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By far the most popular option for desktop users has been to buy an old Apple Aiport Wireless card and place it into a PCIe riser card. The benefits of this is that as long as the hardware works natively on a real mac it will work on without any kexts/framework modifications. With PCIe you have a couple of options:

  • Apple Airport Card adapted to a full sized PCIe adapter(Recommended)
  • Apple Airport Card adapted to M.2 B+M Key(same as what NVMe SSDs run off)
  • Apple Airport Card adapted to M.2 A+E Key(same as what Intel wireless cards run off)
  • Full sized PCIe Wireless card

Currently supported chipsets:

  • BCM943602CDP
  • BCM943602CD
  • BCM94360CD
  • BCM94331CD(may need to force the kext to load for Catalina)
  • BCM94360CS2
  • BCM943602CS
  • BCM94360CSAX
  • BCM94360CS
  • BCM94352Z
  • BCM94350ZAE

Supported(Full sized PCIe Wireless card)

  • BCM94360CD(ABGN+AC):

    • Fenvi FV T919 (BT 4.0)
    • Fenvi AC1900(no Bluetooth, recently discontinued)
    • TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900(no Bluetooth)
    • TP-LINK Archer T8E(no Bluetooth)
    • RNX-AC1900PCE(no Bluetooth)
    • ASUS PCE-AC66(no Bluetooth)
    • ASUS PCE-AC68(no Bluetooth)
  • BCM94360CS2(ABGN+AC):

    • Fenvi FV-HB1200(BT 4.0)
    • AWD Wireless LAN Card(No Bluetooth)
  • BCM94352(ABGN+AC):

    • TP-LINK Archer T6E(no Bluetooth)
    • Rosewill RNX-AC1300PCE(no Bluetooth)
    • ASUS PCE-AC56(no Bluetooth)

All cards presented here besides the Apple Airport and Fenvi cards require the following:

  • AirportBrcmFixup
  • BrcmPatchRAM
    • BrcmBluetoothInjector
    • BrcmFirmwareData
    • BrcmPatchRAM fix:
      • BrcmPatchRAM3 for 10.14+ (must be paired with BrcmBluetoothInjector)
      • BrcmPatchRAM2 for 10.11-10.14
      • BrcmPatchRAM for 10.10 or older

Older Models(Unsupported in Mojave)

With these models, you'll need to reinject the old plugin your wireless card used in High Sierra to work in Mojave. There are a couple of different kexts to do this but generally, we recommend avoiding this card unless absolutely necessary.

Note: Injecting the kext into macOS Catalina is even more unstable, highly encouraged to upgrade

  • Atheros 9380:
    • TP-Link TL-WDN4800
    • Rosewill N900
    • Atheros AR5BDT92
  • Atheros 9280:
    • Dell DW 1525
    • Gemtek WPEA-113N
  • Atheros AR9287:
    • Nexxt Solutions Saros 300 (APLDT300N1)
    • TP-LINK TL-WN881ND
  • Atheros AR9285:
    • AzureWave AW-NE106
    • Rosewill RNX-N150PCe v1
    • SMC SMCWPCIeS-N
    • TP-LINK TL-WN781ND v1
    • ZyXEL NWD3105

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