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[Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2

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so, I, too, have a BCM94360CD card. The thing was recognized the instant I plugged it in. I bought it from osx wifi, I just went ahead and bought the prebuilt one to save myself some time. however, while it was natively recognized and continuity/handoff and airdrop work, the speed is abysmal. I'm maxing out on 1mbps with it on osx. On linux and windows, it gets at least 20mbps (which is my home connection speed on an average day), as does ethernet.

Everything about it works, but under osx it's slow as hell. Anyone else have this problem, and if so, were they able to fix it?
Antenna installation problem?

Are you using a 5ghz patch? Did you apply the correct one for your region?

Did you disable "Wake on network access" in SysPrefs->Energy Saver?
(to avoid slow speeds after wake from sleep)
 
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One question. I'm looking for wifi+bt card to work OOB.
And it writes:
BCM94360CD/BCM9331CD native Airport (WiFi) and BT4LE (PCIe 1x, not HM)

  1. 4331 - 10.10 Whitelist
But what does that mean? not HM?
Whitelist is probably only for laptop?

I will be using this card with pcie adapter in stationary pc. I'm looking to buy this "BCM94331CD Dual-band 2.4&5G 450M BT4.0 4Antennas Wireless Network Card BT4.0 for Mac rival BCM94360CD".

Or better choose some other card (which are more expensive, this one is 27eur+tax)?

edit: not HM = Half Mini :)
 
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Hello to all,
i buy a fenvi FV-T919 BCM4360CD here's the link http://www.fenvi.com/brand_view.php?id=366
This works OTB wireless 2.4 and 5 Ghz, Airdrop works, instant hotspot works.
Bluetooth is on but i cannot pair with my iphone or any bluetooth device, handoff and call from mac won't work.
Here is hardware output in system:
Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 4.4.4f4 17685
Hardware, Features, and Settings:
Name: Maniana’s iMac
Address:
Bluetooth Low Energy Supported: Yes
Handoff Supported: Yes
Instant Hot Spot Supported: Yes
Manufacturer: Broadcom
Transport: USB
Chipset: 20702B0
Firmware Version: v118 c9121
Bluetooth Power: On
Discoverable: Off
Connectable: No
Auto Seek Pointing: On
Remote wake: On
Vendor ID: 0x05AC
Product ID: 0x8289
HCI Version: 4.0 (0x6)
HCI Revision: 0x23A1
LMP Version: 4.0 (0x6)
LMP Subversion: 0x4176
Device Type (Major): Computer
Device Type (Complete): Mac Desktop
Composite Class Of Device: 0x380104
Device Class (Major): 0x01
Device Class (Minor): 0x01
Service Class: 0x1C0
Auto Seek Keyboard: On
Wi-fi:
Software Versions:
CoreWLAN: 11.0 (1101.20)
CoreWLANKit: 11.0 (1101.20)
Menu Extra: 11.0 (1121.34)
System Information: 12.0 (1100.2)
IO80211 Family: 11.1 (1110.26)
Diagnostics: 5.1 (510.88)
AirPort Utility: 6.3.6 (636.5)
Interfaces:
en1:
Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x112)
Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.21.95.175.1a6)
MAC Address:
Locale: RoW
Country Code: GB
Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Wake On Wireless: Supported
AirDrop: Supported, Channel 44
Status: Connected

On bluetooth i point that on connectable say NO, i compare other photos on this topic and i see YES, but mine is NO.
The BCM4360CD is made to work OTB but if i have something wrong on my hack please help.
My config is mac 14.1 late 2013,
Thank you.
 
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How do I delete this post?
 
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@toleda

Here is another patch for SMBIOS whitelist for 4360bgn.

Comment: AirPortBrcm4360 whitelist patch (board-id), credit RehabMan
Name: AirPortBrcm4360
Find: <31db4c3b 65d87512>
Replace: <31dbffc3 90909090>

Instead of patching the SMBIOS strings in the whitelist to match the SMBIOS in use, this patch just disables the SMBIOS whitelist patch completely. It needs no customization for the SMBIOS in use.

Applicability: at least 10.11.3, 10.11.4. Not tested with others.
 
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