- To install the mCard, your computer must have the 10.10.x operating system installed. If you do not, install it.
- If you are unable to install it, then Apple has black listed your computer. In which case, you must install SFOTT. You can visit www.oemden.com to find a guide to do so.
- Because this is an internal AirPort card replacement, you must take apart your computer to install it. www.ifixit.com features instructions on how to take apart individual computer models.
- Remove the standard AirPort card and replace it with the mC
- Attach the antennas to the mCard as they were attached to the AirPort card.
- Test the Bluetooth before reassembling the computer. To do this, press on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your Mac’s desktop. Select “System Preferences” and then “Bluetooth” to check the Handoff status.
- Test that 802.11ac is enabled before reassembling the computer. To do so, press the “option” or “alt” key while simultaneously pressing on the Wi-Fi icon in the upper right corner of your Mac’s desktop. A drop down menu will appear beneath the icon. The “PHY mode” should read “802.11 ac”.
- If you see that neither the Bluetooth or 802.11ac are working correctly, you must run the QT 1 patch. Visit our mCard webpage, https://www.quickertek.com/products/mCard.html, to download the patch.
- After you have run the patch and your computer has rebooted, redo steps 6 and 7.
- Once you have confirmed the attributes you may reassemble your computer.11.Enjoy your mCard WiFi adaptor!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do I have to patch the software?
A: Apple has blacklisted your computer, meaning they do not want it running on 10.10. – including the handoff, airdrop etc.
Q: What does the patch do?
A: The script loads the correct KEXTs into your computer on reboot to allow correct driver software to enable the mCard to work.