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TP-Link TL-WN882ND can't get it to work

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Recent research in the forum shows that the TP-Link card that I have is V2, which is a Realtek chip, and not V1 which had an Atheros chip. So maybe this is progress. Now I need to identify which components to load.
 
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OK, stand down folks. I've decided to cut my losses and buy a different card.
Thanks for your help.
 

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Good idea, as the Realtek card wouldn't work due to a lack of macOS drivers. The v1 card can be made to work, with the Atheros drivers Apple provided.

Are you going for a Fenvi T919 card

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or a real Apple Airport card BCM4360..... mounted on a PCIe adapter card?

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I use the later in all my desktop systems.
 
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Thanks EdHawk (again). Can’t get the Fenvi here in uk. Will look at the other option.
 

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Try searching on Amazon.co.uk for Fenvi T919 and a whole raft of options will appear. Well they do for me and I am also based in the UK!

The T919 card costs £58-£60.

The HB-1200 card costs £49 (slower Fenvi WiFi card)
 
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I have bought a TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 which works first time with kext IO80211Family.kext. Cost £20 on eBay. Yes, I am a cheapskate. This is my son's machine that I made for him in 2014 - so pretty good longevity to bring it up to Mojave. There's no real incentive to bring OSX right up to date because he would lose the use of a number of apps from Adobe and others that would be costly to replace.

Thanks to EdHawk and Feartech, this chapter of struggle is now done and my son gets a rejuvenated Hackintosh back to make music and video and (apparently this is important) games on the new Windows 10 boot.

I could bore you with stories of my B.Sc in Computer Science from 1975 (our MBR was on paper tape, etc, yawn) but I won't.

And the time I bought a 20Mb [sic] disc unit to go with my PDP11 in 1979 and hurt my back carrying it up the stairs....

Thanks again you two.
 
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