PCIe

By far the most popular option for desktop users has been to buy an old Apple Aiport Wireless card and place it into a PCIe riser card. The benefits of this is that as long as the hardware works natively on a real mac it will work on without any kexts/framework modifications. With PCIe you have a couple of options:

  • Apple Airport Card adapted to a full sized PCIe adapter(Recommended)

  • Apple Airport Card adapted to M.2 B+M Key(same as what NVMe SSDs run off)

  • Apple Airport Card adapted to M.2 A+E Key(same as what intel wireless cards run off)

  • Full sized PCIe Wireless card

Currently supported chipsets:

  • BCM94360CD

  • BCM94331CD(may need to force the kext to load for Catalina)

  • BCM94360CS2

  • BCM94352Z

  • BCM94350ZAE

Supported(Full sized PCIe Wireless card)

  • BCM94360CD(ABGN+AC):

    • Fenvi FV T919 (BT 4.0)

    • Fenvi AC1900(no bluetooth, recently discontinued)

    • TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900(no bluetooth)

    • TP-LINK Archer T8E(no bluetooth)

    • RNX-AC1900PCE(no bluetooth)

    • ASUS PCE-AC66(no bluetooth)

    • ASUS PCE-AC68(no bluetooth)

  • BCM94360CS2(ABGN+AC):

    • Fenvi FV-HB1200(BT 4.0)

    • AWD Wireless LAN Card(BCM94360CS2)

  • BCM94352(ABGN+AC):

    • TP-LINK Archer T6E(no bluetooth)

    • Rosewill RNX-AC1300PCE(no bluetooth)

    • ASUS PCE-AC56(no bluetooth)

Older Models(Unsupported in Mojave)

With these models, you'll need to reinject the old plugin your wireless card used in High Sierra to work in Mojave. There are a couple of different kexts to do this but generally, we recommend avoiding this card unless absolutely necessary.

Note: Injecting the kext into macOS Catalina is even more unstable

  • Atheros 9380:

    • TP-Link TL-WDN4800

    • Rosewill N900

    • Atheros AR5BDT92

  • Atheros 9280:

    • Dell DW 1525

    • Gemtek WPEA-113N

  • Atheros AR9287:

    • Nexxt Solutions Saros 300 (APLDT300N1)

    • TP-LINK TL-WN881ND

  • AR9285:

    • AzureWave AW-NE106

    • Rosewill RNX-N150PCe v1

    • SMC SMCWPCIeS-N

    • TP-LINK TL-WN781ND v1

    • ZyXEL NWD3105