cannot find windows driver for nic, please help
b1henning at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 25 11:20:25 PST 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "william paul" <wpaul at windriver.com>
To: "Malcolm Kay" <malcolm.kay at internode.on.net>
Cc: <b1henning at hotmail.com>; <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: cannot find windows driver for nic, please help
> Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Malcolm Kay had
> to walk into mine and say:
> > On Thursday 25 March 2004 15:35, Brian H wrote:
> > > Greetings Bill,
> > >
> > > I own a linksys WMP11 with the following chipset.
> > > vendor =3D 'Broadcom Corporation'
> > > device =3D 'BCM4301 802.11b IEEE 802.11b WLAN client chipset'
> > > class =3D network
> > >
> > > I am trying to get it working in freebsd 5.2.1, so i figured I could =
> > just
> > > goto the linksys website and download the windows driver.
> > >
> > > =
> > http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=3D33&scid=3D36&prid=3D1=
> > 96
> > >
> > > the problem is the driver contains the bcmwl5.sys file, but it does =
> > not
> > > contain the bcmwl5.ini file.
> You're looking for a .inf file *NOT* a .ini file. They're not the same
> thing. The driver distribution from Linksys most definitely has both a
> .sys file and .inf file for your device. Look harder. Also, check for
> both upper and lower case file names.
> > You have me totally confused or am I missing something? How does a =
> > windows
> > driver help you with freebsd 5.2.1 ?
> He's trying to use the NDISulator which lets you use Windows binary
> network drivers with FreeBSD. Before you go looking, the code is in
> -current, not 5.2.1, but it will work with 5.2.1 if you install it
> all correctly.
> -Bill Paul (510) 749-2329 | Senior Engineer, Master of Unix-Fu
> wpaul at windriver.com | Wind River Systems
> <adamw> you're just BEGGING to face the moose
I mistyped the ini, you are right it should be an inf file.
These are the file in the zip file from linksys
03/25/2004 12:52 PM <DIR> .
03/25/2004 12:52 PM <DIR> ..
03/25/2004 12:52 PM <DIR> AutoRun
06/19/2003 05:09 AM 115 AUTORUN.INF
02/12/2003 02:29 PM 166,272 bcmwl5.sys
02/27/2003 02:45 PM 7,978 lsbcmnds.cat
02/21/2003 01:35 PM 8,494 lsbcmnds.inf
07/21/2003 11:28 AM 8,051 LSIPNDS.cat
07/10/2003 10:09 AM 11,251 LSIPNDS.inf
07/09/2003 07:49 PM 95,744 LSIPNDS.sys
07/10/2003 10:09 AM 96,256 LSIPNDSX.sys
12/18/2002 03:58 PM 28,672 SETUP.EXE
03/25/2004 12:52 PM <DIR> Utility
05/24/2002 01:16 PM 7,297 WMP11NDS.cat
05/16/2002 04:12 PM 16,522 WMP11NDS.inf
05/16/2002 04:41 PM 54,083 WMP11NDS.sys
The only two sets of files that i can see using are
1) WMP11NDS.sys, WMP11NDS.inf or
2) LSIPNDS.inf, LSIPNDS.sys
which one is correct? should there be an inf file for bcmwl5.sys?
Thanks for your help,
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