Old story: BCM43xx ver.2
ted at tednet.nl
Sat Feb 9 01:44:32 PST 2008
[Quoting Nikolay Vernyayev, on Feb 9, 10:18, in "Old story: BCM43xx v ..."]
> none0 at pci0:6:0: class=0x028000 card=0x000617f9 chip=0x431814e4 rev=0x02
> hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
> device = 'BCM43XX Broadcom 802.11b/g'
> class = network
My 2-year old Acer 3623 laptop has a similar wireless interface:
ndis0 at pci0:6:5:0: class=0x028000 card=0x03121468 chip=0x431814e4 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
device = 'BCM43XX Broadcom 802.11b/g'
class = network
The laptop runs FreeBSD-current since I bought it, and is weekly
updated. The Broadcom wireless card has run fine under ndis, on
FreeBSD 6, 7, and now 8.
However, make sure that you use the right BCMWL5.SYS and BCMWL5.INF
files. I had first tried versions of these files downloaded from
various places without success. Using the files from the Windows
partition on the same laptop (in /mnt/dos/WINDOWS/Lan on my Acer),
it works flawlessly. Appearently there are subtile differences in
the versions of this card that are used in laptops of various
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