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Works oob

Thanks for confirming that, ordered.
My current one (in signature) WDN4800 I think used to work oob until Mojave (Atheros).


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Hello everybody! I built my first Hackintosh today and it's running great so far. The only thing that really sucks is the WiFi.

It's extremely slow (3Mbps - Megabits..) while my MacBook Pro sitting next to it is a lot faster.

I use a T9E from TP-Link, too and was wondering if maybe there's a kext or something that helps to make it run faster!
Thank you in advance!

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1 hour ago, Hervé said:

No, it cannot be a driver issue. It's more an issue of actual wireless connection/channel.

It's working a lot better (like MacBook Pro) after putting it into a different slot on the motherboard!

Does anyone here know how to get AirDrop working with this card?

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Should work OOB; you just need to enable/launch it. It also depends on the version of IOS/OS X/macOS you run on your other devices. If you run older versions, you need to apply specific steps. You can Google for this.

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7 hours ago, Hervé said:

Should work OOB; you just need to enable/launch it. It also depends on the version of IOS/OS X/macOS you run on your other devices. If you run older versions, you need to apply specific steps. You can Google for this.

 

My other devices aren't on the latest version but one below. Two iOS devices on 11.x and macOS High Sierra. Those 3 work great amongst each other.

You mean if I'd update them, it might work?

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1 hour ago, Hervé said:

They run recent enough versions.

 

So in your case it works without any other software? 
I mean it could be AirDrop, too... It was pretty buggy at the beginning on my iPhone as well (in terms of not showing devices) when I got it.

On another note: on which PCIe slot did you insert the adapter?

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49 minutes ago, Hervé said:

I run laptops.

 

How did you put that card into a laptop? :D

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17 minutes ago, Hervé said:

Where did you see that I did?

 

Wrong assumption ;-)
Is it possible that AirDrop can't work properly without Bluetooth? The T9E doesn't have BT...... I am now able to see my other devices from the Hackintosh but not the other way round.

 

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That should work, yes, as long as you have a suitable BT module.

 

This being said, I'd replace the card if I were you and opt for a fully supported combo Wifi/BT model. There are also desktop adapters for Apple BCM94360xx/94331xx cards or direct PCIe equivalent. You could find they suit your needs better. For Bluetooth, you simply hook the adapter to an internal USB port.

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I have the archer T9E

 Software Versions:

  CoreWLAN: 13.0 (1370.8)

  CoreWLANKit: 13.0 (1370.8)

  Menu Extra: 13.0 (1376.2)

  System Information: 12.0 (1300.2)

  IO80211 Family: 12.0 (1200.12.2)

  Diagnostics: 1.0 (805)

  AirPort Utility: 6.3.9 (639.6)

  Interfaces:

en2:

  Card Type: AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x619)

  Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.77.61.1 AirPortDriverBrcmNIC-1305.2)

  MAC Address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

  Locale: Unknown

  Country Code: AU

  Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

  Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165

  Wake On Wireless: Supported

  AirDrop: Supported

  AirDrop Channel: 149

  Auto Unlock: Supported

  Status: Not Associated

works fine with my little BT usb adapter.

 Apple Bluetooth Software Version:	6.0.9f1
  Hardware, Features and Settings:
  Name:	iMac
  Address:	xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
  Bluetooth Low Energy Supported:	Yes
  Handoff Supported:	Yes
  Instant Hot Spot Supported:	Yes
  Manufacturer:	Broadcom
  Transport:	USB
  Chipset:	20702A3
  Firmware Version:	v14 c4096
  Bluetooth Power:	On
  Discoverable:	On
  Connectable:	Yes
  Auto Seek Pointing:	On
  Remote wake:	On
  Vendor ID:	0x0A5C
  Product ID:	0x21EC
  HCI Version:	4.0 (0x6)
  HCI Revision:	0x1000
  LMP Version:	4.0 (0x6)
  LMP Subversion:	0x220E
  Device Type (Major):	Computer
  Device Type (Complete):	Mac Desktop
  Composite Class Of Device:	0x380104
  Device Class (Major):	0x01
  Device Class (Minor):	0x01
  Service Class:	0x1C0
  Auto Seek Keyboard:	On
  Services:
  Bluetooth File Transfer:
  Folder other devices can browse:	~/Public
  When receiving items:	Accept all without warning
  State:	Disabled
  Bluetooth File Exchange:
  Folder for accepted items:	~/Downloads
  When other items are accepted:	Save to location
  When receiving items:	Accept all without warning
  State:	Disabled
  Bluetooth Internet Sharing:
  State:	Disabled
  Incoming Serial Ports:
  Bluetooth-Incoming-Port:
  RFCOMM Channel:	3
  Requires Authentication:	No

 

For my WiFi card i use AirportBrcmFixup.kext

And fot BT i use BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext

Nothing in config.plist except this boot flag


brcmfx-country=AU

Edited by SavageAUS

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15 hours ago, Hervé said:

That should work, yes, as long as you have a suitable BT module.

 

This being said, I'd replace the card if I were you and opt for a fully supported combo Wifi/BT model. There are also desktop adapters for Apple BCM94360xx/94331xx cards or direct PCIe equivalent. You could find they suit your needs better. For Bluetooth, you simply hook the adapter to an internal USB port.

A6UM_131087878255767757yHLyMY5iiY.jpg.1d1ea4fa11107fa036c46223c2a10356.jpg

 

Thank you very much! My only issue is that I'm very happy with the speeds I'm getting with the T9E and usually you have to get the original Apple cards from eBay etc. where you don't have warranty so..

I will try with a USB module :-)

 

 

14 hours ago, SavageAUS said:

I have the archer T9E


 Software Versions:

  CoreWLAN: 13.0 (1370.8)

  CoreWLANKit: 13.0 (1370.8)

  Menu Extra: 13.0 (1376.2)

  System Information: 12.0 (1300.2)

  IO80211 Family: 12.0 (1200.12.2)

  Diagnostics: 1.0 (805)

  AirPort Utility: 6.3.9 (639.6)

  Interfaces:

en2:

  Card Type: AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x619)

  Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.77.61.1 AirPortDriverBrcmNIC-1305.2)

  MAC Address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

  Locale: Unknown

  Country Code: AU

  Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

  Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165

  Wake On Wireless: Supported

  AirDrop: Supported

  AirDrop Channel: 149

  Auto Unlock: Supported

  Status: Not Associated

works fine with my little BT usb adapter.


 Apple Bluetooth Software Version:	6.0.9f1
  Hardware, Features and Settings:
  Name:	iMac
  Address:	xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
  Bluetooth Low Energy Supported:	Yes
  Handoff Supported:	Yes
  Instant Hot Spot Supported:	Yes
  Manufacturer:	Broadcom
  Transport:	USB
  Chipset:	20702A3
  Firmware Version:	v14 c4096
  Bluetooth Power:	On
  Discoverable:	On
  Connectable:	Yes
  Auto Seek Pointing:	On
  Remote wake:	On
  Vendor ID:	0x0A5C
  Product ID:	0x21EC
  HCI Version:	4.0 (0x6)
  HCI Revision:	0x1000
  LMP Version:	4.0 (0x6)
  LMP Subversion:	0x220E
  Device Type (Major):	Computer
  Device Type (Complete):	Mac Desktop
  Composite Class Of Device:	0x380104
  Device Class (Major):	0x01
  Device Class (Minor):	0x01
  Service Class:	0x1C0
  Auto Seek Keyboard:	On
  Services:
  Bluetooth File Transfer:
  Folder other devices can browse:	~/Public
  When receiving items:	Accept all without warning
  State:	Disabled
  Bluetooth File Exchange:
  Folder for accepted items:	~/Downloads
  When other items are accepted:	Save to location
  When receiving items:	Accept all without warning
  State:	Disabled
  Bluetooth Internet Sharing:
  State:	Disabled
  Incoming Serial Ports:
  Bluetooth-Incoming-Port:
  RFCOMM Channel:	3
  Requires Authentication:	No

 

For my WiFi card i use AirportBrcmFixup.kext

And fot BT i use BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext

Nothing in config.plist except this boot flag


brcmfx-country=AU

 

Cool, thank you so much! Would you mind giving an Amazon link or model name of your BT dongle?

Why did you install the AirportBrcmFixup.kext? In my case, the T9E worked without kext files.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Edited by unixb0y

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Cool, thank you so much! Would you mind giving an Amazon link or model name of your BT dongle?

Why did you install the AirportBrcmFixup.kext? In my case, the T9E worked without kext files.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

I used AirportBrcmFixup.kext to change the country code to Au.

I believe I bought the BT USB from my local MSY as it had a Broadcom chipset. I’ll see if I can find it.

This is the one I am using

http://www.msy.com.au/sa/elizabeth/peripherals/17594-simplecom-nb407-mini-usb20-bluetooth-v40-dongle.html

 

 

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9 minutes ago, SavageAUS said:

I used AirportBrcmFixup.kext to change the country code to Au.

I believe I bought the BT USB from my local MSY as it had a Broadcom chipset. I’ll see if I can find it.

This is the one I am using

http://www.msy.com.au/sa/elizabeth/peripherals/17594-simplecom-nb407-mini-usb20-bluetooth-v40-dongle.html

 

 

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What is changing a country code needed for?

Thanks for the link! I found this on the German Amazon and will try it asap :-)

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That reads that it has the CSR 8510 chipset not Broadcom. Broadcom is what your looking for. I’m not sure what changing the country code does but I did it and don’t have an issue.

 

 

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33 minutes ago, SavageAUS said:

That reads that it has the CSR 8510 chipset not Broadcom. Broadcom is what your looking for. I’m not sure what changing the country code does but I did it and don’t have an issue.

 

 

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Okay, well I just searched for "Bluetooth Hackintosh", and found that item because a reviewer has mentioned using it on a Hackintosh. Do you mean if I find one with a Broadcom chip, it will work for sure or are there specific models?

 

EDIT: what about this guy? https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B007MKMJGO/

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