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Is it likely that cards like the WD4800 (which I think uses an Atheros chip) will be supported in the future, by some hack/kext/ID spoof? Or is it unlikely that it will ever work? I am trying to decide whether to buy a Broadcom card or whether to wait it out...

Any comments/predictions welcome as I don't really understand what makes these things possible/impossible



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Is it likely that cards like the WD4800 (which I think uses an Atheros chip) will be supported in the future, by some hack/kext/ID spoof? Or is it unlikely that it will ever work? I am trying to decide whether to buy a Broadcom card or whether to wait it out...

Any comments/predictions welcome as I don't really understand what makes these things possible/impossible

As far as I know, only certain Broadcom card will work.



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Handoff only supported by bcm4360 officially

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Thanks for the responses guys, I guess I shouldn't wait for a hack to enable Continuity on Atheros cards then if it's going to be Broadcom only. Has anyone here bought a card like this:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

and combined it with this:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

to make a wifi/BT solution?

 

If so, can anyone confirm that it works with Yosemite's Continuity features. Or if anyone has bought this ready-made version also:

http://www.mallaid.c.../id/36337693711

 

I have seen a few people saying that they are buying or have bought the parts, but no-one seems to have explicitly confirmed anywhere that they are working with iOS-mac airdrop, handoff, instant hotspot etc...

 

If anyone is using that setup successfully please say so!

 

Thanks



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I have seen a few people saying that they are buying or have bought the parts, but no-one seems to have explicitly confirmed anywhere that they are working with iOS-mac airdrop, handoff, instant hotspot etc...

 

If anyone is using that setup successfully please say so!

 

Thanks

 

I am interested in such a solution as well.

It looks like the adapter cards in both links do not have 3,3v voltage regulation circuit for bluetooth power supply during sleep.

It is needed to get power from the internal mainboard USB port which supplies 5v.

 

This one has the regulator IC and uses 4 wire connection to USB port:

苹果 802.11AC BCM94360CD 无线网卡 蓝牙4.0 黑苹果免驱 handoff

 

May be I am completely wrong, what are the experiences of the community?



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Parts are on the way to me, but remember 10.10 has only been final for a week.....and things can take a little while to arrive from China.

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I solved it, by ordering this together with this, pretty sure that will work :)

 

 

 

So, how did it go?

 

 


Thanks for the responses guys, I guess I shouldn't wait for a hack to enable Continuity on Atheros cards then if it's going to be Broadcom only. Has anyone here bought a card like this:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

and combined it with this:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

to make a wifi/BT solution?

 

If so, can anyone confirm that it works with Yosemite's Continuity features. Or if anyone has bought this ready-made version also:

http://www.mallaid.c.../id/36337693711

 

I have seen a few people saying that they are buying or have bought the parts, but no-one seems to have explicitly confirmed anywhere that they are working with iOS-mac airdrop, handoff, instant hotspot etc...

 

If anyone is using that setup successfully please say so!

 

Thanks

 

 edit: I bought exact those two items and its working good.

 

 

So i received these two items today, put them together and in my hackintosh, works flawless. and out of the box..

 

only thing i found out, it needs to be put in the PCI x1 lane, i put the cards in the pci x8 lane first and only BT was working.

 

so i had to move my gfxcard to the pci x8 lane to free up the pci x1 lane that was blocked by the gfxcard otehrwise. not sure if that will cause issues, but for now it works :)

 

handof works, will check continuity and the rest tomorrow, but im guessing it will all be fine.







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