- Mar 4, 2012
- Intel NUC8i7BEH
- Core i7-8559U
- Iris Plus 655
Heads up, AirportItlwm.kext 1.3.0 has been released. I did a comparison with 1.2.0 and see significant speed increases.
Before: 55mbps/10.2 up
After: 219.22 mbps/10.72 up
Booted under Windows and/or using ethernet on macOS, I get 235 down and the same up, so very close.
The main difference is that AirportItlwm is still limited to wireless N mode (300Mbps max) and the Windows driver supports AC (780/866 Mbps rx/tx were the numbers reported in Windows).
No changes/improvements with airdrop / connecting to hotspots.
Edit: add url: https://github.com/OpenIntelWireless/itlwm/releases/tag/v1.3.0
Great news, AirportItlwm.kext 2.0.0 is now out with full AC (and Monterey) support!
This version brings performance to the next level: iwm/iwx: Add support for 802.11AC iwm/iwx: Add support for VHT160 (160MHz) Add support for LDPC and STBC Improve RA rate scaling algorithm to sup...
PHY Mode is now reported as 802.11ac on my wifi connection with a Tx rate of 867 Mbps, bringing this on-par with the Windows Intel wifi driver.
My WAN connection isn't fast enough to test past 230 Mbps so I haven't done any real world throughput benchmarking.
AirDrop, connect to personal hotspot and unlock with Apple Watch support are still not working, so issues with continuity features remain. Hopefully the devs will prioritize those for the next release given AC mode now works.