- Jun 16, 2018
- ThinkPad Yoga 12
- HD 5500, 1920x1080
1. Maybe the solution for hackintosh laptops would be to do like for hackintosh desktops: to select and choose only hardware that are the most compatible to be hackintoshed (that would mean to not try to hackintosh one that has wifi whitelist)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.
2. yeah, I've bought a M.2 BCM94352Z for 22€ . Yeah not 1200Mbps but AC-867Mbps.
3. maybe these not-serviceable-laptops are not suited at first to become a proper hackintosh
What I could suggest for people wanting hardly a full working Intel Wifi driver is to go on https://www.bountysource.com/ and to create an incentive to get a developper or a team of developpers working on this project, then dropping a 100$ bounty on this incentive and gather other interested people dropping money on it to reach an amount (maybe several thousands of dollars) that would get someone to dedicate lots of time, reverse engineering, development and testing on this project.