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F..k I installed BrcmNonPatchRAM2 instead of BrcmPatchRAM2. Thank you very much RehabMan for your help
 

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F..k I installed BrcmNonPatchRAM2 instead of BrcmPatchRAM2. Thank you very much RehabMan for your help

Mistakes are why you should always double check your work.
 
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You don't need the airportbcm kext. The BRCM943602CS is natively supported by macOS.

As for disconnecting and reconnecting, I don't know. I guess you should check that the antennas, pigtail antennas, etc are connected well.

I don't see why updating from El Capitan to Mojave can mess with the reception.

thanks for your answer. you made me remember that even with sierra the combo card worked fine and oob for some time than suddenly started behaving that way (continuous disconnects).
so I removed all kexts and did some tests and, incredible, it seems the problem is the hdmi cable connection! when i connect a monitor via dvi connection, WiFi works perfectly, if i connect my main tv/monitor via hdmi, i have the disconnecting problem!

never seen something like that, maybe a interference or the hdmi connector make some strange grounding.. will try to put the boards more far from each other and see if the hdmi connector touches the chassis in some metal part.. thanks again!
 
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fixed! googling i saw it is a common problem after all, some hdmi cables make the WiFi connection (2.4ghz) crazy! i switched to 5ghz style connection on the Mac, and now WiFi is working perfectly even using hdmi out.. wonderful! crazy stuff... good night! :)
 
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Hi guys. Im buying this on ebay and work plug and play.
 

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I have the MOBO: H370M whit the M.2 Socket 1 connector for an Intel® CNVi wireless module only (CNVI).
I bought the M.2 DW1560 BCM94352Z.

No life signal from any wifi or bluetooth hardware.

Did I do it so wrong?




@KevinAgnes,

Thanks for posting those pictures, very useful reference .... you can clearly see that the CNVi card does indeed have pins where the 'A' key is on the DW1560 so it looks like CNVi is quite a bit different to standard E+A WiFi/BT cards in its pin/line interfacing.



I don't see how you think that adapter will help, it converts key types E & E+A to Key type M which is reserved for M.2 NGFF SSD's (Nvme or Sata). Since the 9560NGW card is Key type E then its safe to assume that the slot is also Key Type E which is correct for PCIe WiFI and USB BT so I cant see how converting to Key Type M is go to help with a slot type thats key type E (hope that makes sense .... )

I suspect that all the logic lines are available for you to use something like a DW1560 but your BIOS is reserving the slot for CNVi ... its also quite possible that Intel has locked CNVi into the chipset which is something thats being discussed on the hardware forums at the moment ... no ones knows for sure if they have or haven't ATM ... simply not enough is know about it right now.

The downside is that if they have locked CNVi to the chipset then there will be no way to use standard M.2 WiFI/BT cards like DW1560 and DW1830 ... the only hope would be that Intel open/license the standard to 3rd party manufacturers such as Broadcom or Atheros.

So I think your only option right now is PCIe as both myself and Tolida have already written.

Good Luck with it
Keep us posted
Cheers
Jay
 

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No life signal from any wifi or bluetooth hardware.

Did I do it so wrong?
Expected, Gigabyte M.2/CNVi only supports Intel CNVi; M.2/Broadcom WiFi/BT does not work in that slot.
With the proper adapter, M.2/Broadcom WiFi/BT will work in the other motherboard M.2 connector(s).
 

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Hi Toleda,

Nice to see that you created a new up-to-date guide on this subject.

Just thought i'd let you know that I have had very good success with BCM43602 (DW1830) ... however on some laptops it may not work OTB or suffer from poor wifi performance after sleep/wake.

DW1830 - WiFi or BT Not working

On a some laptops the WiFi and/or BT may not work OTB after installing the required kext's and patches ... in this instance the device will not been seen on the PCI (or USB) bus and will not be isolated to just MacOS but any OS that you have installed, and no its not because or a white or black list (at least in my case).

For me the issue seems to lie in the BIOS logic for controlling the WiFi & BT enable lines on the M.2 card (pins 54 & 56) and can be resolved by taping/masking these pins.

I wrote about my findings in the following post :-

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...7-7500u-kaby-lake.213327/page-17#post-1609866


DW1830 - Poor WiFi performance after sleep/wake

On my HP Spectre X360 the DW1830 WiFi suffers from poor wifi performance after sleep/wake which is not related to Wake on Lan. Its possible that this issue is either specific to a select few laptops or the firmware flashed into the clone DW1830 cards bought on eBay. After a lot of experimenting I was able to find a workaround for the problem which i wrote about in the following post :-

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...ith-bcm943602baed-dw1830.236009/#post-1617689

Just thought i'd share these two links in this thread for anyone who might encounter similar issues ... feel free to add the links to your guide if you want.

Cheers
Jay
Hey. Thanks for your information on this card. I am currently using it in my Dell Optiplex 7010 and all is working great except one thing - bluetooth. I have injected all the kexts and bluetooth shows as available and I can toggle it on and off, but it will not detect devices even when right next to the computer. When in windows, however, the bluetooth works great! Let me know if you can help me on this. Thanks again.
 

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it will not detect devices
Is USB configured properly? See Post #1/BT Injection/BrcmPatchRAM/RehabMan/2. Correctly configured USB
No Problem Reporting files
 
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