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Wi-Fi 6E AX210 can be enabled?

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Hi. I have a MSI MEG Z590 ACE Motherboard with a intel Core i9 10900. I want to enable the built-in wifi, which is a "Wi-Fi 6E AX210" according with the specifications of the motherboard

I was about to use OpenIntelWireless, but this was on the compatibility page:
MVM Gen 3 Unsupported
22000 Series
Intel(R) Wireless-AC 9560 160MHz
Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX210 160MHz
So, I understand that, for now, it is not compatible with OpenIntelWireless, I tested it anyways and nothing (as expected). There is another way to make it work, like patching it, even if it is not fully functional?. Using a 2,4Ghz network could be enough for me at this time.

Thanks in advance
 

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IIRC, the OpenIntelWireless does not yet work with the AX210 chipset. However, @CaseySJ would know as he's experimented with the OpenIntelWireless kexts.
 

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IIRC, the OpenIntelWireless does not yet work with the AX210 chipset. However, @CaseySJ would know as he's experimented with the OpenIntelWireless kexts.
Correct. The Intel AX210 module is not currently supported by AirportItlwm.

Screen Shot 2021-05-06 at 7.56.46 AM.png

@chidgear,

You could try injecting a DeviceProperty to change the device-ID to an AX200 module. It may be necessary to use FakePCIID in addition to DeviceProperty injection.

Update:
  • Modified FakePCIID kexts attached. Both must be added to OC/Kexts folder and to config.plist --> Kernel.
  • Also add DeviceProperty for the AX210 module: device-id with value F0060000.
UPDATE 2:
  • If you use IORegistryExplorer to determine the actual Device ID of your WiFi module, we can add that ID directly into the kext. This means no need for DeviceProperty injection.
 

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Hello,

I have the same network card (Intel AX210NG) it is not working, I posted a screenshot of IORegistryExplorer here, maybe this will help you add this card.
 

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I put the kexts into the Kext folder (both kexts) added under the kexts section of my config.plist (picture attached, in case i messed up with the kexts order <kexts.png>), got the Device path using hackintool, put under Device properties/Devices, and added the "device-id" key with the value F0060000 (<wifi.png>).
Nothing happens, Just hackintool now shows the same route but Calls it "Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi" when, before adding the kexts and the Device Property said "WiFi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz" (<registro.png>). So, I revert the config disabling the kexts and removing the device-id key.

As for my device (without modifications), the data is as follows:

The device path is PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1C,0x6)/Pci(0x0,0x0)
The IOReg path is IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PC00@0/AppleACPIPCI/RP07@1C,6/IOPP/PXSX@0
The device-id is <be 43 00 00>

Also I attached the pictures of IOReg after adding the kexts and the device-id. Called my attention to see "Intel_I255V" in the second screen. Not sure if it is normal or if I messed it up at some point (I also have this built in ethernet adapter).

Actually I'm running MacOs 11.4 (Big Sur)

Thank you
 

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