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MSI Z97i Gaming AC Mini ITX - What Bluetooth and WiFi Chipset?

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I was wondering if someone can help confirm something for me please

I have got my Hackintosh working except for BT/WiFi and based on this post

http://www.tonymacx86.com/bios-uefi/143167-msi-9-series-motherboards-os-x-setup-configuration.html

I believe my motherboard is in the same family so should have a BCM94352/AE-CE123H WiFi module installed

However when I follow this guide for a KEXT install

https://github.com/toleda/wireless_half-mini/tree/master/airport_kext_enabler

No new devices are found on restart :(

Can someone confirm I have the BCM94352/AE-CE123H WiFi module on this MB? As I could be trying to debug something that is totally wrong

ps. I am using this KEXT - bcm4352.kext
 
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I was wondering if someone can help confirm something for me please

I have got my Hackintosh working except for BT/WiFi and based on this post

http://www.tonymacx86.com/bios-uefi/143167-msi-9-series-motherboards-os-x-setup-configuration.html

I believe my motherboard is in the same family so should have a BCM94352/AE-CE123H WiFi module installed

However when I follow this guide for a KEXT install

https://github.com/toleda/wireless_half-mini/tree/master/airport_kext_enabler

No new devices are found on restart :(

Can someone confirm I have the BCM94352/AE-CE123H WiFi module on this MB? As I could be trying to debug something that is totally wrong

ps. I am using this KEXT - bcm4352.kext



http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z97I-GAMING-AC.html#hero-specification

Wireless LAN

• Wi-Fi/Bluetooth expansion module with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip.
- Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 867 Mbps speed.
 
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http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z97I-GAMING-AC.html#hero-specification

Wireless LAN

• Wi-Fi/Bluetooth expansion module with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip.
- Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 867 Mbps speed.

I got the information from this guide

http://www.tonymacx86.com/bios-uefi/143167-msi-9-series-motherboards-os-x-setup-configuration.html

Looking at the MSI website. All the Wi-Fi/BT modules are based on the Intel 7260 chipset.

So not sure why an official article has incorrect information posted

ps. I got WiFi and BT working with external USB devices so no big deal. Just frustrating as one of the main reasons I chose the board for my build was based on native WiFi and BT support
 
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I got the information from this guide

http://www.tonymacx86.com/bios-uefi/143167-msi-9-series-motherboards-os-x-setup-configuration.html

Looking at the MSI website. All the Wi-Fi/BT modules are based on the Intel 7260 chipset.

So not sure why an official article has incorrect information posted

ps. I got WiFi and BT working with external USB devices so no big deal. Just frustrating as one of the main reasons I chose the board for my build was based on native WiFi and BT support

your board is itx Z97i, isn't it?

you can remove the card, look at it.

techpowerup MSI Z97I GAMING AC (Intel LGA 1150) review
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/Z97I_GAMING/1.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/Z97I_GAMING/images/wireless_a.jpg

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/Z97I_GAMING/images/wireless_b.jpg
 
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  1. Android

Yes it's the Z97i and besides having the WORST placement of connectors I have seen for a Mini-ITX board it was a fairly painless process to get Yosemite up and running

I have the same Wifi/BT module and reading the MSI website I see nowhere where it says the WiFi Card is a Broadcom BCM94352. All references on the detail specs say the modules are the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip

Or maybe I am just reading it all wrong :crazy::crazy:
 
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Yes it's the Z97i and besides having the WORST placement of connectors I have seen for a Mini-ITX board it was a fairly painless process to get Yosemite up and running

I have the same Wifi/BT module and reading the MSI website I see nowhere where it says the WiFi Card is a Broadcom BCM94352. All references on the detail specs say the modules are the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip

Or maybe I am just reading it all wrong :crazy::crazy:

you can check it with linux live CD/USB http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.10/

issue the command

lspci or lspci -v

it will list all the devices
 
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