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[Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2

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Sorry I wasn't clear, I've already tried the methods listed under that section in Post #1 and they didn't work.
To be clear, your attached config.plist patches are not from Post #1. Try again.
 
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Hi, not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I am using the IOBluetoothFamily kext patch from config-bcm94352-102.plist, so I attached my config.plist to show that. Is there anything else that I should have done?

To be clear, your attached config.plist patches are not from Post #1. Try again.
 

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Country code is easily replaceable in the patch
@the-darkvoid,

Many thanks for the country-code examples DV,
I got a lot on today but will try and find time to test and confirm if working.

@All,

I've got a bit of an odd WiFi setup in that my routers CC is set to DE by default, my Laptop Hack is US (at the moment) and am surrounded by houses on both sides transmitting GB CC's.

My understanding is that many wifi devices (AP's and clients) will interrogate local 802.11d beacons and set the CC, channel power & available channels to a common denominator .... i've been looking at trying to disable this feature which i believe is controlled by the 802.11d protocol.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11d-2001

After a bit of searching I found a command line patch on a Russian site which supposedly disables the 802.11d feature in OS X and it does seem to help.

http://wifi-mac.blogspot.ru/2013/03/80211d-macos.html

Warning: Depending on the country you live in this may be a departure from local regulations so use with caution, but if your trying to overcome country code, signal strength and channel issues it may help. I've converted it to Clover kext patch.

Code:
           <dict>
                <key>Comment</key>
                <string>Disable 802.1d Beacon</string>
                <key>Find</key>
                <data>
                JMgFAABrEA==
                </data>
                <key>Name</key>
                <string>AirPortBrcm4360</string>
                <key>Replace</key>
                <data>
                JMgFAAD//w==
                </data>
            </dict>
Note: that disabling 802.11d is OS X Version and WiFi device/kext dependant, the patch above is for Yosemite 10.10.2+ using AirPortBrcm4360 kext.

This patch is not for everyone ..... if your WiFi is working ok then don't use it, however if your in a strange situation like me and want to disable the influence of 802.11d within the OS X WiFi Network stack it might be worth experimenting with.

Cheers
Jay
 
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I understand what went wrong now, I need to use a proper plist editor rather than textedit. I've got everything working now, thanks.

To be clear, your attached config.plist patches are not from Post #1. Try again.
 
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If I were to employ FakePCIID for BCM94352 method do I still need the 5GHz patch? Seeing it already faking to a BCM94360. If so, anyone has values to search for 10.10.3 for ROW?
 
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I'm looking to buy the BCM94352HMB from eBay. Is there any risk buying it from there? I want to upgrade my wireless-N card anyway- so is this the best one that is also compatible with OSX?

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e11063.m43.l1123/7?euid=4bdc14de114643c48867a932f380527b&loc=http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281413514519&ssPageName=ADME:X:BOCOR:AU:1123
There is risk in buying anything from anywhere.

That said, I have purchased quite a few WiFi cards from ebay with great success. Just pay attention to the vendor's reputation.
 
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Rehabman et al. thank you very much for providing support for this thread and I appreciate that very much. I need help in figuring out why my BT does not work after system goes to sleep.

I have employed Clover patches as suggested in the guide and placed BrcmPatchRAM.kext in the 10.10 of clover/kexts. I have tried rebooting with and without codecommander.kext but no bluetooth after sleep. I am using Vanilla BT and IO80211family Kexts.

With fresh boot Bluetooth works flawless with continuity and handoff support 5GHz WiFi and I can use apple BT keyboard and magic mouse.

Please see attached picture of the BT profile and looking forward to hear any troubleshoot steps.

Thank you.

Issue Resolved - I recalled that the issue appeared after I updated clover.plist with 5GHz patch, however, in my previous plist i have used BTFirmware Updater from EmilyDinesh and that worked well. I deleted BrcmPatchRAM.kext and installed the new version of BTFirmware Updater (v2.8) and also applied 5GHz and handoff patch to my working config.plist. This resolved the issue. Thanks
 

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Rehabman et al. thank you very much for providing support for this thread and I appreciate that very much. I need help in figuring out why my BT does not work after system goes to sleep.

I have employed Clover patches as suggested in the guide and placed BrcmPatchRAM.kext in the 10.10 of clover/kexts. I have tried rebooting with and without codecommander.kext but no bluetooth after sleep. I am using Vanilla BT and IO80211family Kexts.

With fresh boot Bluetooth works flawless with continuity and handoff support 5GHz WiFi and I can use apple BT keyboard and magic mouse.

Please see attached picture of the BT profile and looking forward to hear any troubleshoot steps.

Thank you.

Issue Resolved - I recalled that the issue appeared after I updated clover.plist with 5GHz patch, however, in my previous plist i have used BTFirmware Updater from EmilyDinesh and that worked well. I deleted BrcmPatchRAM.kext and installed the new version of BTFirmware Updater (v2.8) and also applied 5GHz and handoff patch to my working config.plist. This resolved the issue. Thanks
BrcmPatchRAM should be installed to /S/L/E.

In fact, all kexts should be installed to /S/L/E.

Note: BTFirmwareUploader.kext is not recommended. It is known to be buggy on wake from sleep, and likely to stay that way due to the fact that it is closed source.
 
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