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e7240 with Catalina 10.15.4 installed using @Jake Lo's bootpack (thanks!).

Consulted the inventory of supported wifi cards, and then waited for weeks for my AW-123H to arrive from China.

Bluetooth is working (for Logitech mouse anyway) with brcmpatchram3 etc, but I can't get wifi working at all.  All my searching leads to fixes for previous versions of OSX which don't seem to apply for Catalina.

System report doesn't show the card at all.

Hackintool doesn't show the card under peripherals, but it does show it under PCIe devices.

 

I also have a Win10 boot for this laptop and both BT and WiFi work flawlessly.

 

What am I missing?

 

Thanks

 

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AzureWave AW-CE123H is the same as the DW1550 which Catalina has dropped support. You need to replace 2 kexts from Mojave: IO80211Family.kext & IO80211FamilyV2.kext

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I believe you only need to replace the IO80211Family.kext, no need to replace the IO80211FamilyV2.kext.

 

At least, that is what I read in the supported wifi cards thread, and it worked on my DW1550.

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For 10.15.3, I think I only replace IO80211Family.kext

But I had to replace also IO80211FamilyV2.kext for 10.15.4 and after. 

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Thanks, that's very helpful, although it's not the easiest thing to find IO80211FamilyV2.kext if you only have 1 hack and it's running Catalina.

 

I haven't installed them yet, but unfortunately when I try and boot the laptop now, it gets to the point when I think it's just about to switch the display from the Apple logo to the login screen, and then it just powers off.  Windows still boots fine, extended Dell diags report no issues, but several attempts and OSX just turns off at the vital moment.

Tried booting off a recently created Clover boot USB, exactly the same - powers off at the last moment.

 

Any pointers on troubleshooting what's wrong, or do I need to re-install OSX?

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This thread is/was about AW-CE123H so please keep it on-topic. For any other issues, open up a separate thread.

 

Kexts from any previous OS X/macOS are available in update/combo update packages off Apple's web site and from which they can very easily be extracted with Pacifist app.

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Thanks Jake and Herve, that's really useful.  It would be fantastic for hackintosh newbies like me if that was noted on the supported/unsupported thread, it's a minefield getting accurate info about what to do because so many troubleshooting threads and posts are for other OSX versions and not appropriate for 10.15.x... especially when there's even a difference from 10.15.3 to 10.15.4.

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I'm sure you can understand that we just cannot re-test every single card listed in our inventories everytime a new OS X/macOS update comes out. We need to be able to rely on the community to chime in on these kind of things, newbies or not...

 

I don't remember needing to replace 802.11FamilyV2 for the DW1510 I occasionally used in my  Vostro200 (now running 10.15.5) but I recently sold the card so I've nothing left to verify the behaviour. By all means, try your AW-CE123H without replacing 80211FamilyV2 kext so that you can confirm how things actually work now.

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Hervé I appreciate that there's no way you guys could re-test everything all the time... just a shame that there isn't an easy way for the feedback loop to update original outdated info without opening it up to junk.

 

So here's the weird bit - my NVMe disk got some corruption while messing about with the kexts which Catalina was trying to fix, failing and powering off.  I re-installed on an external drive so I had a chance to retrieve data - using the same Clover 5119 and JakeLo bootpack.  And the AW-CE123H was working OOB for wifi, without either  IO80211Family.kext or  IO80211FamilyV2.kext .  (FixAirport is enabled.)  BT also fine with patchram3.

 

What is strange is that System Info | Ethernet cards only has the onboard LAN showing, no sign of WiFi at all.  But WiFi is working, connected and stable.  System Prefs | Network shows it as 'Wi-Fi'.  Hackintool also sees it as 0x14e4, 0x43b1.

 

This is with 10.15.1, and I did the full install and setup without connecting to a network.

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