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Solved > Wifi turns on/off + no bluetooth w/ BCM94360CD

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Hey all. Been pulling my hair out all day over what I thought would Just Work™️ ... :/

Been following this: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/broadcom-wifi-bluetooth-guide.242423/

Fresh Mojave install and I have a BCM94360CD in a pcie adapter, positioned at PCIE1. The wifi in Preferences --> Network (and status bar top-right) keeps turning on and off by itself, it tries to connect to a wifi station but never does, and it'll turn off again. No bluetooth preference pane or in System Information.

Anyone know what the problem could be?

Specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370-HD3P
CPU: i5-9600K
Broadcom Chip: BCM94360CD
PCI-E Adapter: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7363HA1037

System Information:
Bluetooth: "No information found."
Wifi: (see screenshot)
USB: (see screenshot)

Screenshots / Attached:
  • Screenshot of System Information --> USB
  • Screenshot of System Information --> Wi-Fi
  • Screenshot of Library/Extensions
  • Screenshot of EFI partition
  • Clover config

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first thing to do would be to try your Wifi card in a Windows machine and see how it works. That way you can rule out a hardware problem.
 
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first thing to do would be to try your Wifi card in a Windows machine and see how it works. That way you can rule out a hardware problem.
Good call! I just ruled out a hardware problem. I popped it into a windows machine, installed some drivers I found online, and both wifi and bluetooth work beautifully.
 
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I believe that the BCM946340CD has native support under OSX. So the AirportBrcmFixup and the BrcmPatchRAM2 and BrcmFirmwareRepo kexts should not be used in your case. Try taking out those kexts, as I believe they may cause issues with natively supported cards like yours.
 
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I believe that the BCM946340CD has native support under OSX. So the AirportBrcmFixup and the BrcmPatchRAM2 and BrcmFirmwareRepo kexts should not be used in your case. (BTW, the BrcmFirwareRepo kext is also the incorrect kext, since it cannot be injected under Clover, the BrcmFirmwareData kext is the correct kext for clover injection for those wifi/BT cards that need it). Try taking out those kexts, as I believe they may cause issues with natively supported cards like yours.
Yeah I should have mentioned that I tried all this with just the initial vanilla Mojave installation and only after that didn't work did I do the search and start following directions in that thread.
 

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Good call! I just ruled out a hardware problem. I popped it into a windows machine, installed some drivers I found online, and both wifi and bluetooth work beautifully.
I have the exact same card the BCM94360CD. Here's what mine shows that is different from your info in System Report > Wifi. Mine worked OOB the very first time even before creating a USB SSDT.

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Mine has a country code: U.S. and it shows Supported PHY Modes and Supported Channels. Mine also has 149 associated with Airdrop Channel. Yours has 0. If you can return that and buy the Fenvi FV-T919 from Newegg you may have better results. Those should have the required Country Code info and work here in the US.
 
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To determine whether there are conflicting country codes preventing your wifi from working, hold the Option key, click the Wi-Fi icon on the top bar, and select “Open Wireless Diagnostics.” Go through the wizard, which will scan your area and alert you to things you can do to improve your Wi-Fi.

At the end of the process, you might see “Conflicting Country Codes” in the summary. This could indicate that your Wifi card is not meant for the US market, which your router is designed for.
 
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Interesting... I remember seeing the country code be "US" at some point. For the original screenshot I actually had the device disabled in network settings and I thought that was causing it to not show up however that wasn't the problem. I removed all the extra kext's associated with the guide I mentioned in the OP but I still don't see a country code at all or even Locale of "FCC".

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Did running Wireless diagnostics provide any useful info ?

You could also try installing it in a different PCIe x1 slot to see if it changes anything.
 
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Hmmm when I run wireless diagnostics my machine just resets, when I comes back it asks if I want to file a report with Apple and this is the content:

Code:
Anonymous UUID:       3BC54683-C1FE-5546-9BAF-8B0BC4CEB5FD

Thu Jan 10 20:24:50 2019

*** Panic Report ***
panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff80118da1ed): Kernel trap at 0xffffff8011e23298, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x0000000080010033, CR2: 0x0000000000000008, CR3: 0x0000000686664022, CR4: 0x00000000003626e0
RAX: 0x0000000000000000, RBX: 0x0000000000000001, RCX: 0xffffffa3c3783a40, RDX: 0x0000000000000001
RSP: 0xffffffa3c3783930, RBP: 0xffffffa3c3783980, RSI: 0xffffff805cc47180, RDI: 0xffffff8054279400
R8:  0x0000000000000000, R9:  0xffffff801209db08, R10: 0xffffff801209db38, R11: 0x0000000000000001
R12: 0x504d537448697374, R13: 0xffffff805cc47180, R14: 0xffffff805cc47198, R15: 0xffffff8054279400
RFL: 0x0000000000010246, RIP: 0xffffff8011e23298, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010
Fault CR2: 0x0000000000000008, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x2, PL: 0, VF: 0

Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address
0xffffffa3c3783400 : 0xffffff80117aeafd
0xffffffa3c3783450 : 0xffffff80118e85a3
0xffffffa3c3783490 : 0xffffff80118d9fca
0xffffffa3c3783500 : 0xffffff801175bca0
0xffffffa3c3783520 : 0xffffff80117ae517
0xffffffa3c3783640 : 0xffffff80117ae363
0xffffffa3c37836b0 : 0xffffff80118da1ed
0xffffffa3c3783820 : 0xffffff801175bca0
0xffffffa3c3783840 : 0xffffff8011e23298
0xffffffa3c3783980 : 0xffffff7f92c0f834
0xffffffa3c3783a00 : 0xffffff7f92c104bf
0xffffffa3c3783aa0 : 0xffffff7f92c0ff5b
0xffffffa3c3783ae0 : 0xffffff8011e85498
0xffffffa3c3783b30 : 0xffffff8011e8e91f
0xffffffa3c3783c70 : 0xffffff8011894bb4
0xffffffa3c3783d80 : 0xffffff80117b42bd
0xffffffa3c3783dd0 : 0xffffff801178ebe5
0xffffffa3c3783e50 : 0xffffff80117a359e
0xffffffa3c3783ef0 : 0xffffff80118c170b
0xffffffa3c3783fa0 : 0xffffff801175c486
      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
         com.apple.iokit.IOReportFamily(47.0)[75A625B5-0DEB-343A-A723-9D72533F098C]@0xffffff7f92c0f000->0xffffff7f92c15fff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: pmset
Boot args: dart=0

Mac OS version:
18C54

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 18.2.0: Mon Nov 12 20:24:46 PST 2018; root:xnu-4903.231.4~2/RELEASE_X86_64
Kernel UUID: 56B30885-F9BA-30E8-AD1C-5D59EC243BA9
Kernel slide:     0x0000000011400000
Kernel text base: 0xffffff8011600000
__HIB  text base: 0xffffff8011500000
System model name: iMac18,3 (Mac-BE088AF8C5EB4FA2)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 1209347087384
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AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x136), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.77.61.1 AirPortDriverBrcmNIC-1305.2)
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USB Device: USB 3.1 Bus
USB Device: USB 3.0 Bus
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USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
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