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[solved] BCM94352Z WiFi + Handoff problem

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Hi :)

I received my DW1560 card, and after installing the required kexts + patches (FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext + fcvo patch + handoff patch, and also a CC patch) I got it working.
Although it's working, when I try to switch a WiFi network from the one which was connected automatically on boot to another, or when trying to turn off and back on the WiFi I can only find 2.4Ghz networks, and can't connect to any of them.

I checked in Windows, and everything is good there.

The second problem is handoff, which isn't working. I can use AirDrop which is working great, but can't find my iPhone on the top of the WiFi menu with battery percentage and connection option as should be (Instant Hotspot), and when I use Safari/Mail/etc. on iPhone/Hack, I don't have an option 'to handoff' on the other device.
Everything was set as per Apple's guides.
I can't currently test Apple Watch Unlock (Because there's a problem with iOS 11 and watchOS 3.2.3), but I guess it wouldn't work too until the other problems are solved...
Maybe worth trying Continuity Activation Tool? Or it's not needed with such hardware?

Maybe worth to mention: this is a fresh install (just got my 850 EVO SSD).

What did I do wrong? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks!

Problem reporting files attached, terminal outputs here:
Code:
Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ benraz$ kextstat|grep -y acpiplat
   13    2 0xffffff7f833ce000 0x66000    0x66000    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform (5.0) 65E05472-6AE7-3308-8CC8-FA6CB0DB2AEE <12 11 7 6 5 4 3 1>
Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ benraz$
Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ benraz$ kextstat|grep -y appleintelcpu
Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ benraz$
Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ benraz$ kextstat|grep -y applelpc
  116    0 0xffffff7f82ac5000 0x3000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleLPC (3.1) F51595F0-F9B1-3B85-A1C3-F984DAD4107E <98 12 5 4 3>
Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ benraz$
Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ benraz$ kextstat|grep -y applehda
  105    1 0xffffff7f82fe0000 0x1d000    0x1d000    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController (279.48) ED51F180-19C8-3DE1-AF81-0E389D98ADDE <104 103 81 12 7 6 5 4 3 1>
  128    0 0xffffff7f83162000 0xb5000    0xb5000    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA (279.48) 806B8C17-50CA-3C6B-90B3-195F38D8FB89 <127 105 104 103 95 81 6 5 4 3 1>
  131    0 0xffffff7f82fdc000 0x2000     0x2000     com.apple.driver.AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver (279.48) 14690424-1048-3F1D-8A3D-41657C97EB67 <4 3>
Code:
Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ benraz$ sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /
Password:
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext VoodooPS2Trackpad.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext VoodooPS2Mouse.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext VoodooPS2Controller.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext VoodooI2C.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext USBInjectAll.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext RealtekRTL8111.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext Lilu.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67054 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA12 for kext X86PlatformPlugin.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext IntelGraphicsFixup.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext FakeSMC.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext FakePCIID.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext CodecCommander.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext BrcmPatchRAM2.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67013 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA3B for kext AppleMobileDevice.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext PinConfigs.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext AppleALC.kext
kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext ACPIBatteryManager.kext
KernelCache ID: DCE8429CA485BB2E0FD1A13A2E4E8AEE
 

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Hi :)

I received my DW1560 card, and after installing the required kexts + patches (FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext + fcvo patch + handoff patch, and also a CC patch) I got it working.
Although it's working, when I try to switch a WiFi network from the one which was connected automatically on boot to another, or when trying to turn off and back on the WiFi I can only find 2.4Ghz networks, and can't connect to any of them.

I checked in Windows, and everything is good there.
Probably an issue with country code and your specific networking equipment.

The second problem is handoff, which isn't working.
Handoff/instant hotspot is known to be unreliable with non-Apple WiFi/BT.
 
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Probably an issue with country code and your specific networking equipment.
Problem solved by using #a country code, thanks!


Handoff/instant hotspot is known to be unreliable with non-Apple WiFi/BT.
I've heard that already, but isn't there anything can be tried to make it working? I've seen some reports of handoff capabilities with the DW1560, and handoff mentioned to be working in your laptop guides (like the ProBook guide) after a card replacement.
 

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I've heard that already, but isn't there anything can be tried to make it working?
None that I know of.
Except that it tends to work better on Yosemite than later revisions.
 
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None that I know of.
Except that it tends to work better on Yosemite than later revisions.
Good to know, thank you (Not very applicable with Skylake though). Do you have handoff working on your laptops with BCM94352 and Sierra?

I thought about buying an Apple card + adapter, but the card is located in a bad position in my laptop, so there's no place for such a card :(


I have another issue, but that's off topic (I just don't know if I should open another thread after this one only had 4 comments)

When my laptop is in standby and sleeping automatically, it's stuck on a phase between wake and sleep:
Display isn't working and the power led is on (solid, not blinking like when sleeping)
The laptop can't be waken via keyboard/power button.
The same thing happens with sleep via lid closure.

When trying to sleep via Apple menu, the system reboots.

output of 'pmset -g':
Code:
Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ benraz$ pmset -g
System-wide power settings:
Currently in use:
standby              0
womp                 0
halfdim              1
hibernatefile        /var/vm/sleepimage
powernap             1
gpuswitch            2
networkoversleep     0
disksleep            10
sleep                20
autopoweroffdelay    28800
hibernatemode        0
autopoweroff         0
ttyskeepawake        1
displaysleep         20
tcpkeepalive         1
standbydelay         10800
My files hasn't changed besides the CC patch that was changed from IL to #a, but if you need new files I'll upload them :)

Thank you as always!!!
 

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Good to know, thank you (Not very applicable with Skylake though). Do you have handoff working on your laptops with BCM94352 and Sierra?
It is intermittent/unreliable just like for everyone else.
I don't really use it (useless feature, IMO).


I thought about buying an Apple card + adapter, but the card is located in a bad position in my laptop, so there's no place for such a card :(

I have another issue, but that's off topic (I just don't know if I should open another thread after this one only had 4 comments)
Off-topic.
Open a separate thread.
 
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Can you tell me how did you change the country code to cc ?
 
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I'm confused about what patch to use in 10.13.6.
I want to change from US to Greece (or Europe). Need 12,13 channels to work.
 
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