- Nov 11, 2018
- Gigabyte Z490 Vision D
- RX 580
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Do you have other Bluetooth HIDs (HID = human interface devices)? Apple Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard, unfortunately, lose most of their magic on Hackintosh. We recommend Logitech wireless mice and keyboards that use the Logitech Unifying receiver. These devices work in BIOS, in OpenCore Picker, and of course in MacOS, Linux, Windows, everything under the sun.Hey Casey,
Thank you so much for the response! Answers below. Appreciate any other guidance or recommendations you may have.
Only two: a Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse.
It does feel random, but the disconnection seems correlated to having devices plugged into one of the front USB 3.0 ports. I nearly wrote my bluetooth works "flawlessly" whenever I have something like a USB mouse plugged into one of them, devices working for days on end and even to sleep/wake the machine, but it does still randomly drop from time to time even when I have a USB device attached, though I'm sometimes able to reconnect bluetooth devices after that happens. If I have no USB devices attached, which is my usual and preferred setup, bluetooth devices typically connect and work on startup, but then randomly lose connection after a short period of time ranging from 1-4 minutes, and like I said originally, are totally unable to reconnect after that happens.
Pressing Shift-Option while clicking the Bluetooth icon in menu bar will reveal an extended window as shown below.Maybe? I don't have an outboard antenna to troubleshoot this with, but I would note that I didn't have this issue in Catalina with Clover, so it feels unlikely to be the cause. If it's helpful context, my bluetooth mouse and keyboard are a mere ~6 feet from the antennas on the back of my machine. That said, there's a few other bluetooth devices nearby -- namely a PS4 Pro and Sonos. But the location of all these devices hasn't changed since I made the Big Sur leap, and I had no problems back in my Catalina/Clover days. If you think this could be the issue and I should troubleshoot it, I appreciate any specific recommendations you have for an outboard antenna.
- Under Devices you will see blue icons for connected peripherals and gray icons for paired, but disconnected peripherals.
- For each connected device you will see RSSI that stands for Received Signal Strength Indicator, which is a measure of the strength of the signal received by the connected device.
|-30 dBm||Excellent||Max achievable signal strength. The client can only be a few feet from the AP to achieve this. Not typical or desirable in the real world.|
|-67 dBm||Very Good||Minimum signal strength for applications that require very reliable, timely delivery of data packets.|
|-70 dBm||Okay||Minimum signal strength for reliable packet delivery.|
|-80 dBm||Not Good||Minimum signal strength for basic connectivity. Packet delivery may be unreliable.|
|-90 dBm||Unusable||Approaching or drowning in the noise floor. Any functionality is highly unlikely.|
The Designare Z390 comes with an outboard antenna with two coaxial connectors. If RSSI is low, disconnect the bottom two antennas from your Fenvi and attach the outboard antenna in their place. Then move the outboard antenna in various positions to see if RSSI changes.
You can also try Factory reset all connected Apple devices and Reset the Bluetooth module.