- Jul 22, 2018
- Supermicro X11SPA-T
- Intel Xeon W-3275 28 Core
- 2xAMD RX 580 8GB
- OS X/macOS
- Mac mini
- MacBook Pro
- Mobile Phone
How to Enable Broadcom WiFi on macOS [Clover/OpenCore]An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers implementation of Broadcom WiFi on macOS using Clover and OpenCore.
There are several Broadcom WiFi cards which works OOTB. However, there are few cards which are fully supported but you need to use an injector kext to enable the WiFi.
For more information on Broadcom WiFi compatibility, refer to the thread linked below.
WiFi Compatibility List for OS X and macOS [Broadcom, Atheros, Intel and Realtek] Following are the list of compatible and non-compatible WiFi models for Mac. For Broadcom https://www.elitemacx86.com/threads/how-to-enable-broadcom-wifi.606/ For Atheros...
|WiFi Hardware||Supported Broadcom WiFi|
|Network Kexts||Original Network kexts in S/L/E|
|macOS Version||macOS Sierra and Later|
Adding required kext
To enable the WiFi support, you'll need to add AirportBrcmFixup.kext
The next step is to download the required kexts to enable WiFi support. "AirportBrcmFixup" and "Lilu" is needed together to work with conjunction in order to enable the WiFi support.
If you're using Clover, copy both the kexts to EFI/Clover/Kext/Others
If you're using OpenCore, copy both the kexts to EFI/OC/Kexts. You'll also need to add the kexts entries in Kernel section of your config.plist
Restart your System
After performing all the above steps, restart your system for the applied changes to take effect.
You can see a WiFi icon in the menu bar now. If not, you can enable it from System Preferences>Network>WiFi>Show Wi-Fi status in menu bar.