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I guess this problem is being resolved, more companies are now creating a m.2 key m to m.2 wifi adapter with usb headers
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079NB8J3B/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

http://ableconn.com/support_1.php?gid=132

@ALL

With regards to alternative solutions for CNVi WiFi/BT equipped systems...

If your shot on spare full sized PCIe slots then this is probably a good solution ... but if you have a spare PCIe slot then an add-in card using BCM943602CS chip-set is a far better solution, half the price and nativity supported by MacOS.

See my updated post on CNVi for a bit more info...

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Hello guys,

I got this USB Bluetooth dongle : https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B007MKMJGO/?tag=tonymacx8607-21
After I have installed BrcmPatchRAM2.kext + BrcmFirmwareData.kext in the EFI kext folder, I am able to see my phone (Samsung s7 edge) bluetooth, but my Airpods are still not detected. What's wrong ? :(
 
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Hi, I have bcm94352z and i was able to get it fully working but after some time and upates it starts giving problem.

I am trying to find a M2 wifi card to have wifi and bt fully working.

I read those on the first post

  • M.2: BCM943602BAED/DW1830 - native WiFi/ac and BT4LE
    • Laptop issues/solutions, see jaymonkey/Post #138
  • M.2: BCM94350ZAE/DW1820A - native WiFi/ac and BT4LE


But searching on the web I read that even these native carda need kexts or patches or dsdt patches.
Is these true? Is there some m2 card which works without any patch or kexts?

Thank you.
 
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Is there some m2 card which works without any patch or kexts?
Andy, you could use a original macbook air card BCM94360CS2 with a M.2 key E to mac Wlan! no kexts or patch needed and everything working out of the box.
 
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