- 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 the implementation of Broadcom WiFi on macOS using Clover and OpenCore. By following this guide, you'll be able to enable Broadcom WiFi on macOS using Clover or OpenCore as a Bootloader.
There are several Broadcom WiFi cards that work OOTB. However, few cards are fully supported, but you need to use an injector kext to enable the WiFi.
Apple has been using Broadcom WiFi in its Mac lineups since the beginning. However, not all of the Broadcom WiFi models are natively supported due to non-Apple hardware limitations. Some of the compatible Broadcom WiFi Cards still require an injector kext to work.
Refer to the thread linked below for more information on Broadcom WiFi compatibility.
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||Compatible Broadcom WiFi|
|Network Kexts||Original Network kexts in S/L/E|
|macOS Version||macOS Sierra and Later|
STEP 1: Add Required Kext
To enable the WiFi support, you'll need to add AirportBrcmFixup.kext. AirportBrcmFixup doesn't work standalone. AirportBrcmFixup and Lilu are needed together to work in conjunction in order to enable the WiFi.
1. Download AirportBrcmFixup and Lilu from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Mount your ESP.
If you're using Clover, copy both the kexts to
If you're using OpenCore, copy both the kexts to
EFI/OC/Kexts. You'll also need to add the kext entries in the
Kernelsection of your config.plist.
STEP 2: 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 the menu bar.