Enabling Third Party Broadcom WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n WIFI + Bluetooth Cards on a Hackintosh BCM94352Z, BCM94322

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Ubuntu Live distro would be a good place to check your Bluetooth and Wifi card, you don't even need to fully install it, just use the Live Distro to see if it activates your BT/Wifi. So no need to install a spare hard drive for Ubuntu.

I'm not sure if you can get your BCM94322MC card to work in Mojave, some of the older Broadcom cards were dropped when Sierra was released (kexts no longer within IO80211Family.kext Plugins), your card is not listed but all the others are from the same family, i.e. BCM9432X cards, see https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...i-devices-unsupported-in-macos-sierra.201746/

Also you would need a PCI-E adapter card for this card to work, as it will not work in the M.2 slot.

If you are going to go that far you might as well buy a pre-loaded card such as this one - https://amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-PCI-...920&sr=8-3&keywords=hackintosh+wifi+bluetooth.

Installing a card such as this would mean you won't have anywhere to place a GFX card, with your ITX board only having one PCI-E slot, if you should decide you want a GFX card in the future.
 

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I tried the Ubuntu Live distro.
It detected Bluetooth, so that confirms the card is not defective (yay!)
(it did not initiate wifi from ubuntu though :rolleyes: - let it be etc...)

So onward to the USB mapping exercise for me - I'll report back when I get it to work (and will ask questions on the process in another thread) :)
 

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Had trouble getting bluetooth to work on BCM94352Z Lenovo variant to work on Gigabyte Z370N WIFI until I connected the pins and antenna. Had devices super close to the chip but still wasn't working. Hope this helps someone!
 

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The Broadcom WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n cards are the go to cards if you need If you need Wifi and Bluetooth and want to swap out an existing Wifi card on your desktop/laptop as they are not as expensive as the dedicated PCIE cards, which are usually $100+ USD and they are quite easy to get working in High Sierra as all you have to do is drop a copy kexts in the right location and restart your hackintosh.

These are my preferred & proven Wifi Cards for hackintoshing:

BCM94352Z - Full Size WLAN

The BCM94352Z is a full sized WLAN card, which is what you want if you have one of the newer desktop motherboards that come with an integrated wifi card + WLAN slot as they are the same size. Since the included Intel WLAN card doesn't work the BCM94352Z is a good drop in replacement.

There are two models of the BCM94352Z a Dell (DW1560) and a Lenovo (04X6020). The Lenovo version works just as well as the Dell one and is cheaper. However if you plan to plug this in to a M.2 slot, because you don't have a WLAN slot available on your motherboard you need the DELL DW1560 as M.2 only fits A+E Key sized cards. Also if you bought a motherboard without an antenna you will need to buy an Antenna Kit

DELL DW1560
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0156DVQ7G/

LENOVO 04X6020
Broadcom BCM94352Z NGFF Dual Band 802.11ac 867M Wifi BT 4.0 Lenovo FRU 04X6020 | eBay


BCM94322 - Half Size WLAN

Some laptops can only fit a half sized WLAN card and therefore I would recommend the BCM94322 if you have a laptop hackintosh that can't fit a full sized WLAN card like the BCM94352Z. There is a Dell version of the BCM94322 called the DW1510

Dell DW1510
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LP52BNI/

Steps

Note: For Ryzen user's I nor anyone that I'm aware of has gotten bluetooth to work so far with Broadcom WLAN cards, with Intel it's no problem.
  1. Mount EFI partition
  2. Download the most recent version of RehabMan's OS-X-Fake-PCI-ID
  3. Unzip the OS-X-Fake-PCI-ID folder
  4. Open OS-X-Fake-PCI-ID folder
  5. Open Release folder
  6. Copy these kexts:
    1. FakePCIID.kext
    2. FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext
  7. Paste these kexts in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
  8. Download the most recent version of RehabMan's OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM
  9. Unzip the RehabMan-BrcmPatchRAM folder
  10. Open RehabMan-BrcmPatchRAM folder
  11. Open Release folder
  12. Copy these kexts:
    1. BrcmFirmwareData.kext
    2. BrcmPatchRAM2.kext
    3. BrcmNonPatchRAM2.kext
  13. Paste these kexts in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
  14. Restart Hackintosh
Having issues?
Some may have issues putting these kexts in the Other folder where the Kexts wont always work or maybe Wifi is working, but bluetooth isn't. With Clover some kexts can fail to properly initiate so you can try migrating BrcmPatchRAM to /Library/Extensions:
  • Move BrcmPatchRAM2.kext & BrcmNonPatchRAM2.kext to /Library/Extensions
  • Delete BrcmFirewareData.kext from EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
  • Copy BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext from Release folder
  • Paste BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext in /Library/Extensions
The Broadcom WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n cards are the go to cards if you need If you need Wifi and Bluetooth and want to swap out an existing Wifi card on your desktop/laptop as they are not as expensive as the dedicated PCIE cards, which are usually $100+ USD and they are quite easy to get working in High Sierra as all you have to do is drop a copy kexts in the right location and restart your hackintosh.

These are my preferred & proven Wifi Cards for hackintoshing:

BCM94352Z - Full Size WLAN

The BCM94352Z is a full sized WLAN card, which is what you want if you have one of the newer desktop motherboards that come with an integrated wifi card + WLAN slot as they are the same size. Since the included Intel WLAN card doesn't work the BCM94352Z is a good drop in replacement.

There are two models of the BCM94352Z a Dell (DW1560) and a Lenovo (04X6020). The Lenovo version works just as well as the Dell one and is cheaper. However if you plan to plug this in to a M.2 slot, because you don't have a WLAN slot available on your motherboard you need the DELL DW1560 as M.2 only fits A+E Key sized cards. Also if you bought a motherboard without an antenna you will need to buy an Antenna Kit

DELL DW1560
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0156DVQ7G/

LENOVO 04X6020
Broadcom BCM94352Z NGFF Dual Band 802.11ac 867M Wifi BT 4.0 Lenovo FRU 04X6020 | eBay


BCM94322 - Half Size WLAN

Some laptops can only fit a half sized WLAN card and therefore I would recommend the BCM94322 if you have a laptop hackintosh that can't fit a full sized WLAN card like the BCM94352Z. There is a Dell version of the BCM94322 called the DW1510

Dell DW1510
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LP52BNI/

Steps

Note: For Ryzen user's I nor anyone that I'm aware of has gotten bluetooth to work so far with Broadcom WLAN cards, with Intel it's no problem.
  1. Mount EFI partition
  2. Download the most recent version of RehabMan's OS-X-Fake-PCI-ID
  3. Unzip the OS-X-Fake-PCI-ID folder
  4. Open OS-X-Fake-PCI-ID folder
  5. Open Release folder
  6. Copy these kexts:
    1. FakePCIID.kext
    2. FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext
  7. Paste these kexts in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
  8. Download the most recent version of RehabMan's OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM
  9. Unzip the RehabMan-BrcmPatchRAM folder
  10. Open RehabMan-BrcmPatchRAM folder
  11. Open Release folder
  12. Copy these kexts:
    1. BrcmFirmwareData.kext
    2. BrcmPatchRAM2.kext
    3. BrcmNonPatchRAM2.kext
  13. Paste these kexts in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
  14. Restart Hackintosh
Having issues?
Some may have issues putting these kexts in the Other folder where the Kexts wont always work or maybe Wifi is working, but bluetooth isn't. With Clover some kexts can fail to properly initiate so you can try migrating BrcmPatchRAM to /Library/Extensions:
  • Move BrcmPatchRAM2.kext & BrcmNonPatchRAM2.kext to /Library/Extensions
  • Delete BrcmFirewareData.kext from EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
  • Copy BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext from Release folder
  • Paste BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext in /Library/Extensions
Hi, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. I have a question about the BCM94352Z. I allow that I am not an expert but only an enthusiast who tries to make do where possible. My laptop is a Lenovo G50-70 (with Intel i5 of the fourth generation) so I think I should buy the Lenovo version but looking at the eye contacts it seems to me that the DW1560 is more correct. Am I wrong or is it so? Is this how my Lenovo would work with the DW1560? If it wouldn't work could you recommend a compatible wifi-bluetooth card? Thanks in advance and sorry for too many questions and the translation done with Google translate 😅😁
 

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