But even without the third antenna (if it worked, I would wire an internal antenna just under the plastic faceplate so that antenna faces front), I should/could see BT hardware. That's what is missing. I don't think it will work on the 9020. The old 780 would not recognize a WiFi BT card. Unfortunately, my Windows HDD is corrupted, so I will have to think of some other way to get a second opinion.@FranzWerfel
check the mounting end of your cable - see if the mounting once unscrewed will come even further unscrewed to reveal a smaller part that can be fed thru the grill at the back. Most cables dont have this but if it does, that might help with the mounting.
BT can be difficult but you have a card that should work -
Important : make sure you have all 3 antennae connected and then
I booted from Linux Mint 19 and the BT was present and actually worked with just two antennas being used for the present. (I will attach an internal one, with a gold foil array, to the plastic face plate that I can peel off with an adhesive backing.)I may have missed it, but have you tried Windows with the half mini .pcie ? That would determine if the mb supports it. I did run into this situation on an HP 8300 USDT. HP didn't implement the full spec of PCIE on the mini connector... they left off the data lines of USB, which is obviously needed for BT to work. Honestly I would be surprised if Dell took a step back and removed BT from the 9020 USFF.
I'll boot and take a look at the configuration this weekend and share what I did. I am not at Catalina yet on my USFF... I'm liking Mojave just fine. But maybe what I did to configure will be helpful in any case.
Cool. Looking forward to that. There were some good results here using BrcmPatchRam3. I have tried these in Other and L/E. But no luck yet and not seeing much on the Web that sounds hopeful.I'll boot and take a look at the configuration this weekend and share what I did. I am not at Catalina yet on my USFF... I'm liking Mojave just fine. But maybe what I did to configure will be helpful in any case.
I tried the BrcmPatchRam3 and the other kexts in both L/E and EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other today. The BT is still not present.
I never made one because I've only got the SFF and MT versions. What you can do is use the .dsl attached to post #1 and then use Hackintool to do the port discovery. Modify the .dsl as needed and then compile it. See the guide from utterdisbelief for all the details. It's easier than it appears. All you've got to account for is two USB 2.0 (13) and four USB 3.0. Two in back (12) and two in front.Has anyone made a custom SSDT for USBInjectAll.kext for a 9020 USFF?