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[Success] WORKING Intel Wifi Drivers for 7265AC on Catalina

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Only tested on 7265AC, should also work on other intel cards but not tested yet. This driver currently ONLY works in 10.15.

First edit the Info.plist and add the ssid and password

View attachment 450677

Then load the kext using terminal (Dont install directly into L/E):


Code:
sudo mv ./*.kext /tmp
sudo chown -R root:wheel /tmp/*.kext
sudo kextload /tmp/*.kext


The driver is in early development stage and there are still bugs such as high packet loss.
On Intel 8265, I can see list of APs but all with WEP security, not able to connect to any (2 APs + Hotspot)



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I used attached kext loaded with same commands listed in the original post, kext in the original post caused crash. It didn't require to enter SSID/PWD in plist file.

Anyone can have deeper look into code maybe something might need change?
 

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Got it working once but after I restarted, AppleIntelWiFi.kext always causes a panic and prevents the system from booting. Other than that the work seems to be in good progress. :)
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The card is detected as a 7265 for some reason...
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Just a small update. I decided to test it again with the antenna plugged in. So I added my network's details in the Info.plist then loaded the kext without installing and I got it to connect to my network. However the speed is very unstable. But at least it worked...


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On Intel 8265, I can see list of APs but all with WEP security, not able to connect to any (2 APs + Hotspot)



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I used attached kext loaded with same commands listed in the original post, kext in the original post caused crash. It didn't require to enter SSID/PWD in plist file.

Anyone can have deeper look into code maybe something might need change?
Same on my AC 3165. It detects the security of all networks as WEP. Of course it won't connect unless I add the SSID and password in the Info.plist. It won't even connect to an unsecure network.
 
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Guys please spread this, this will help for the development of this kext. The author summons for help.

Seems to be itlwm.kext author not AppleIntelWiFi.kext, itlwm kext work but very unstable, need set SSID to Redmi and PWD to empty.
 

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So does AppleIntelWifi.kext have a github page?

Does the other Chinese one?

Would you please share some information about the Chinese one?We could provide some donation if that helps.Or I'm sure lots of people want to help with either of them,if possible.
 
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Hi guys, Chinese kext works on my Intel 9560 (z390 designare mobo) but I confirm that the speed is very unstable.
there's a way that handoff and airdrop work? Thanks
Is it workings also after couple of reboots and is the connection stable, despite being slow?
 
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I load kext every time I boot os. I tried the kext for 8 hours and this is my experience:

-wifi signal is stable but velocity is unstable
-2.4ghz is more stable than 5ghz
-After sleep kext doesn't work (I load it manually to rework)
-Airdrop, handoff apparently don't work
 
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I load kext every time I boot os. I tried the kext for 8 hours and this is my experience:

-wifi signal is stable but velocity is unstable
-2.4ghz is more stable than 5ghz
-After sleep kext doesn't work (I load it manually to rework)
-Airdrop, handoff apparently don't work

This is already good.
The kext in the OP of this thread worked for me in the first try, however, cause reboots after a cold start. Even reloading did not help.

Based on your info, I would give a try to the Chinese kext. Thanks.
 

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Hi guys, Chinese kext works on my Intel 9560 (z390 designare mobo) but I confirm that the speed is very unstable.
there's a way that handoff and airdrop work? Thanks

When you say "Chinese kext", are you talking about the kext attached to post #191?
 
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