Enabling Third Party Broadcom WLAN 802.11abgn WIFI + Bluetooth Cards on a Hackintosh BCM94352Z, BCM94322.

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

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

One thought on “Enabling Third Party Broadcom WLAN 802.11abgn WIFI + Bluetooth Cards on a Hackintosh BCM94352Z, BCM94322.

  1. Hà Đăng Hoàng says:

    I believe I’ve solved this one, and here’s what I did, so it may help people in the future.

    1. Placed the following kexts in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other:
    FakePCIID.kext
    FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext
    AirportBrcmFixup.kext (Requires Lilu.kext, FYI)
    FakePCIID kexts are available here.
    AirportBrcmFixup is available here.

    2. Placed the following kexts in /Library/Extensions:
    BrcmPatchRAM2.kext
    BrcmNonPatchRAM2.kext
    BrcmFirmwareRepo.kextDownload them here.

    3. In Clover, add the following custom bootflag:
    brcmfx-country=XX
    Change XX to your country code (US, ES) or just add #a, ie: brcmfx-country=#a
    This change, which uses the AirportBrcmFixup.kext, resolved the 5ghz issue.

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