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Intel WiFi Driver Effort

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60nb0ab0-mb2120
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intel i-5 6200u
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intel 520
Hi guys, i have a laptop
asus zenbook ux305:
- i-5 6200u
- intel hd 520
- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Does exist valid kext for 7265 wireless or installing OS X is a bad idea in a my case?
There are some troubleshoot with intel 7265 wifi on hackintosh?
 

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Any hope with the new macbook AIR ? It seems Apple is using an i5 8210Y.
 
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Any hope with the new macbook AIR ? It seems Apple is using an i5 8210Y.
i5 8210Y is a CPU, not a wifi chipset.

The only real hope in this "Intel WiFi Driver Effort" would come by getting several people working on it by actively coding the driver and reverse engineering Intel and Apple drivers. And not just letting all the load and expectations on the shoulders of one single developer (who may certainly have other duties and priorities)...

On this project:
- 99,9999% seekers
- 1 single person doer
 
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i5 8210Y is a CPU, not a wifi chipset.

The only real hope in this "Intel WiFi Driver Effort" would come by getting several people working on it by actively coding the driver and reverse engineering Intel and Apple drivers. And not just letting all the load and expectations on the shoulders of one single developer (who may certainly have other duties and priorities)...

On this project:
- 99,9999% seekers
- 1 single person doer
It’s hard to justify as well with a replacement card being relatively inexpensive. The only exception are the lower priced non changeable devices which usually don’t have decent Graphics support anyway.
 
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The only exception are the lower priced non changeable devices which usually don’t have decent Graphics support anyway
Don't forget some laptops from Lenovo and HP which have a whitelist in BIOS regarding WLAN cards...
Hopefully for Thinkpads, it's not more the case on models from 2015 and after.
 
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It’s hard to justify as well with a replacement card being relatively inexpensive. The only exception are the lower priced non changeable devices which usually don’t have decent Graphics support anyway.
Multiple reasons for Intel wifi support:

1. As said before, some manufacturers (HP, looking at you) whitelist only certain modules - not even models, modules. So you can have the same thing but by a different manufacturer, and it won't work (e.g. a Dell 7625 won't work, an HP 7625 would)
2. M.2 WiFi cards are not "inexpensive" - especially the ones that match the original specs of most high-end laptops. An equivalent (867/1200Mbps) card starts around 50$ - far from inexpensive.
3. Lots of laptops, mine included (HP Omen 15-ax204nh) won't allow you to even swap the HDD without voiding the warranty... Really shitty but that's life.
 
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