Old story: BCM43xx ver.2
nikolay.vernyayev at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 13:31:14 PST 2008
I have done before ndis utilization for this, but... hmmm... It is not
really what I wanted.
Idea is to find/make kernel based driver/module (similar to related Linux
project). This is part of requirements for one of my projects.
I am blogging here:
On Feb 9, 2008 4:44 AM, Ted Lindgreen <ted at tednet.nl> wrote:
> [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
> -- ted
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