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#41
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Thank you for confirming!
Odering now. :)



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I ordered two of these 4352 cards before I realized that "Not working at 5/working at 2.4" actually means that new "ac" is not running at all.

 

So I went the BCM94360CD route with a soldering iron and a PCIE Mini extender card. Full ac running at 1300, works perfectly with no kext hacking or updating needed.

 

So for those with no fear of soldering in small spaces, a much better choice.

 

The 94360 was $42 and the card extender was $20. 2 days of soldering a few wires and then epoxy setting before soldering a few more.

 

If anyone is interested I can attach the pin outs I found on a Russian site. Some bother, but the card is now solid & stable. Sadly I have 2 more Mac Pros to make them for, have the 94360s and extenders here as well, but going to try to find very small gauge ribbon cable with solid copper inside, would be easier than stranded steel I used.

 

I hope someone finds the key to unlock the 4352s, until you do I think it needs to be clear that the wonderful new "ac" function is completely MIA in OSX.

 

I have 2 here, will try to play around but I wouldn't be surprised if Apple left a few roadblocks in the way. They HATE people upgrading old machines, better to force them to buy whole new machines.



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BCM943228, not supported at this time.
 
Edit 12/26/13.  I am wrong regarding BCM943228.  The NB110H/AR9462 is not supported at this time.


Do you mean that the BCM4359 (BCM943228) is actually supported after all? If so how would I get it to work since I've tried kext injection, both SSDT and DSDT modification and kext editing to no avail. :/

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Do you mean that the BCM4359 (BCM943228) is actually supported after all?

No.  There are two versions of the Asus 802.11 abgn Wifi card, the BCM943228/not working and the AR9462/not working.  At the time, I was not aware of the Atheros version.


So I went the BCM94360CD route with a soldering iron and a PCIE Mini extender card. Full ac running at 1300, works perfectly with no kext hacking or updating needed.

Thanks for the solution.  Another, more expensive, no soldering PCIe solution is the Asus PCE-AC68.



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It's a nice solution but not always an option.

Laptops and ITX don't have a spare pci-e slot but do have a mini pci-e slot.

Though in the mac pro you got several pci-e slots if you use a multi monitor setup you'll loose the option.

Now I'm planning an ITX setup and so far no luck with finding an ac (either half or full-size) mini pci-e card.

 

Also I'd like to take this chance to mention mini pci-e is starting to get replaced with M2 (NGFF) slots.

Got a latitude from a friend over with reception problems and right now it's impossible to find non Intel replacement cards.

From osxlatitude.com I gathered the Broadcom BCM94352Z might be the chipset we might want.

If anyone knows a source for one I might be able to check out if it works while I got the latitude over.



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If you read all of the 4352 posts very carefully, absolutely nobody has gotten the AC working on them. Using a variety of hacks, at best you get 2.4 Ghz N. I got a couple of them but I am waiting for antennae extenders before I mess with them. A guy in my thread at Netkas tried yesterday.

Meanwhile, the 94360csx arrived for my rMBP. Finally will be able to test transfer speeds.

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If you read all of the 4352 posts very carefully, absolutely nobody has gotten the AC working on them.

Update v1.1, 2/28/14 - New repo, BCM94352 5 GHz working

Credit: Skvo 



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i can't get my dsdt to work. can some one help me to fix?

thx

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i can't get my dsdt to work. can some one help me to fix?

You have a PLX bridge interfering with the dsdt edit.  You choices are:

1. Install the brm4352.kext

2. run some dsdt edit experiments to find a way to edit around the bridge

Advise.

 

Example dsdt edit, add the 4 lines (noted by **, without **), unknown is the bridge address

 **               Device (PLX0)
 **               {                  
 **                   Name (_ADR, Zero)

                Device (PXSX)
                {
                    
                    Name (_ADR, 0x00000003)
                    Name (_SUN, One)
                    Name (_PRW, Package (0x02) {0x09,0x04})
                    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
                    {
                        If (LEqual (Arg2, Zero)) { Return (Buffer() { 0x03 } ) }
                        Return (Package()
                        {
                            "AAPL,slot-name", "AirPort",
                            "built-in", Buffer () {0x00},
                            "device_type", "AirPort",
                            "model", "Broadcom BCM4352 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wireless Network Controller",
                            "name", "AirPort Extreme",
                            "compatible","pci14e4,43a0"
                        })
                    }

                }
 **               }


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Hats off to SKVO and Toleda

 

Between them they have gotten the 4352 from Broadcom working at 2/3 of 4360, a WHOLE lot better than before

 

Using other little tricks from this board I was able to get 4352 running in Mac Pro at 867 M as "Airport Extreme"  (Not possible to use in MP with BT without serious mods so I didn't try)

 

Seems solid & stable, finally an ac solution for folks with Mini PCIE for $40

 

Confirmed working on 4,1 Mac Pro (5,1) running 10.9.2

 

Consistently runs at 500+



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I have an Envy 4-1117nr, I injected the id of my BCM43225 combo 4357, the system information would show the kext loaded, but I can't turn the WIFI ON in the System Preferences, and when it turned on, there's no SSID shows up anywhere. Bluetooth seems to work, only WIFI> Do I have to edit dsdt for this to work? My AR5B195 AR9285 works fine with both Wifi and Bluetooth.

 

Thanks,

 

Louis



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I have an Envy 4-1117nr, I injected the id of my BCM43225 combo 4357, the system information would show the kext loaded, but I can't turn the WIFI ON in the System Preferences

See Post #1/Problem Reporting, reply with requested files.



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hi Toleda, your kext does my wifi and bt is recognized on asus maximus formula VI Z87, but as I look on youtube or I downloaded a file my mouse lag much?? 
problem of driver I supose because of its windows 8 does not do everything is fluid

Broadcom USB Bluetooth 4.0 Controller (Asus BCM4352 BT) :

 

  Identifiant du produit : 0x17cf

  Identifiant du fournisseur : 0x0b05  (ASUSTek Computer Inc.)

  Version : 1.12

  Numéro de série : 6C71D9C230EA

  Vitesse : Jusqu’à 12 Mb/s

  Fabricant : Broadcom Corp

  Identifiant de l’emplacement : 0x14400000 / 11

  Courant disponible (mA) : 500

  Courant requis (mA) : 0

 

 

 

 

Version du logiciel Bluetooth Apple : 4.2.3f10 13477

  Réglages du matériel :

  Adresse (URL) : 6C-71-D9-C2-30-EA

  Fabricant : Broadcom

  Nom : freebox

  Jeu de puces : 20702A3

  Version du programme interne : v14 c5575

  Alimentation Bluetooth : Activé

  Détectable : Désactivé

  Connectable : Oui

  Clavier Recherche automatique : Activé

  Pointage Recherche automatique : Activé

  Réactivation distante : Activé

  ID du fournisseur : 0x0B05

  Identifiant du produit : 0x17CF

  Version HCI : 0x6

  Révision HCI : 0x15C7

  Version LMP : 0x6

  Sous-version LMP : 0x220E

  Type d’appareil (principal) : Computer

  Type d’appareil (complet) : Mac Desktop

  Classe d’appareils composite : 0x380104

  Classe d’appareils (principale) : 0x01

  Classe d’appareils (secondaire) : 0x01

  Classe de services : 0x1C0

  Appareils (jumelés, configurés, etc.) :

  Clavier de sapphiretwo :

  Adresse : 7C-C3-A1-99-48-A1

  Type majeur : Keyboard

  Type mineur : Peripheral

  Services : Apple Wireless Keyboard

  Jumelé : Oui

  Configuré : Oui

  Connecté : Oui

  Fabricant : Apple (0x3, 0x31C)

  Niveau de la batterie : 100%

  Version du programme interne : 0x0050

  ID du fournisseur : 0x05AC

  Identifiant du produit : 0x0256

  Classe d’appareils : 0x05 0x10 0x2540

  AFH : Activé

  Carte AFH : 0000F03FF87FF17F

  RSSI : -74

  Rôle : Maître

  Hôte connectable : Oui

  EDR pris en charge : Non

  eSCO pris en charge : Non

  SSP pris en charge : Non

  Souris de sapphiretwo :

  Adresse : 7C-C3-A1-65-91-90

  Type majeur : Mouse

  Type mineur : Peripheral

  Services : Apple Magic Mouse

  Jumelé : Oui

  Configuré : Oui

  Connecté : Oui

  Fabricant : Apple (0x3, 0x31C)

  Niveau de la batterie : 64%

  Version du programme interne : 0x0306

  ID du fournisseur : 0x05AC

  Identifiant du produit : 0x030D

  Classe d’appareils : 0x05 0x20 0x2580

  AFH : Activé

  Carte AFH : 0000F03FF87FF17F

  RSSI : -88

  Rôle : Maître

  Hôte connectable : Oui

  EDR pris en charge : Non

  eSCO pris en charge : Non

  SSP pris en charge : Non

  Services :

  Transfert de fichiers Bluetooth :

  Dossier de recherche de ceux-ci : ~/Public

  Lors de la réception d’éléments : Demander pour chaque fichier

  Région/Province : Désactivé

  Échange de fichiers Bluetooth :

  Dossier des éléments acceptés : ~/Téléchargements

  Si d’autres éléments sont acceptés : Demander

  Lors de la réception d’éléments : Demander pour chaque fichier

  Région/Province : Désactivé

  Partage Internet Bluetooth :

  Région/Province : Désactivé

  Ports série entrant :

  Bluetooth-Incoming-Port :

  Canal RFCOMM : 3

  Authentification requise : Non

  Ports série sortant :

  Bluetooth-Modem :

  Adresse (URL) :

  Canal RFCOMM : 0

  Authentification requise : Non



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hi Toleda, your kext does my wifi and bt is recognized on asus maximus formula VI Z87

BT ids supported,  See Bluetooth Firmware Uploader link in Post #1 (Registration required).



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Hi Guys,

 

Firstly a huge thanks for the work on this.  I managed to install the Azurewave in my NUC i3 (Thunderbolt) with very few issues.  Wifi & BT worked brilliantly and I had no lag to BT on startup.

 

However, two days ago the BT started playing up.  Would work for about 30 seconds and then suddenly froze for Trackpad.  At the same time I would get a message saying no Keyboard detected.

 

Yesterday I took the box apart to check everything was seated correctly and a little later it worked fine and stayed on for a few hours until everything locked up completely, forcing me to power off.

 

After a restart the Wifi is fine but now I have no bluetooth available.   The icon is in the menubar but nothing in preferences.

 

No hardware or software changes.

 

I have tried reinstalling kexts but to no avail.

 

SetUp:

NUC i3 (The red one with Thunderbolt)

Mac OSX 10.9.2

 

Unfortunately no other machine to try the card in.  Any ideas?

 



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After a restart the Wifi is fine but now I have no bluetooth available.   The icon is in the menubar but nothing in preferences.

See Bluetooth Firmware Uploader link in Post #1 (Registration required).



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Hi toleda, thanks for your work! I was able to install the BCM94352 HMB/AzureWave AW-CE123H card and the 5Ghz patch and I have working 5Ghz wireless N. (Does not seem to do ac, though).

 

I had to use the kext method, as ssdt did not work, and I did not want to use the dsdt method. I am using a Lenovo T420. I chose to modify IO80211family.kext rather than using the separate kext.

 

I could not find RP0 or PEX in IOReg at all... my card shows up in ARPT. I don't really know how IORegistryExplorer works all that much though, so maybe I'm misreading it?

 

Thanks again! The kext worked great!



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Similar problem, but I want to use the DSDT method.  When I try to apply the Airport-Broadcom-BCM94352 DSDT patch from toleda's repo, there are no changes made to the DSDT.  Not sure what is wrong with the patch, maybe I'm not doing something right.

 

Motherboard: Asus Z87i-Deluxe

 

Thanks,

Trey



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Not sure what is wrong with the patch, maybe I'm not doing something right.

The patches have been tested and verified on the Asus Z87I-Deluxe.  See Post #1, Problem Reporting and reply with requested files.



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Sorry I figured it out. I didn't edit the patch properly. Thanks anyways!





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