Reverse engineering; How to...
bschmidt at techwires.net
Thu Mar 29 07:15:31 UTC 2012
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 22:22, Chris.H <bsd.chris at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Over the past year, in an effort to convert my server farm to wireless, I've purchased some half a dozen USB wireless dongles, at a total cost of ~150.00. Unfortunately, none of them are (yet) supported — I know, I know, I've already had this debate with both dev's, & users. On the up-side, I've devised a resource that will greatly assist would-be adopters in selecting, and researching these, and other adapters _currently supported_ under under FreeBSD. That said; the adapter I most recently purchased, is quite nice (Cisco(Linksys) AE2500 Wireless-N).
> idVendor = 0x13b1
> idProduct = 0x003a
> bcdDevice = 0x0001
> iManufacturer = 0x0001 <Cisco>
> iProduct = 0x0002 <Linksys AE2500>
> iSerialNumber = 0x0003 <000000000001>
> bNumConfigurations = 0x0001
Seems to be Broadcom based, BCM43236. I'm afraid, you won't have
much fun which that thing.. though, afaik Linux' brcm80211 supports
it. If you want to port that driver, by all means, go for it! The
license looks pretty useful at least.
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