BCM43XX Wireless drivers
need4spam at bk.ru
Tue Dec 16 11:23:28 PST 2008
In my notebook i have
ndis0 at pci0:48:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x1371103c chip=0x431214e4 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
device = 'BCM4310 broadcom wireless 1490 (dell)'
class = network
cap 01 = powerspec 3 supports D0 D1 D2 D3 current D0
cap 09 = vendor (length 120)
cap 05[e8] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit
cap 10[d0] = PCI-Express 1 endpoint
and as i know it's currently not supported by FreeBSD.
I've downloaded http://paradox.lissyara.su/bwi.01.tar.bz2 (it's sources from some p4 branch that is actually dragonflybsd bwi driver port) but still no luck, cause all modern broadcom cards need v4 firmware.
I also extracted/built v4_150 broadcom firmware (http://opticomspb.ru/~savetherbtz/freebsd/bwi/bwifw_v4_150.tar.bz2) and found site with it's cpecs http://bcm-v4.sipsolutions.net/ on which Linux driver is based
But with my knowledge of C i can't write driver =(
FreeBSD forums thread here http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=170
Is there any work going that way? Or Broadcom Wi-fi will always be unsupported on FreBSD.
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