Continuity and Handoff Capable Apple Mini Cards + PCIe and mini-PCIe Adapters

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  1. Smexhy

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    Jul 19, 2017 at 2:10 PM #671
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    I don't understand. You bought this: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00WCP2LAI/?tag=tonymacx8603-21 and just plugged it in? Don't you need some additional module or something into this PCIe card? Where I have to connect these antennas? Sorry for dumb questions.
     
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    Jul 19, 2017 at 8:41 PM #672
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    Oops- the module was part of it for 45€ I thought it was included in amazon's offer. Sry for confusion!
     
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    Aug 4, 2017 at 6:06 PM #673
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    Got one of those cards today. Everything seemed to work, except for Continuity. Logged out of and then back in to iCloud on both the computer and the iPhone, and Wi-Fi calling stopped working - in addition to the above-mentioned woes. Have spent hours already, but the only wireless feature that is still operational is AirDrop. Any ideas?
     
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    Aug 4, 2017 at 6:32 PM #674
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    Fixed the calls by trashing /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist . Continuity still not there..
     
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    Aug 11, 2017 at 7:17 AM #675
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    Has anyone tried sticking this into an M.2 Slot? It's sorta my last option because the new motherboard I'm getting doesn't have any Pci X1 slots (which are needed to support Bluetooth AND WiFi simultaneously)
     
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    Aug 11, 2017 at 7:26 AM #676
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    It honestly took me awhile to figure this damn thread out too... So the "card" everyone is talking about is an M.2 wifi chip from Apple. This is the main thing you need to get the continuity to work.
    It started to get confusing when people said you NEED the adapters that go with it. But in reality, all you really need the adapters for are to convert the M.2 to PCI-e or whatever suits your board.
    So I just bought this, which is the "card," and this, which is the PCI X1 "adapter" so it will fit in my motherboard. VERY confusing for me too, so you're not alone.

    And yes, the person who just plugged an adapter in his board and thinks it works... should leave the community.
     
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    Aug 12, 2017 at 12:54 AM #677
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    Yeah, I didn’t even know some “M.2” is a thing in motherboard as I am using old Dell motherboard in my optiplex, which is working very good anyway btw. But also I ordered yeterday from aliexpress card Fenvi FV-T919 which should work perfectly with hackintosh too (at least everybody confirmed it here). Next problem was I thought I am fu**ed up as my PCIe 1x is unavailable due to GTX 950 gpu which is 2-slot card and is just next to that slot. But again, everyone including seller of the card said, that even when I put it to the PCIe 16x it should work.

    Now my biggest worries are, that it’s price of the card is over 50€ (its from China) and here in EU are some problems if the customs officers find out the product I bought out of EU is higher than 22€. Amazon is not thing for us in EU, so the only way I find was aliexpress. I hope so much everything will be fine and work as well.

    Sorry for this shitpost, needed to tell it to the world :shh:
     
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    Anybody have a good recommendation for H270-WIFI board, i actually have a Apple original BCM94360CS2 Card with M.2 NGFF Adapter but is there something better and fully compatible?
     
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    I don't know what could be more compatible with hackintosh than the original WiFi/BT card from Apple.
     
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    Ok I need some help, any advice is appreciated!
    So I just received my new BCM94360CD and my PCIe x1 Adapter. I know from reading past comments, you're only supposed to use it in the x1 slot because some boards disable WiFi + BT on one PCIe. However my motherboard doesn't have an x1, so I use my x16.
    In Windows, I have both BT + WiFi working, so that means my board does not disable BT + WiFi on one PCIe. However in macOS, I can only get WiFi working (Bluetooth says it "Can't find any information" under System Report)

    Any known fixes or better ideas?
    My mobo has 2 PCI 32-bit slots. If I bought an adapter, could I get it working there?

    Edit: Install BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext
     
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