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Lower cost alternative to the Fenvi FV-T919 Wifi/BT card - The FV-HB1200

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This is also made by Fenvi but includes the Broadcom BCM94360CS2 card instead. Reaches a maximum transfer rate of 867 Mbps via wireless 802.11ac protocol. The description says: 1 * Low Profile Bracket which has been confirmed to be included in the package.

https://www.newegg.com/fenvi-fv-hb1200-pci-express/p/0XM-00JK-00062?item=9SIADXZ9CS9385

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T9JD93Y/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

If you want to buy this on Amazon.com, it regularly goes on sale for about $41.99 on newegg. Try to get them to price match with Newegg. If they will, then it's smarter to go with Amazon if that is your preferred reseller. If your internet download speeds max out at 300 Mbps or less, the speeds that this provides are perfectly acceptable. You won't need to spend at least 10 dollars more for the FV-T919.

If Newegg or Amazon are not available in your part of the world, Fenvi ships nearly everywhere from their Ebay store.

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If you are in the USA, buy from Newegg even if it costs a few dollars more. You'll get it weeks sooner
and you can easily return it for any reason that you might need to.

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This is also made by Fenvi but includes the Broadcom BCM94360CS2 card instead. This is full height only so make sure it fits your case. If it is a mini-itx or SFF case it may not fit properly. I'm not sure why they label it as 1200M as it obviously only reaches a maximum transfer rate of 867 Mbps via wireless 802.11ac protocol.

https://www.newegg.com/fenvi-fv-hb1200-pci-express/p/0XM-00JK-00062?item=9SIADXZ9CS9385

Do not buy this on Amazon.com as they are charging $19 more than newegg does. For that price you might as well get the faster FV-T919 from newegg instead.

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AC1200 is the standard which is 300M+867M in 2.4G/5G

Just like ac1750 of BCM943602CS, which means 450M+1300M in 2.4G/5G
 

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So this fenvi-1200 do natively support WiFi/bt? No kext modification needed?
It's a MacBook Air Wifi card. Broadcom makes it so the kexts are already in macOS. Works natively.
 

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AC1200 is the standard which is 300M+867M in 2.4G/5G
Yes but they call it 1200M as in Mbps. Guess they just screwed it up and don't know better.
They could more accurately call it AC1200 but they don't.

They label the 94360CD based card 1300M because the max AC speed @ 5GHz is just that.
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This 94360CS2 based card maxes out at 867 Mbps with a 5 GHz wireless AC router. You can't use
the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands at the same time for your wifi connection. Speeds are not additive.
All I'm saying is that they should be consistent in their descriptions.

Here's the ad from Fenvi that they use to claim 1200M (Mbps) speeds. I suppose it looks more impressive
to buyers that see the bigger number.

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For anyone that can't use Newegg.com based on their location, Fenvi sells these on their Ebay store as well.


Note that if you are in the US and purchase on Ebay.com the delivery will take between 2-3 weeks. If you choose Newegg you should get it in 3-4 days.
 
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This is also made by Fenvi but includes the Broadcom BCM94360CS2 card instead. This is full height only so make sure it fits your case. If it is a mini-itx or SFF case it may not fit properly. Reaches a maximum transfer rate of 867 Mbps via wireless 802.11ac protocol.

https://www.newegg.com/fenvi-fv-hb1200-pci-express/p/0XM-00JK-00062?item=9SIADXZ9CS9385

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T9JD93Y/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
If you want to buy this on Amazon.com, they are charging $13 more than newegg does. Try to get them to price match with Newegg. If they will, then it's smarter to go with Amazon if that is your preferred reseller. If your internet download speeds max out at 300 Mbps or less than the speeds that this provides are perfectly acceptable. No need to spend $22 more for the FV-T919 which can support 1Gb speeds.

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The newegg description says it includes a low-profile bracket. ?? Anyone purchase and receive it?
 

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he newegg description says it includes a low-profile bracket. ??
I didn't see one in any of the pictures. Maybe they do include one. It certainly should be easy to switch to one by removing a couple of screws holding on the high profile bracket.

Bluetooth USB cable+1*User Manual + 1 * Low Profile Bracket
 
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The newegg description says it includes a low-profile bracket. ?? Anyone purchase and receive it?

The one I received had a low profile bracket included I threw it in a drawer. The card works great at least the BT portion, but the system is wired so I did not test the wifi connection. Just ordered one for the test/guest machine should have ordered 2 in the first place.
 
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