , and in system preferences/about this Mac / bluetooth - no information found.
can you help me with?
best wishes!
 

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