- Feb 24, 2013
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Do you have it in the PCIe card or have it connected via the original M.2 wifi port?
ok.. good to know that despite being a 2.4GHz it works for 5GHz
It's on a PCIe card and PCIe is mounted on the last port. I don't think this module will fit in the onboard connector, maybe by breaking the shroud...I don't want to go that route.
Wifi can be 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, BT is 2.4Ghz...I don't know waht the new BT5.0 protocol is or what frequency its on....but after doing heavy research on this subject, USB cables, power cables etc also interfere with BT in general, so this long wired antenna helped.
I'm thinking of getting a longer extension cable and just literally moving the antennas far away from the PC case. I really think proper insulation of the card would have helped, but too lazy to do that.
I was really hoping on the onboard mod would work well, but had major issues if you remember a while back....so I just removed the Broadcom kextx and stuck to the OSXWifi module which works OOB (still Broadcom of course).
I am not sure if anyone has gotten their hands on the same module that's on the iMac Pro (I don't think its removable) so having that would be great.....I think we just need new Macs to come out with BT5.0 and maybe the range of those modules will be better...however Intel has started to put Wifi/BT inside of the chipset, so who knows maybe Apple will start using Intel BT/Wifi modules with the 9900k? (Z390 chipset).