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Is it possible if I buy a wifi motherboard to use wifi without a wifi card? Or do I still need a wifi card?
 

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Is it possible if I buy a wifi motherboard to use wifi without a wifi card? Or do I still need a wifi card?

You don’t need WiFi if you are using Ethernet cable to connect to the internet. Some Mobo’s can disable it.

Or you can buy a replacement OSX compatible WiFi card and change it. Except Gigabyte 390-490 boards. The BRCM 94360 Ng is a good option and runs native in OSX and has windows 10 drivers.
 
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It's not only for internet, also for Bluetooth so I can use airdrop
 
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you can buy a wifi motherboard, but the the onboard Wifi is usually Intel and doesn't work. You will need to swap it out with a Broadcom. To do so, you will need to buy the right M2 a/e wifi/bt card and put it in the wifi slot.

The easiest is buy a Fenvi 1200 PCIe card. It is plug and play and works seamlessly with MacOs. Amazon has them.
 
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you can buy a wifi motherboard, but the the onboard Wifi is usually Intel and doesn't work. You will need to swap it out with a Broadcom. To do so, you will need to buy the right M2 a/e wifi/bt card and put it in the wifi slot.

The easiest is buy a Fenvi 1200 PCIe card. It is plug and play and works seamlessly with MacOs. Amazon has them.
Thanks for the answer. Exactly what I was looking for! So I can buy a wifi 5 Mobo and swap it for a wifi 6. It gives me more choices.
 
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you can buy a wifi motherboard, but the the onboard Wifi is usually Intel and doesn't work. You will need to swap it out with a Broadcom. To do so, you will need to buy the right M2 a/e wifi/bt card and put it in the wifi slot.

The easiest is buy a Fenvi 1200 PCIe card. It is plug and play and works seamlessly with MacOs. Amazon has them.
How about this https://github.com/OpenIntelWireless/itlwm
 
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