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Hi Everyone,
I am building a new Hackintosh, I am trying to decide which M.2 bt and wifi card to buy, I do not have much experience with this, and I am a little bit confused my motherboard is Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming it has two M.2 slots the first slot I will use for SSD and the second slot I would like to use it for bt and wifi, but if so do I also need the antenna for this card ? Or I can use the PCI express slot as well, which route would you suggest ? can you please give me some links ?
 

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Hi Everyone,
I am building a new Hackintosh, I am trying to decide which M.2 bt and wifi card to buy, I do not have much experience with this, and I am a little bit confused my motherboard is Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming it has two M.2 slots the first slot I will use for SSD and the second slot I would like to use it for bt and wifi, but if so do I also need the antenna for this card ? Or I can use the PCI express slot as well, which route would you suggest ? can you please give me some links ?

I recently got a Z390 M Gaming motherboard to play around with. First, I was unable to get the CNVi slot to work with a Dell DW1830 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card. Neither Wi-Fi nor bluetooth worked.

So, your options are (1) PCI-e adaptor or (2) one of the m-key M.2 slots. Personally, I would just use a PCI-e adaptor in one of the PCI-e x1 slots. I wouldn't waste the M.2 slot on a device that just requires one lane.

As for which adaptor, I would look for one that uses Apple branded Wi-Fi/Bluetooth cards. BCM94360CD and BCM94360CSAX can do 1300Mbps. BCM94360CS2 can do 857Mbps.
 
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I recently got a Z390 M Gaming motherboard to play around with. First, I was unable to get the CNVi slot to work with a Dell DW1830 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card. Neither Wi-Fi nor bluetooth worked.

So, your options are (1) PCI-e adaptor or (2) one of the m-key M.2 slots. Personally, I would just use a PCI-e adaptor in one of the PCI-e x1 slots. I wouldn't waste the M.2 slot on a device that just requires one lane.

As for which adaptor, I would look for one that uses Apple branded Wi-Fi/Bluetooth cards. BCM94360CD and BCM94360CSAX can do 1300Mbps. BCM94360CS2 can do 857Mbps.

Hi thank you very much indeed, in this case I would like to use a BCM94360CS2 card and an 1X PCI Express adaptor, can you please give me the link of these two products there are so many and I am a little bit confues, I appreciate if you could help me with this, thanks.
 

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Hi thank you very much indeed, in this case I would like to use a BCM94360CS2 card and an 1X PCI Express adaptor, can you please give me the link of these two products there are so many and I am a little bit confues, I appreciate if you could help me with this, thanks.

The sellers whom I purchased from in the past no longer sell them... But if you do a search on eBay or Amazon, you should find plenty...

The one's I've used look very similar to this:
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I installed Mojave, but I have a problem with Broadcom Ethernet Driver. Here is the report taken from AIDA64 on windows 10. I need some help about this ethernet driver.
--------[ Windows Network ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) ]
Network Adapter Properties:
Network Adapter Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Interface Type Bluetooth Ethernet
Hardware Address 6C-71-D9-B2-C1-B4
Connection Name Bluetooth Network Connection
Connection Speed 3 Mbps
MTU 1500 bytes
Bytes Received 0
Bytes Sent 0
[ Broadcom 802.11abgn Wireless SDIO Adapter ]
Network Adapter Properties:
Network Adapter Broadcom 802.11abgn Wireless SDIO Adapter
Interface Type 802.11 Wireless Ethernet
Hardware Address 6C-71-D9-B2-C1-B5

Network Adapter Manufacturer:
Company Name Broadcom Corporation
Product Information Products
Driver Download Support
Driver Update http://www.aida64.com/driver-updates
[ Generic Mobile Broadband Adapter ]
Network Adapter Properties:
Network Adapter Generic Mobile Broadband Adapter
Interface Type Unknown
Hardware Address 98-90-B4-52-45-56
Connection Name Cellular
MTU 1500 bytes
Bytes Received 0
Bytes Sent 0
[ Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2 ]
Network Adapter Properties:
Network Adapter Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Interface Type 802.11 Wireless Ethernet
Hardware Address 6E-71-D9-B2-41-B5
Connection Name Local Area Connection* 3
MTU 1500 bytes
Bytes Received 0
Bytes Sent 0
WLAN Properties:
Network Type Infrastructure
[ Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter ]
Network Adapter Properties:
Network Adapter Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Interface Type 802.11 Wireless Ethernet
Hardware Address 6E-71-D9-B2-C1-B5
Connection Name Local Area Connection* 1
MTU 1500 bytes
Bytes Received 0
Bytes Sent 0
 
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OK, I'm at the end of self-help and it's time to reach out for a lifeline. I've got "Wi-Fi: No hardware installed" in the Mojave 14.4 menu bar but the card is working on the Windows 10 boot. Here it is in DPCIManager:

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 8.20.23 AM.png


Hardware as in profile, TP Link Archer T6E in PCIEX1_1 slot, nothing shared with that PCI channel. As per guide, I used kext Beast to install the Airport BRCM fixup in Library/Extensions and I already have a recent version of Lilu. I added a US country code boot argument for the fixup.

Do I need to extract the DSDT and add it to my config?

Everybody said the T6E and similar work "out of the box" in Mojave (pre 14.4).
 
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