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  1. aka Telit LN930. 4G LTE 100Mbps WWAN module (M.2 format). Given that it is based on an Intel XMM 7160 chipset, I'd say there very little -not to say zero- chance that'll be supported as a WWAN per sé. We've certainly never discussed this module here in the past. I expect you'd have to dig into its specs, work out its various operating mode and then experiment with potential WWAN module profiles (from CellPhoneHelper kext) if any were applicable at all (but I doubt it)... http://www.adaptivemodules.com/assets/telit/Telit-xN930-Hardware-User-Guide.pdf You say it is seen as a WLAN card -which I very much doubt- but maybe it's actually seen as a dial-up modem. It may work that way.
  2. Yes and you can look that up, it's well documented in numerous places/threads/posts. Your Crucial model is not affected.
  3. Clover setup shows several mistakes. For instance, you've installed SMCHelper.efi driver (which is only required if you use FakeSMC kext) when you use VirtualSMC set of kexts. If you want built-in ALPS TrackPad to work and be recognised, you need to use Dr Hurt's VoodooPS2Controller kext. It's available in Dr Hurt's dedicated thread and in the Clover packs posted in the various guides we have for the E7x50 models. I can't remember which ALPS version these E7x50 are fitted with but I don't remember specific issues with them when I had an E7250 in my hands. Re: SSDT, if you're talking about the CPU power management one, you have to make sure you use one that was generated for your own specific CPU. If you (re)use an existing one meant for a different CPU mode, you'll encounter trouble, of course. If in doubt, boot without such SSDT and generate your own one using Pike R Alpha's well-known and good old generator script.
  4. I suggest you investigate what a DW1506 card is based on.
  5. I'm pretty certain you will not get your AR9485 to work in High Sierra, Mojave or Catalina but you're free to go ahead and knock yourself out at it. There is no such thing as "no way to replace" the wireless card and a replacement Broadcom model would cost you peanuts!
  6. We already have such threads for E6530 and E6430s. I suggest you refer to them.
  7. You may use any of those guides, your specs are roughly the same as any other E7440 (4th gen Haswell CPU with HD4200/4400/4600 graphics). You should consider replacing the DW1506 wireless card by a fully compatible model. All those AR9485/9565-based cards usually are a headache in recent macOS version given that the specially-written driver they require no longer seems to work properly. Note that there is no such thing as the AR5B125 kext you mentioned. Then, given that Apple abandoned all support for Atheros cards, I strongly suggest you switch to a supported Broadcom card. Dell Dock should be working, at least partially. I certainly could use it for OS X/macOS with my E6440 when I had it and it still works with my E6220/E6230. It really depends for you want to use it for.
  8. Why do you want to install such an old OS X version when this laptop fully supports macOS High Sierra? As for the set of kexts required for this model, I'm pretty sure you'll find them in existing threads or JakeLo's multi-platform guides. Look those up.
  9. I'd avoid Clover r5125 (got lots of problems on older systems with it) and stick to r5122 at the latest for the time being. Using a USB installer built on an MBR partition is not an issue at all. I've looked at your patched DSDT but, unless I missed something, I could not find any difference to the vanilla BIOS table. If that's confirmed, it's useless and you can remove it. You may try this slightly revised config and remove NullCPUPowerManagement of course; it's not required. config.plist.zip
  10. What's the exact model of NVME SSD installed in that 7400? Some models are not macOS compatible (eg: Samsung PM981, Micron 2200s).
  11. You may look into this and/or other similar threads on the matter: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/345492-guide-unlocking-cfg-with-opencore-and-cfglockefi/
  12. Then use the forum Search facility. There are dozens of threads regarding the Ivy Bridge E6x30 Series and several guides too, including full installation guides for Catalina. Please refer to them.
  13. Moved from incorrect Guides section (yet that section is clearly labelled "No support here") to the appropriate support section. Please make every effort to post in the correct forum sections in the future. As its name implies, Guides section is for installation guides, not support requests. Follow any standard guide to make your macOS USB installer and install High Sierra. You'll have to refer to the 1st gen Intel HD bible to get graphics going. I recommend you use Clover and you'll have to make up your own bootpack with standard things such as FakeSMC (or VirtualSMC), Lilu, WhateverGreen, AppleALC and a PS2 controller for keyboard and mouse/TrackPad to begin with. Consult our FAQ section for general guidance. For the rest you'll have to identify the exact model of the hardware components (LAN card, audio codec, card reader, etc.) before you look for drivers to support them in a post-install phase. I cannot find any trace of a Broadcom card with id 14e4:4047. You must have got that wrong so double check. If it were the correct id, it's not a model known to be supported so chance is high that such card is not supported and you'll have to replace it by a supported model or USB dongle. See here and do a Google search. Good luck!
  14. Here you go... Set your BIOS to UEFI mode, your disk to AHCI mode and install Clover in the manner described here. Copy the file & folders included in the zip attached below to the CLOVER folder of your EFI folder/partition. EFI_Inspiron_5548.zip
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