Some Broadcom Mini-PCIe WIFI Devices Unsupported in macOS Sierra

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  1. eledu71

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    Oct 10, 2016 at 10:25 PM #81
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    Oct 11, 2016 at 8:20 PM #82
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    Hi,

    Few days after ... I finally resolve my BT activation problem following a very simple tuto :


    I just had to change the ID vendor & product into the IobluetoothFamily.kext as describe in the video.
    After a reboot, Bluetooth is working - just go to PrefSys and you will see BT options.

    Thanks again Rehab for your patience.
     
  3. Dnerve

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    Oct 20, 2016 at 9:07 PM #83
    Dnerve

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    Just received that one off ebay, works wonders OOB. BT, AC Wifi, handoff the whole lot!

    upload_2016-10-20_21-5-8.png

    Got it from THIS SELLER.
     

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  4. WonkeyDonkey

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    Oct 20, 2016 at 9:30 PM #84
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    Good find! No edited kexts or patches in Clover config ?
     
  5. Dnerve

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    Oct 22, 2016 at 2:17 AM #85
    Dnerve

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    Yeah, well almost...Airdrop, Continuity and the likes work but Handoff seems broken even though everything seems enabled...

    Logged out of iCloud on all devices, relogged, turned handoff off and on again, doesn't seem to work even though everything seems to check out....:/

    CAT diagnostics output, everything checks out:

    --- Initiating system compatiblity check ---


    --- Hardware/OS checks ---

    Verifying Continuity status... OK. OS X reports Continuity as active

    Verifying Mac model reference... OK. Known compatible Mac Model detected: MacPro5,1

    Verifying Mac board-id... OK. Short board id detected: Mac-F221BEC8

    Verifying OS X version... Warning: This tool wasn't tested with OS X versions higher than 10.10. Detected OS version: 10.12

    Verifying Wi-Fi hardware... OK. A Broadcom AirPort card is active, and is using the Continuity compatible Brcm4360 kext

    Verifying AWDL status... OK. An AWDL interface is up, Wi-Fi is ready for Continuity

    Verifying Bluetooth hardware... OK. 3rd party Bluetooth hardware detected

    Verifying Bluetooth version... OK. Bluetooth 4.0 detected

    Verifying Bluetooth features... OK. Bluetooth features are Continuity compliant

    Verifying Bluetooth firmware... OK. Bluetooth firmware version: v126 c9196

    Verifying Login Item... OK. Login item for Auto Continuity Check is not set.


    --- Modifications check ---

    Verifying OS kext protection... OK. Kext developer mode is not active. This tool can fix this.

    Verifying SIP... NOT OK. System Integrity Protection is still enabled

    Verifying ContinuitySupport... OK. This tool can fix this.

    Verifying kexts readability... OK. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth kexts were found and could be read

    Verifying Wi-Fi whitelist status... OK. Your board-id is not yet whitelisted. This tool can fix this.

    Verifying BT4 dongles compatibility... OK. Compatibility with BT4 USB dongles is not enabled, this tool can fix this if a dongle is plugged in

    Verifying old Wi-Fi kext presence... OK. Legacy Brcm4331 Wi-Fi driver is present. This tool can fix this.

    Verifying legacy Wi-Fi card patch... OK. The legacy Wi-Fi patch is not present. This tool can fix this.

    --- Modifications check ---
     
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  6. MadMac1969

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    Oct 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM #86
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    I have a BCM943602CS card+adapter and it never worked either on Sierra or Windows. In Windows it refuses to accept Bootcamp drivers, and MAcOS doesnt even bother using it. I am at my wit's end at this point, as I tried a few other options already and I waited long months for this junk to arrive from China. Can you please help me and tell me which damn card actually works? The one I have is supposed to work OOB, what am I doing wrong?
     
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  7. spanakorizo

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    Oct 30, 2016 at 1:47 PM #87
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    would it worth trying to fix my bcm4311 working with Sierra? (4311/14e4)
    Or no way possible?
    Also another trick, what about if you rebrand the firmware?
     
  8. digifreak

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    Nov 6, 2016 at 6:57 PM #88
    digifreak

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    I have the same problem with my BCM943602CS. It worked perfectly under 10.11.6. And it worked for one or two days unter 10.12.1. I have no Idea what I did, but since of today, I can't activate my wifi anymore (bluetooth still working). It is recognized in the system specifications:
    en2:
    Kartentyp: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x111)
    Firmware-Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.21.171.47.1a8)

    Can I check if I have a wrong kext in S/L/E? (or anywhere else?)

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:37 PM #89
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    Did you get this working?
     
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    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:07 PM #90
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    Still not working. :thumbdown
     

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