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

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Interesting. I do use USB3 on pc. I might try this. Thank you
 
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For people with small formfactor pc’s, have a look at this device ngff to Apple wifi wit flexcable, works like a charm wit my S200
(ngff e-key is below the SSD and only a 2230 card (like this one) fits because of a heatsink that gets in the way)


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Are there any OOB-compatible bluetooth 5.0 cards?
MacBook Pro 16”-first mac with 5.0. And it’s soldered on motherboard...
Can‘t find any information about chipset.
We will be able to pick up an analogue soon. Too bad there is no WiFi 6 net card
 
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Hi,

I'm trying to make Wi-Fi and bluetooh work in my macOS Mojave 10.14 installation. I specify the component:
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus I Pro Wifi
  • Processor: I5-9600K
Is it possible to replace the card integrated in this board with a WiFi Card Mini PCI-E Broadcom BCM943602CS from a MacBook Pro Retina A1502 and get the WIFI and Bluetooh to work natively?

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Thank you in advance for your help
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to make Wi-Fi and bluetooh work in my macOS Mojave 10.14 installation. I specify the component:
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus I Pro Wifi
  • Processor: I5-9600K
Is it possible to replace the card integrated in this board with a WiFi Card Mini PCI-E Broadcom BCM943602CS from a MacBook Pro Retina A1502 and get the WIFI and Bluetooh to work natively?

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Thank you in advance for your help

In all the Gigabyte Z390 motherboard's I've seen, the CNVi port can only be used with Intel CNVi Wi-Fi/Bluetooth cards.
 
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And put the card in slot m.2. Nor would it be a solution? But what alternative would it be?
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And put the card in slot m.2. Nor would it be a solution? But what alternative would it be?
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As per forum rules, please complete your profile to include your CPU, motherboard, and GPU. This makes it much easier for others to help you.

Yes, it's possible to use the M.2 slots meant for SSDs for your Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card. There are adaptors made for just this purpose.

However, in my opinion, this is a waste of an M.2 slot and 4 PCI-e lanes. If you have available PCI-e slots, just use one of the x1 slots. This is much more efficient use of your PCI-e lanes.
 
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So for this motherboard with these components attached below would get the WiFI and Bluetooh to work natively and thus leave the M2 slot for an SSD.
With these two components would my motherboard work? Should I disable the integrated WiFI and BT?
 

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So for this motherboard with these components attached below would get the WiFI and Bluetooh to work natively and thus leave the M2 slot for an SSD.
With these two components would my motherboard work? Should I disable the integrated WiFI and BT?

Yes, that combination should work fine.

Yes, you should disable the built-in Wi-Fi. Personally, I would also disable the built-in Bluetooth.
 
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