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I popped in the Atheros AR5BHB92 (9280) into my build tonight. Signal was weak at first, but I've moved the antenna from my Z87N-wifi mobo from behind my monitor and it now has full signal strength. However, I am pulling in dismal speeds, 2-2.5Mb/s, when my other devices are getting the correct 18-20Mb/s. Has anybody experienced extremely slow speeds with the 9280 and what did you do to fix it? It's not due to congestion on my network. There are only three devices connected at the moment.

*EDIT* Curious...I restarted while doing unrelated retheming of chameleon bootloader, and have now got speeds of almost 6Mb/s. I have not changed anything, and this isn't the first restart since installing the new card. Will follow up should the situation change. Would still like faster speeds on par with the rest of my wireless devices.
 
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Can someone please explain to me what these 2 codes mean "Locale" and "Country" and if it does matter or not what we have?

I have listed as bellow:
Interfaces:
en1:
Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x855C)
Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.15.124.12.8)
MAC Address: 5xxxxxxxxx
Locale: Unknown
Country Code: XT
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, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Wake On Wireless: Supported
AirDrop: Supported
Status: Off
 
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Hi there all

Well done on the great kexts and helpful info.

I have a BCM943352 card. Bluetooth and 5Ghz WiFi working great, but if I try to connect to a 2.4Ghz network I always get "Connection timeout" error.

Currently using Bluetooth Firmware Uploader and toledaARPT.kext.zip

Any ideas?

Thanks
 
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I have an Atheros AR5b95 card that Yosemite is not recognizing connected. DPCIManager recognizes it and lists as 168c 002b.

I applied the toledaArpt.kext as suggested but nothing changes. If I apply the IO802011Family.kext The mac recognizes the card is connected and lists it's id properly but no networks are shown as available 2.4, 5, open and protected. Any help is much appreciated.
 
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Hi Guys is GYMLE compatible with these Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP?
 
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Hi Guys is GYMLE compatible with these Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP?
Answer my question! Yes GYMLE compatible all these profiles also compatible profile list down below;

Ps: I got this list from GYMLE support.

 
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BTW, interesting observation of bluetooth on BCM94352 HMB: it would fail to pair, fail to reconnect to already paired devices and works very choppy when booted with kernel caches, but if you boot with kernel caches disabled - it works fine, figures.

Also, the disposition of the items in "USB Device Tree" tab changes with/without caches. May be it has something to do with bluetooth stability. With caches enabled - you would not see your bluetooth adapter listed until you click on the last USB hub, then it would magically appear. When caches disabled - it would be present in the device tree right away. Is there a way to exclude BTFirmwareUploader kext from being cached?
When I boot without kernel caches, it stops working. It finds my BT devices but can't pair to them. Works choppy when I boot with kernel caches on and use my BT mouse.

Any solution to that? Worked flawlessly on Mavericks.
 
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This is what I got from my Service Manual (Dv7t-7000)

Support for the following WLAN formats:

● Atheros 9485GN 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi and 3012 Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter
● Atheros WB225 802.11b/g/n 1×1 Bluetooth Combo Adapter
● Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi and 20702 Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter
● Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 WLAN module

Anyone know of a wifi + bluetooth card that might play well with my laptop?
 

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This is what I got from my Service Manual (Dv7t-7000)

Support for the following WLAN formats:

● Atheros 9485GN 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi and 3012 Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter
● Atheros WB225 802.11b/g/n 1×1 Bluetooth Combo Adapter
● Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi and 20702 Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter
● Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 WLAN module

Anyone know of a wifi + bluetooth card that might play well with my laptop?
None of those devices are supported in OS X.

If your laptop uses a whitelist, you could re-brand an AR9280 as AR9485 (you'll need to know the IDs HP BIOS is looking for) then do some patching to make the drivers work. If you decide to go that route, read the relevant info here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-laptop-support/144302-hp-folio-13-guide-yosemite-mavericks.html
 
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