How to Enable Intel WiFi on macOS [Clover/OpenCore]

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How to Enable Intel WiFi on macOS [Clover/OpenCore]

An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers implementation of Intel WiFi on macOS using Clover and OpenCore.

Overview


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.

Compatibility


For more information on Broadcom WiFi compatibility, refer to the thread linked below.

Requirements

WiFi HardwareSupported Intel WiFi
Network KextsOriginal Network kexts in S/L/E
macOS VersionmacOS Mojave and Later

Adding required kext


To enable the WiFi support, you've two options

KextsNotes
itlwm
  • Requires HeliPort, acts as a WiFi Client for Intel WiFi.
  • Has no AirDrop or Handoff support.
  • Works as Ethernet Interface.
AirportItlwm
  • Works as standalone kext.
  • Has AirDrop and Handoff support.
  • Works as WiFi Interface.

The next step is to download the required kexts to enable WiFi support.

For itlwm

For Clover:

If you're using Clover, copy itlwm.kext to EFI/Clover/Kext/Others

For OpenCore:
If you're using OpenCore, copy itlwm.kext to EFI/OC/Kexts. You'll also need to add the kext entries in Kernel section of your config.plist.

When going with itlwm, you'll also need to install HeliPort. To install HeliPort, follow the steps below.

Download HeliPort.dmg.
Mount the DMG.
Move HeliPort to Applications folder.

For AirportItlwm

For Clover:

If you're using Clover, copy AirportItlwm to EFI/Clover/Kext/Others

For OpenCore:
If you're using OpenCore, copy AirportItlwm to EFI/OC/Kexts. You'll also need to add the kext 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.

Note:
For itlwm, you'll need to use HeliPort as a WiFi client to connect.
 
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Good night to every body i've a question.....i don' undertand hoew do that part of the guide.....


You'll also need to add the kext entries in Kernel section of your config.plist.

Somebody could explain to me? I've catalina 10.15.5

Thank a lot
 

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Good night to every body i've a question.....i don' undertand hoew do that part of the guide.....


You'll also need to add the kext entries in Kernel section of your config.plist.

Somebody could explain to me? I've catalina 10.15.5

Thank a lot
The entries means adding kexts to your OpenCore config.plist. The guide will be updated soon.
 
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How to Enable Intel WiFi on macOS [Clover/OpenCore]

An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers implementation of Intel WiFi on macOS using Clover and OpenCore.

Overview


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.

Compatibility


For more information on Broadcom WiFi compatibility, refer to the thread linked below.

Requirements

WiFi HardwareSupported Intel WiFi
Network KextsOriginal Network kexts in S/L/E
macOS VersionmacOS Mojave and Later

Adding required kext


To enable the WiFi support, you've two options

KextsNotes
itlwm
  • Requires HeliPort, acts as a WiFi Client for Intel WiFi.
  • Has no AirDrop or Handoff support.
  • Works as Ethernet Interface.
AirportItlwm
  • Works as standalone kext.
  • Has AirDrop and Handoff support.
  • Works as WiFi Interface.

The next step is to download the required kexts to enable WiFi support.

For itlwm

For Clover:

If you're using Clover, copy itlwm.kext to EFI/Clover/Kext/Others

For OpenCore:
If you're using OpenCore, copy itlwm.kext to EFI/OC/Kexts. You'll also need to add the kext entries in Kernel section of your config.plist.

When going with itlwm, you'll also need to install HeliPort. To install HeliPort, follow the steps below.

Download HeliPort.dmg.
Mount the DMG.
Move HeliPort to Applications folder.

For AirportItlwm

For Clover:

If you're using Clover, copy AirportItlwm to EFI/Clover/Kext/Others

For OpenCore:
If you're using OpenCore, copy AirportItlwm to EFI/OC/Kexts. You'll also need to add the kext 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.

Note:
For itlwm, you'll need to use HeliPort as a WiFi client to connect.
I get a massage for itlwm.kext "itlwm is not running after system boot "Can somebody help to get it work?
 

EliteMacx86

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I get a massage for itlwm.kext "itlwm is not running after system boot "Can somebody help to get it work?
You need Kext+App. The guide is depreciated and will be fixed soon.
 

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