OS X Airport Half Mini (WiFi and Bluetooth)
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wireless_half-mini

OS X Airport Half Mini (WiFi and Bluetooth)

Updates

  1. 10/26/16 - 10.12 Support, add
    1. config-bcm94352-120.plist
  2. 10/7/15 - toledaARPT deprecated
  3. 7/23/15 - 10.11 Update, adds
    1. wireless-bcm94352-110.command
    2. config-bcm94352-110.plist
  4. 7/1/2015 - 10.10.4 Update, adds
    1. wireless-bcm94352-100.command, supports all 10.10 versions
  5. 5/19/15 - 10.10.3 Update: adds
    1. wireless-bcm94352-100-v3.0.command
    2. config-bcm94352-103.plist
    3. Country Code support, credit: Sebinouse
    4. Deprecated Folder. Removed Country Code/XT support
  6. 2/12/15 - 10.10.2 Update; adds
    1. BCM94360HMB
    2. wireless bcm94352-100-v2.0.command
    3. config-bcm94352-102.plist, wireless-bcm94352-100-patch.command deprecated
  7. 12/9/14 - New Broadcomm Bluetooth 4.0 solution, see BCM94352 BT4
  8. 11/19/14 - GYMLE BT4LE/Handoff
  9. 11/16/14 - BCM94352/US-FCC patch, Credit: webcivilian
  10. 11/12/14 - Yosemite Release/BCM94352 5GHz/Handoff

Airport working OOB on Mavericks with Broadcom BCM94360/BCM94331/BCM943224 and Atheros AR9280 OS X reports as Airport Extreme; Wake on Wireless and AirDrop supported. Newer Broadcom WiFi cards no longer require rebranding to work in OS X.

BCM943224 HMS, BCM943225 HMB and BCM94352 HMB PCIe Half Mini versions tested. AR9280, AR9285 and AR9287 PCIe Half Mini versions tested. Mini PCIe versions and Mini PCIe to PCIe versions work; BT 4.0 requires USB motherboard connector.

Native Airport Half Mini cards

  1. BCM94360HMB - 2.4/5 GHz, ac+abgn, 3 Stream, 1300 Mbs
  2. BCM94360CD - 2.4/5 GHz, ac+abgn, 3 Stream, 1300 Mbs (PCIe x1, not HM)
  3. BCM94331CD - 2.4/5 GHz, abgn, 3 stream, 450 Mbs + BT (4.0) 10.10+/Whitelist
  4. BCM943224 HMS/HMB - 2.4/5, GHz abgn, 2 stream, 150/300 Mbs 10.10+/Whitelist
  5. AR9280 - 2.4/5 GHz, abgn, 2 Stream, 300 Mbs
  6. AR9380 - 2.4/5 GHz, abgn, 3 Stream, 450 Mbs

Non-Native Airport Half Mini cards
See [Guide] airport half mini details.pdf

  1. BCM94352 HMB - 2.4/5 GHz, ac+abgn, 2 stream, 867 Mbs + BT (4.0)
  2. BCM943225 HMS - 2.4 GHz, bgn, 2 stream, 108/150 Mbs
  3. BCM943225 HMB - 2.4 GHz, bgn, 2 stream, 108/150 Mbs + BT (3.0)
  4. AR9285 - 2.4 GHz, abgn, 1 stream, 54/75 Mbs
  5. AR9287 - 2.4 GHz, abgn, 2 stream, 108/150 Mbs

WiFi + BT

  1. BCM943352 HMB/AzureWave AW-CE123H supports both Airport and Bluetooth 4.0
  2. BCM943225 HMB supports both Airport and Bluetooth 3.0

Airport Injection Methods/Enable WiFi (10.12/10.11/10.10 - all versions, select one method, note: 94352, 5 GHz patch required, see below)

  1. kext enabler, see FakePCIID (10.12 working, use 2016-1115 or newer)
    1. All supported WiFi cards (includes 94352)
    2. README FakePCIID -- RehabMan
    3. Download FakePCIID -- RehabMan
    4. Install (2016-1115 or newer):
      1. FakePCIID.kext
      2. FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext
  2. kext edit/Info.plist, see [Guide] airport-pcie-hm-plist-edits .pdf above
    1. 94352, see config-bcm94352-120.plist
      1. 10.11-BCM94352-0x43b114e4-Info.plist-bpresles
      2. Paste patch to config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch
  3. dsdt edits, [Guide] airport-pcie-hm-dsdt-edits.pdf above
  4. ssdt enabler, see ssdt_enabler folder (repo)
    1. 94352, see ssdt_arpt folder (repo)
      1. Verify IOReg/RP0x (wifi device name)
  5. Clover/config.plist/ (10.12+, not working)
    1. ACPI/DSDT/Fixes (supported device_ids)
      1. AddDTGP_0001/YES
      2. FixAirport_4000/YES
    2. Devices/FakeID/0x0 (supported device_ids)

Country Code (10.12/10.11/10.10 - all versions)

  1. Country Code/Required
    1. Native: US/FCC (Hex: 55 53)
    2. If not US/FCC, see Sebinouse, see #2 below
    3. Special case, see #a, credit: jaymonkey, Post #2084
      1. Solves wake from sleep WiFi performance issue
  2. ROW Country Code, credit: Sebinouse, Post #1159 (select one method)
    1. config-bcm94352...plist (see Repo)
      1. edit 5GHz-US/Replace/55 53 (US) to xx xx (CC)
      2. ASCII/Hex/Base64
    2. wireless_bcm94352...command (see Repo)
      1. CC prompt

BCM94352 5 GHz/Handoff Patch (10.12+)
Credit: the-darkvoid

  1. Clover/kext patch
    1. Download config-bcm94352-... (select View Raw)
    2. Paste 3 Patches to config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch

BCM94352 5 GHz/Handoff Patch (10.11+)
Credit: Dokterdok, the-darkvoid, Sebinouse
Select 1 or 2, not both

  1. Kext/binary patch
    1. Download wireless_bcm94352-... (select View Raw)
    2. Double click Downloads/wireless_bcm94352-...command
  2. Clover/kext patch
    1. Download config-bcm94352-... (select View Raw)
    2. Paste 3 Patches to config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch

BCM94352 5 GHz/Handoff Patch (10.10+)
Credit: Dokterdok, the-darkvoid, Sebinouse
Select 1 or 2, not both

  1. Kext/binary patch
    1. Download wireless_bcm94352-... (select View Raw)
    2. Double click Downloads/wireless_bcm94352-...command
  2. Clover/kext patch
    1. Download config-bcm94352-... (select View Raw)
    2. Paste 3 Patches to config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch

BCM94352 5 GHz Patch (10.9+)
Credit: Skvo
Select 1 or 2, not both

  1. Kext/binary patch
    1. Download wireless_bcm94352-... (select View Raw)
    2. Double click Downloads/wireless_bcm94352-...command
    3. See Terminal Saved Output. . . (above)
  2. Clover/kext patch
    1. Download config-bcm94352-... (select View Raw)
    2. Add 3 Patches to config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch

Bluetooth 4LE (10.11+)

  1. 10.11 USB Issues/no BT
    1. Fix USB problem
  2. BT injection - RehabMan/OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM (2 kexts required)
    1. REAMDME BrcmPatchRAM -- RehabMan
    2. Download BrcmPatchRAM -- RehabMan
    3. Install 2 kexts
      1. BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext
      2. BrcmPatchRAM2.kext
  3. Installation (a or b, not both)
    1. Clover/Chameleon - use kext installer
      1. System/Library/Extensions/
      2. Library/Extensions/
  4. Working
    1. Asus BCM94352 (0b05/17cf)
    2. Azurewave CE-123H (13d3/3404)

Bluetooth 4LE/4/3 (10.10+. 10.9+)

  1. REAMDME BrcmPatchRAM -- RehabMan
  2. Download BrcmPatchRAM -- RehabMan
  3. BrcmPatchRAM.kext Installation (Select one method)
    1. Clover/Chameleon - System/Library/Extensions/
      1. use kext installer
    2. Clover - EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10 or /10.9
  4. Working
    1. Asus BCM94352 (0b05/17cf)
    2. Azurewave CE-123H (13d3/3404

Requirement (+ all)

  1. OS X Versions (+ all)
    1. 10.11+/El Capitan
    2. 10.10+/Yosemite
    3. 10.9+/Mavericks
    4. 10.8.5/Mountain Lion
      Solution does not work, 10.8.4 or earlier
  2. Boot Flags/Boot failure may result if ignored
    1. 10.11+/Disable SIP/set, restart, install, enable SIP, restart
      1. CLOVER/config.plist/RtVariables/
        1. BooterConfig/0x28
        2. CsrActiveConfig/0x3
      2. Chameleon - Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist
        1. CsrActiveConfig=3
    2. 10.10+/Allow unsigned kexts/set, restart, install
      1. Clover/config.plist/
        1. Boot/Arguments/kext-dev-mode=1
      2. Chameleon/Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist/
        1. Kernel Flags/kext-dev-mode=1

Installation/Configuration/Troubleshooting
[Guide] airport_half-mini_details.pdf.zip (above)

Tools

  1. IOReg_v2.1 (select View Raw)
  2. DPCIManger
  3. MaciASL
  4. Property List Editors -
    1. Xcode
    2. Property List Editor, PlistEdit Pro, TextEdit, etc.
    3. TextEdit, TextWrangler (last resort)
  5. Clover Configurator
  6. Clover Wiki

Problem Reporting (attach requested information)

  1. Description of wireless problem
  2. OS X version/motherboard model/BIOS version/processor/graphics
  3. Procedure/Guide used
  4. Copy of IOReg - IOReg_v2.1/File/Save a Copy As…, verify file (Tools 1.)
  5. Screenshots:
    1. DPCIManager/Status (Tools 2.)
    2. System Information/Hardware/Network/WiFi
    3. System Information/Hardware/Bluetooth
    4. System Information/Hardware/USB (Select Bluetooth device)
  6. DPCIManager/Misc/Boot Log
  7. MaciASL/File/Export Tableset As... (Tools 3.)
  8. Terminal/Shell/File/Export Text As. . . /wireless_bcm...command
  9. Chameleon
    1. Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist
    2. DPCIManager/Misc/Boot Log
    3. Extra/dsdt.aml (if installed)
    4. Extra/ssdt.aml (if installed)
  10. Clover
    1. EFI/CLOVER/config.plist
    2. DPCIManager/Misc/Boot Log
    3. EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/Patched/dsdt.aml (if installed)
    4. EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/Patched/ssdt.aml (if installed)
  11. Post to:
    1. Airport - InsanelyMac.com
    2. Airport - tonymacx86.com

Credit
THe KiNG
Andy Vandijck
PikeRAlpha
Skvo
Dokterdok
the-darkvoid
Sebinouse

toleda https://github.com/toleda/airport_half_mini