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It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install an original Apple '''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card into an older Aluminum iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install an original Apple '''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card into an older Aluminum iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
 
You have just to look for the right '''M.2Apple pseudo-NGFF to Mini PCIe adapter'''. There are several sellers on ebay that offer “BCM94360CD upgrade kits”. Because it’s an original Apple card it will work out of the box in Mac OS X, - at least in more recent versions like Mavericks and Yosemite. Under Yosemite you will also get the new Continuity & Handoff OS features.
You have just to look for the right '''M.2Apple pseudo-NGFF to Mini PCIe adapter'''. There are several sellers on ebay that offer “BCM94360CD upgrade kits”. Because it’s an original Apple card it will work out of the box in Mac OS X, - at least in more recent versions like Mavericks and Yosemite. Under Yosemite you will also get the new Continuity & Handoff OS features.
 
Keep in mind that with only two antennas (in 2x2 mode) you will only reach approx. 867 Mbps and not full 1.3 Gbps performance. The third antenna will be used for the new Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card; - the old Bluetooth module has to be removed. Of course you can add a fourth antenna to get the maximal (3x3) 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac performance. On an iMac computer it should be possible to install a further aerial but that may be not so easy.
 
The simplest 802.11ac (3x3 antenna config) upgrade can be realized with the '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' combo cards. They will internally shift between Bluetooth and 802.11ac. With the three available antennas of an iMac it should be possible to reach (near) 1.3 Gbps WiFi performance. More information can be found at my second answer to this 802.11ac upgrade question.
 
It is important to note that this “simple upgrade” possibility belongs primarily to the Apple iMac line computers. They seem to have “normal Mini PCIe slots” which incorporates also USB functionality. Well, this is true for the Aluminum iMac model range.
 
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the Apple 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card you need in such cases a special M.2Apple pseudo-NGFF to Mini PCIe adapter. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the Apple 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card you need in such cases a special M.2Apple pseudo-NGFF to Mini PCIe adapter. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.

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It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install an original Apple '''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card into an older Aluminum iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install an original Apple '''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card into an older Aluminum iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
 
You have just to look for the right '''M.2 to Mini PCIe adapter'''. There are several sellers on ebay that offer “BCM94360CD upgrade kits”. Because it’s an original Apple card it will work out of the box in Mac OS X, - at least in more recent versions like Mavericks and Yosemite. Under Yosemite you will also get the new Continuity & Handoff OS features.
 
Keep in mind that with only two antennas (in 2x2 mode) you will only reach approx. 867 Mbps and not full 1.3 Gbps performance. The third antenna will be used for the new Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card; - the old Bluetooth module has to be removed. Of course you can add a fourth antenna to get the maximal (3x3) 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac performance. On an iMac computer it should be possible to install a further aerial but that may be not so easy.
 
The simplest 802.11ac (3x3 antenna config) upgrade can be realized with the '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' combo cards. They will internally shift between Bluetooth and 802.11ac. With the three available antennas of an iMac it should be possible to reach (near) 1.3 Gbps WiFi performance. More information can be found at my second answer to this 802.11ac upgrade question.
 
It is important to note that this “simple upgrade” possibility belongs primarily to the Apple iMac line computers. They seem to have “normal Mini PCIe slots” which incorporates also USB functionality. Well, this is true for the Aluminum iMac model range.
 
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the Apple 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card you need in such cases a special M.2 to Mini PCIe adapter. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.

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Edit by: Clemens ,

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It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install original Apple '''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo cardscard into an older Aluminum iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install original Apple '''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo cardscard into an older Aluminum iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
 
You have just to look for the right '''M.2 to Mini PCIe adapter'''. There are several sellers on ebay that offer “BCM94360CD upgrade kits”. Because it’s an original Apple card it will work out of the box in Mac OS X, - at least in more recent versions like Mavericks and Yosemite. Under Yosemite you will also get the new Continuity & Handoff OS features.
 
Keep in mind that with only two antennas (in 2x2 mode) you will only reach approx. 867 Mbps and not full 1.3 Gbps performance. The third antenna will be used for the new Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card; - the old Bluetooth module has to be removed. Of course you can add a fourth antenna to get the maximal (3x3) 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac performance. On an iMac computer it should be possible to install a further aerial but that may be not so easy.
 
The simplest 802.11ac (3x3 antenna config) upgrade can be realized with the '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' combo cards. They will internally shift between Bluetooth and 802.11ac. With the three available antennas of an iMac it should be possible to reach (near) 1.3 Gbps WiFi performance. More information can be found at my second answer to this 802.11ac upgrade question.
 
It is important to note that this “simple upgrade” possibility belongs primarily to the Apple iMac line computers. They seem to have “normal Mini PCIe slots” which incorporates also USB functionality. Well, this is true for the Aluminum iMac model range.
 
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the Apple 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card you need in such cases a special M.2 to Mini PCIe adapter. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.

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Edit by: Clemens ,

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It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install original Apple '''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo cards into an older iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
 
You have just to look for the right '''M.2 to Mini PCIe adapter'''. There are several sellers on ebay that offer “BCM94360CD upgrade kits”. Because it’s an original Apple card it will work out of the box in Mac OS X, - at least in more recent versions like Mavericks and Yosemite. Under Yosemite you will also get the new Continuity & Handoff OS features.
 
Keep in mind that with only two antennas (in 2x2 mode) you will only reach approx. 867 Mbps and not full 1.3 Gbps performance. The third antenna will be used for the new Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card; - the old Bluetooth module has to be removed. Of course you can add a fourth antenna to get the maximal (3x3) 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac performance. On an iMac computer it should be possible to install a further aerial but that may be not so easy.
 
The simplest 802.11ac (3x3 antenna config) upgrade can be realized with the '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' combo cards. They will internally shift between Bluetooth and 802.11ac. With the three available antennas of an iMac it should be possible to reach (near) 1.3 Gbps WiFi performance. More information can be found at my second answer to this 802.11ac upgrade question.
 
It is important to note that this “simple upgrade” possibility belongs primarily to the Apple iMac line computers. They seem to have “normal Mini PCIe slots” which incorporates also USB functionality. Well, this is true for the Aluminum iMac model range.
 
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CDApple 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card you need in such cases a special M.2 to Mini PCIe adaptoradapter. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the BCM94360CSAX combo card802.11ac & Bluetooth combo. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CDApple 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card you need in such cases a special M.2 to Mini PCIe adaptoradapter. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the BCM94360CSAX combo card802.11ac & Bluetooth combo. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.

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Edit by: Clemens ,

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It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install original Apple '''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo cards into an older iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
 
You have just to look for the right '''M.2 to Mini PCIe adapter'''. There are several sellers on ebay that offer “BCM94360CD upgrade kits”. Because it’s an original Apple card it will work out of the box in Mac OS X, - at least in more recent versions like Mavericks and Yosemite. Under Yosemite you will also get the new Continuity & Handoff OS features.
 
Keep in mind that with only two antennas (in 2x2 mode) you will only reach approx. 867 Mbps and not full 1.3 Gbps performance. The third antenna will be used for the new Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card; - the old Bluetooth module has to be removed. Of course you can add a fourth antenna to get the maximal (3x3) 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac performance. On an iMac computer it should be possible to install a further aerial but that may be not so easy.
 
The simplest 802.11ac 3x3(3x3 antenna configconfig) upgrade can be realized with the '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' combo cards. They will internally shift between Bluetooth and 802.11ac. With the three available antennas of an iMac it should be possible to reach (near) 1.3 Gbps WiFi performance. More information can be found at my second answer to this 802.11ac upgrade question.
The simplest 802.11ac 3x3(3x3 antenna configconfig) upgrade can be realized with the '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' combo cards. They will internally shift between Bluetooth and 802.11ac. With the three available antennas of an iMac it should be possible to reach (near) 1.3 Gbps WiFi performance. More information can be found at my second answer to this 802.11ac upgrade question.
 
It is important to note that this “simple upgrade” possibility belongs primarily to the Apple iMac line computers. They seem to have “normal Mini PCIe slots” which incorporates also USB functionality. Well, this is true for the Aluminum iMac model range.
 
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card you need in such cases a special M.2 to Mini PCIe adaptor. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the BCM94360CSAX combo card. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.

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Edit by: Clemens ,

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It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install original Apple ''BCM94360CD'BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo cards into an older iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists meanwhile the possibility to install original Apple ''BCM94360CD'BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo cards into an older iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac WiFi and full Bluetooth 4.x functionality.
 
You have just to look for the right '''M.2 to Mini PCIe adapter'''. There are several sellers on ebay that offer “BCM94360CD upgrade kits”. Because it’s an original Apple card it will work out of the box in Mac OS X, - at least in more recent versions like Mavericks and Yosemite. Under Yosemite you will also get the new Continuity & Handoff OS features.
 
Keep in mind that with only two antennas (in 2x2 mode) you will only reach approx. 867 Mbps and not full 1.3 Gbps performance. The third antenna will be used for the new Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card; - the old Bluetooth module has to be removed. Of course you can add a fourth antenna to get the maximal (3x3) 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac performance. On an iMac computer it should be possible to install a further aerial but that may be not so easy.
 
The simplest 802.11ac 3x3 antenna config upgrade can be realized with the ''BCM94360CSAX'BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' combo cards. They will internally shift between Bluetooth and 802.11ac. With the three available antennas of an iMac it should be possible to reach (near) 1.3 Gbps WiFi performance. More information can be found at my second answer to this 802.11ac upgrade question.
The simplest 802.11ac 3x3 antenna config upgrade can be realized with the ''BCM94360CSAX'BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' combo cards. They will internally shift between Bluetooth and 802.11ac. With the three available antennas of an iMac it should be possible to reach (near) 1.3 Gbps WiFi performance. More information can be found at my second answer to this 802.11ac upgrade question.
 
It is important to note that this “simple upgrade” possibility belongs primarily to the Apple iMac line computers. They seem to have “normal Mini PCIe slots” which incorporates also USB functionality. Well, this is true for the Aluminum iMac model range.
 
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card you need in such cases a special M.2 to Mini PCIe adaptor. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the BCM94360CSAX combo card. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.

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Edit by: Clemens ,

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It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists nowmeanwhile the possibility to install Apples original '''BCM94360CD''' M.2Apple ''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo cardcards into an older iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac Wi-FiWiFi and full Bluetooth 4.04.x functionality.
It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists nowmeanwhile the possibility to install Apples original '''BCM94360CD''' M.2Apple ''BCM94360CD''', '''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' (M.2) 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo cardcards into an older iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac Wi-FiWiFi and full Bluetooth 4.04.x functionality.
 
You have just to look for the right '''M.2 to Mini PCIe adapter'''. There are several sellers on ebay that offer “BCM94360CD upgrade kits”. Because it’s an original Apple card it will work out of the box in Mac OS X, - at least in more recent versions like Mavericks and Yosemite. Under Yosemite you will also get the new Continuity & Handoff OS features.
 
Keep in mind that with only two antennas (in 2x2 mode) you will only reach approx. 867 Mbps and not full 1.3 Gbps performance. The third antenna will be used for the new Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card; - the old Bluetooth module has to be removed. Of course you can add a fourth antenna to get the maximal (3x3) 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac performance. On an iMac computer it should be possible to install a further aerial but that may be not so easy.
 
The simplest 802.11ac 3x3 antenna config upgrade can be realized with the ''BCM94360CSAX''' or '''BCM943602CS''' combo cards. They will internally shift between Bluetooth and 802.11ac. With the three available antennas of an iMac it should be possible to reach (near) 1.3 Gbps WiFi performance. More information can be found at my second answer to this 802.11ac upgrade question.
 
It is important to note that this “simple upgrade” possibility belongs primarily to the Apple iMac line computers. They seem to have “normal Mini PCIe slots” which incorporates also USB functionality. Well, this is true for the Aluminum iMac model range.
 
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card you need in such cases a special M.2 to Mini PCIe adaptor. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the BCM94360CDBCM94360CSAX combo card. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.
Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card you need in such cases a special M.2 to Mini PCIe adaptor. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the BCM94360CDBCM94360CSAX combo card. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.

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Original post by: Clemens ,

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It seems that the situation has changed during the last months. There exists now the possibility to install Apples original '''BCM94360CD''' M.2 802.11ac & Bluetooth combo card into an older iMac. With that solution you will obtain at yours old iMac 802.11ac Wi-Fi and full Bluetooth 4.0 functionality.

You have just to look for the right '''M.2 to Mini PCIe adapter'''. There are several sellers on ebay that offer “BCM94360CD upgrade kits”. Because it’s an original Apple card it will work out of the box in Mac OS X, - at least in more recent versions like Mavericks and Yosemite. Under Yosemite you will also get the new Continuity & Handoff OS features.

Keep in mind that with only two antennas (in 2x2 mode) you will only reach approx. 867 Mbps and not full 1.3 Gbps performance. The third antenna will be used for the new Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card; - the old Bluetooth module has to be removed. Of course you can add a fourth antenna to get the maximal (3x3) 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac performance. On an iMac computer it should be possible to install a further aerial but that may be not so easy.

It is important to note that this “simple upgrade” possibility belongs primarily to the Apple iMac line computers. They seem to have “normal Mini PCIe slots” which incorporates also USB functionality. Well, this is true for the Aluminum iMac model range.

Note, several MacBooks and MacPro computes do not offer USB functionality on their Mini PCIe slots. To enable also the Bluetooth 4.0 function of the BCM94360CD card you need in such cases a special M.2 to Mini PCIe adaptor. With that you can apply through an external cable also USB functionality to the BCM94360CD combo card. Coming from the adapter, this cable has to be connected to the old Bluetooth module connector on the PCB which is in fact an embedded USB port.

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