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  1. I got my ethernet working using FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_BCM577XX_as_BCM57765.kext installed to /S/L/E I then got my wifi working by installing my old IONetworking and IO80211 kexts to /L/E
  2. Has anyone got a Broadcom BCM57785 ethernet card working on Catalina? Up until now I have been using an old IONetworking.kext which had a modified AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext in its plugin folder. Things got a little more complicated when Mojave came along. Support was dropped for my atheros wifi. Although putting the old Atheros kext in L/E got it working, that would kill my Ethernet. The answer was to use old versions of both IO80211 and IONetworking, then both worked happily. I have tried the same in Catalina but with no success. I can get wifi by putting the Atheros plugin in L/E but cannot get Ethernet. I'm not entirely convinced they are installing correctly, I have tried in R/W mode and chmod and chown and touched and rebuild caches with no luck. Anyone else using the same Ethernet with Catalina?
  3. Ah, I think I misunderstood you. I have added this id to my config. <string>pci14e4,16b5</string> I think that's right. Name: ethernet Type: Ethernet Controller Bus: PCI Vendor ID: 0x14e4 Device ID: 0x16b5 Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x1025 Subsystem ID: 0x0743 Revision ID: 0x0010 Link Width: x1 BSD name: en1 Kext name: AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext Location: /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext mDNS offload capable: b8:88:e3:ac:da:a7 Version: 3.6.9b2
  4. tried that and it didn't work although it was missing. When I try adding the applebcm kext to the IONetworking I get a lot of dependency errors between the two when I try to rebuild the cache. It obviously needs more than just the id adding into the info.plist
  5. I have recently installed Mojave in my Acer V5-171 laptop. I have got everything working except my Ethernet. My Ethernet is a Broadcom BCM57785. Up until now it has always worked with an old kext (AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext) in the plugin folder of IONetworkingFamily.kext. If I put my old AppleBCM kext in the plugin folder of the Mojave IONetworking kext then Ethernet shows up in the networking prefpane but says the cable is unplugged even when it's connected. if I put in my old complete IONetworkingFamily.kext then Ethernet works properly but disables WiFi. Could anyone take a look at my kexts and somehow cobble together something that will work for me? Mike. Networking.zip
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