How To Fix Intel Wi-Fi And Bluetooth On MacOS Sonoma

Are you struggling with unreliable Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections on macOS Sonoma?

You’re not alone. Many users experience challenges when trying to get their wireless hardware to work seamlessly with Apple’s latest OS.

But don’t worry, whether you’re dealing with a Hackintosh setup or a standard Mac configuration, there are solutions at hand.

In this blog, we’ll dive into some tried-and-true methods to fix Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues on macOS Sonoma.

How To Fix Intel Wi-Fi And Bluetooth On MacOS Sonoma?

Fix Intel Wi Fi And Bluetooth On MacOS Sonoma

To fix Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on MacOS Sonoma, you can update your kexts, use proper Bootloader kexts, and use post-installation tools. Additionally, you can reset NVRAM, and check for BIOS settings.

1. Update Your Kexts

Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth may require updates to work properly on macOS Sonoma.

Updating the necessary kexts can restore functionality.

  • Download the latest Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth kexts from OpenIntelWireless.
  • Mount the EFI partition and navigate to the kexts directory (OC/Kexts for OpenCore or CLOVER/kexts/Other for Clover).
  • Replace the old kexts with the new ones and update the config.plist using a plist editor.
  • Reboot to apply the changes and check functionality.

2. Use Proper Bootloader Kexts

Selecting the correct kexts for your bootloader is essential for system stability and functionality.

  • Identify and download the necessary kexts for your Intel hardware and macOS Sonoma.
  • Mount the EFI partition and place the kexts in the appropriate directory.
  • Edit the bootloader’s config.plist to include the new kexts.
  • Reboot and verify that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are working properly.

3. Use Post-Installation Tools

Some post-installation tools can automatically fix common Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues.

  • Choose a post-installation tool such as Hackintool which can assist with kext installation and system maintenance.
  • Download and run the tool on your Hackintosh.
  • Use the tool’s interface to install or update the kexts you need for your Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hardware.
  • The tool should automatically handle the necessary system permissions and may prompt you to rebuild the system cache.

4. Reset NVRAM

Sometimes, clearing the NVRAM can resolve lingering issues with hardware like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on a Hackintosh.

  • Restart your Hackintosh.
  • Immediately press and hold the Command (⌘), Option, P, and R keys together as soon as the system starts to boot up.
  • Keep holding these keys until the computer restarts again and you hear the startup chime for the second time.
  • Release the keys after the second startup chime. The NVRAM has been reset.
  • Once the system boots up, check to see if the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues are resolved.

5. Check For BIOS Settings

Certain BIOS settings can interfere with the proper operation of Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on macOS Sonoma.

  • Restart your Hackintosh and press the BIOS access key (commonly the Delete key or F2, F10, F12) shown on the startup screen.
  • In the BIOS, navigate to ‘Integrated Peripherals,’ ‘Onboard Devices,’ or similar, and ensure ‘Wireless LAN’ and ‘Bluetooth’ are enabled.
  • Disable ‘Fast Boot’ and ‘Secure Boot’ found under ‘Boot’ or ‘Security’ menus to ensure proper hardware initialization and driver loading.
  • Save the changes by choosing ‘Save Changes and Reset’ or ‘Save Changes and Exit’ in the ‘Exit’ menu.
  • Confirm to save and let the system restart to check Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality on macOS Sonoma.

6. Update MacOS Sonoma

Sometimes, the issues with Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can be due to bugs in macOS itself that are resolved in updates.

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  • Open the “System Preferences” app from the Apple menu.
  • Click on “Software Update” to check for any available updates for macOS Sonoma.
  • If an update is available, click “Update Now” or “Upgrade Now” to start the update process.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
  • After the update, reboot your Hackintosh and check if the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues have been resolved.