How To: Build your own "Real" Airport Card

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  1. mareko2

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    Sep 16, 2014 at 6:36 PM #751
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    Yes it does. This PCI-E adapter is using Broadcom BCM94360CD card found in iMac 2013.
     
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    Sep 21, 2014 at 3:23 AM #752
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    What's the approximate range of the Bluetooth on those cards?
     
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    Sep 26, 2014 at 5:35 PM #753
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    It works without any issues inside my 12' x 15' room.
     
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    Dec 29, 2014 at 5:58 AM #754
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    I have bought this:
    http://www.ebay.at/itm/271642347250?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    and this:
    http://www.ebay.at/itm/221598824700?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649j

    and i would like to use it also with Windows 8.1 x64 but no luck on that until now. Has anyone information if the cards also can work under windows 8.1?

    I have found different vendor pages like from asus, where I can download a driver (e.g. http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=G750JW) but in the device manager it says that the device can't be started... :(

    Best regards,
    Fox
     
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    May 4, 2015 at 5:07 AM #755
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    I have this card Broadcom AzureWave BCM94352HMB 802.11ac 867Mbps WLAN BT4.0 Half Mini PCI-E WiFi
    I want to buy adapter for this card. give me right link for this card.
    Thank you.
     
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    May 4, 2015 at 5:29 AM #756
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    This $16 kit appears to include the adapter you seek: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JBFF2W6/
    I am not 100% sure, so please investigate the specs.
    This adapter should allow the BCM94352HMB PCI Express Mini Cards to passively connect to a 1x PCIe slot in your CustoMac.
    The kit also includes two antennas, which hopefully allow enough gain to enable 801.11ac 700+ mbps wi-fi, assuming you have an ac-capable router.
    There also appears to be a USB power cable. This cable will connect the BCM94352HMB's Bluetooth power jack to an available USB power plug on your system board.
    Good luck, and please post how you do!
     
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    May 4, 2015 at 5:39 AM #757
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    how to connect that usb power cable in motherboard. I have x58a ud7.
     
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    May 4, 2015 at 5:54 AM #758
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    Look on your motherboard for available USB "header connectors," or refer to the documentation photo that shows your motherboard's component layout, slots, audio, SATA and USB connectors.

    The cable provided in the kit appears to require two small, squarish connectors.
     
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    May 4, 2015 at 6:03 AM #759
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    Another option: if you can afford a few more bucks, for only $56 total you get a complete kit including Broadcom's later card, the BCM94360: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RCKZ3SU/
    I've had this card in my CustoMac for over a month now, with fine results.

    I've heard that the BCM94360 card has greater range with stronger signal than the slightly older BCM94352HMB.

    The BCM94360 card works with the native wi-fi & BT4 drivers that are present in OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite.

    I see 1.3 gbps wi-fi with the BCM94360.
     
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    May 4, 2015 at 6:05 AM #760
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    thanks man
    thank you so much.
     

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