WiFi Compatibility List for OS X and macOS [Broadcom, Atheros, Intel and Realtek]

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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
For Atheros
For Intel

Broadcom
VendorModelForm FactorStandardRangeChipsetVEN ID: DEV IDOOTBSierraHigh SierraMojaveCatalinaBig SurMontereyVentura
BroadcomBCM94360214E4Y
BroadcomBCM9436014E4YYYY
BroadcomBCM9435214E4YYYY
BroadcomBCM9435014E4Y
BroadcomBCM94322414E4Y
BroadcomBCM9433114E4Y
BroadcomBCM9432214E4Y
BroadcomBCM431114E4Y
BroadcomBCM431814E4Y
BroadcomBCM430614E4Y
BroadcomBCM430914E4Y
BroadcomBCM432114E4Y
BroadcomBCM432214E4Y

Notes:
  • Since release of macOS Sierra (10.12), Apple dropped support for old Broadcom BCM431x and BCM4321 cards respectively. There is no workaround, they must be replaced with a supported one.
  • Since release of macOS Catalina (10.15), Apple dropped support for BCM4322 (14e4:432b). AirPortBrcm4331 plugin from IO80211Family kext was abandoned and no longer in use. This affects cards such as DW1510. A workaround is to simply install macOS Mojave's IO80211Family kext.
Atheros
VendorModelForm FactorStandardRangeChipsetVEN ID: Dev IDOOTBSierraHigh SierraMojaveCatalinaBig Sur
QualcommAR242x1969
QualcommAR542x1969
QualcommAR54161969
QualcommAR54181969
QualcommAR9280
AR5BHB92
1969
QualcommAR9285
AR5B95
1969
QualcommAR9287
AR5B97
1969
QualcommAR9380
AR5BXB112
Mini PCIeA/B/G/N168c
QualcommAR5B91Mini PCIeB/G/N168c
QualcommAR5BXB6Mini PCIeA/B/G168c
QualcommAR5BXB72Mini PCIeA/B/G/N168c
QualcommAR94851969
QualcommAR95651969
QualcommAR94621969

Notes:
  • Since release of macOS Mojave (10.14), Apple dropped support for Atheros cards. A workaround is to install the Atheros40.kext from High Sierra.
  • Since release of macOS Catalina (10.15) it no longer supports injection of High Sierra's AirPortAtheros40.kext. A workaround is to install High Sierra's IO80211Family kext.
Intel
AC Series
ManufacturerModelForm FactorStandardRangeChipsetVEN ID: DEV IDOOTBSierraHigh SierraMojaveCatalinaBig SurMonterey
IntelAC 7260Half Mini PCIe
PCIe
NGFF
A/B/G/N/AC8086: 08B1NYYYYYY
IntelAC 7265NGFF, M.2A/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYYYY
IntelAC 8260NGFF, M.2A/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYYYY
IntelAC 8265NGFFA/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYYYY
IntelAC 9260NGFF, M.2A/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYY
Y
Y
IntelAC 9461NGFF, M.2A/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYYYY
IntelAC 9462NGFF, M.2A/B/G/N/AC8086NY
Y
YYYY
IntelAC 9560NGFF, M.2A/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYYYY
IntelAC 3160Half Mini PCIeA/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYYYY
IntelAC 3165NGFF, M.2A/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYYY
IntelAC 3168A/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYYYY
IntelAC 4165A/B/G/N/AC8086NYYYYYY
AX Series
ManufacturerModelForm FactorStandardRangeChipsetVEN ID: DEV IDOOTBSierraHigh SierraMojaveCatalinaBig SurMonterey
IntelAX200NGFF, M.2A/B/G/N/AC/AX8086NYYYYYY
IntelAX201NGFF, M.2A/B/G/N/AC/AX8086NYYYYYY

Notes:
  • As of now, all Intel WiFi Cards are unsupported on OS X/macOS and the development for the cards has been provided by third party developer.
  • On some systems, the BT may not work with or without conjunction of WiFi.
  • Handoff and AirDrop doesn't works on most of the models.

Additional Notes:
All Ralink and Realtek Cards are unsupported at the moment under macOS. Currently, there is no support from any Third Party Developer.


ASUS
VendorModelForm FactorStandardRangeChipsetVEN ID: DEV IDOOTBSierraHigh SierraMojaveCatalinaBig SurMonterey
ASUSPCE-AC66PCIeA/B/G/N/ACBCM436014E4: 43A0YYYYYYY
PCE-AC68PCIeA/B/G/N/ACBCM436014E4: 43A0YYYYYYY

TP-Link
VendorModelForm FactorStandardRangeChipsetVEN ID: DEV IDOOTBSierraHigh SierraMojaveCatalinaBig SurMontereyNotes
TP-LinkTL-WDN4800PCIeA/B/G/NAR9285168C: 002BYYYYYYYRequires patching since Mojave
Archer T9EPCIeA/B/G/N/ACAR9380168C: 0030YYYYYYYRequires patching since Mojave
 
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