The following guide goes into great detail on how to enable various types of Wireless Network Interfaces. This guide supports Atheros, Broadcom, Intel Wireless Controllers.

Index:

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Section 1: Wireless Network Interface Identification

Section 2: Atheros

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Supported Device ID’s
Part 3: Wireless Injection
Part 4: Patches
Part 5: Known Issues
Part 6: Unsupported Models

Section 3: Broadcom

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Supported Device ID’s
Part 3: Wireless Injection
Part 4: Patches
Part 5: Known Issues
Part 6: Unsupported Models

Section 4: Intel

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Supported Device ID’s
Part 3: Driver Download
Part 4: Wireless Injection
Part 5: Patches
Part 6: Known Issues

Section 5: Ralink

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Supported Device ID’s
Part 3: Driver Download
Part 4: Patches
Part 5: Known Issues
Part 6: Unsupported Models

Section 6: Realtek

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Supported Device ID’s
Part 3: Driver Download
Part 4: Patches
Part 5: Known Issues
Part 6: Unsupported Models

Section 7: Building a WIFI Card

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Supported Cards
Part 3: Mini PCIe to PCIe Express Adaptor
Part 4: Assembling
Part 5: Installation
Part 6: Unsupported Models

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12 Comments on "Wireless"

  1. My wifi adapter is Ralink RT3290. How can i make it’s working kext using another Ralink’s wifi adaper kext by making appropriate changes to it. Can you help me with this ?

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  2. In my previous install of Mountain Lion, I was using the RT2870 wireless driver for my Dlink DWA-140 USB antenna that ATT provided me. I got a base install on my system of 10.10 but can’t get the driver to work. Is it now incompatible? Do I need to get a different antenna? I am too far away for Ethernet so wireless is my only option

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    • Install the Driver provided. As shown on the side of each download is the OS Version that is supported. If your OS Version is not listed assume it may not work.

      Else build your own WiFi Card which is what I recomend anyway.

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  3. Hi,

    Thanks for the guide, thanks to this one I got my machine up and running.

    I have a little issue that remains, I tried all the Toleda fixes but they don’t seem to help.
    My wifi on the Asus Z97-PRO(WifiAC) is limited to 400Mbit it won’t go up to 867Mbit. Bluetooth (on the same card) is also very unreliable.
    I had the wifi working at one point, when I tried the Vietnam 1.90 Mackintosh tool but that broke so many other things that I gave up and reverted to your method.

    Could you help?

    Thanks!

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    • As you have seen without a SSDT most other guides are broken and cause all kinds of issues.

      Onboard audio issue?

      Wifi issue is a Mac issue with 3rd party wifi devices not a hack issue. BT on the board is not very good. By a cheap BT dongle.

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  4. Thanks, I did start to think along the same lines as the onboard audio is also a struggle.

    Wouldn’t it be better to swap the motherboard with a Gigabyte UD3 or UD5 and a good Wifi Card (can you recommend any in AC1300 or more?)

    Thanks, really appreciated.

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    • No. Changing boards would be a step backwards. There is nothing special about any manufactures boards so please stop thinking that way 🙂

      The only reason audio would be a issue is that you did not run the proper patch.

      Chances are you dont have Google Fiber so in the real world you don’t need more then the speed you are currently getting over wifi.

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  5. Hi,

    Well … I do have 1000/1000 fibre but not from Google 😉

    The patches that I use, aside from using your DMG (thanks again):

    For audio: audio_cloverALC-100_v1.0.4d.command
    For Wifi: wireless_bcm94352-100-v3.0a.command

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    • Audio Patch is in the DMG. No need to run a “Wifi” patch since yours is natively supported. Once you start mixing methods there is not much I can do as I cant trust the system.

      Side note. Use LAN if you have Gigabit.

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  6. Hi Andrew,

    Do you have success on Intel Wifi cards? I see the Intel section is blank. I have an Intel wifi card from my old laptop that I wish to use. Can you guide me on how to make it work.
    Thanks.

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