Wireless Inspiron 6400 anyone?
lane at joeandlane.com
Sun Oct 22 00:38:55 UTC 2006
On Sunday 22 October 2006 00:06, Patrick Bowen wrote:
> Lane wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've a new inspiron 6400 running FreeBSD 6.1 and I can't get Wireless to
> > work. It works on WXP using the Dell WLAN drivers at
> > http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R115321.EXE
> > I've followed the instructions at
> > http://dannyman.toldme.com/2005/01/05/freebsd-howto-ndisulate-windows-dri
> >vers/ but no ndis driver shows up after kldload if_ndis.
> > ifconfig -a looks like:
> > bfe0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> > options=8<VLAN_MTU>
> > inet6 fe80::215:c5ff:feb8:39e%bfe0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
> > inet 172.16.1.42 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 172.16.1.255
> > ether 00:15:c5:b8:03:9e
> > media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
> > status: active
> > fwe0:
> > flags=108943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST,NEEDSGIANT>
> > mtu 1500
> > options=8<VLAN_MTU>
> > inet6 fe80::304f:c0ff:fe9c:7541%fwe0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
> > inet 0.0.0.0 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 255.255.255.255
> > ether 32:4f:c0:9c:75:41
> > ch 1 dma 0
> > lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
> > inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
> > inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
> > inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
> > It seems as if the fwe0 devices wants to be the wireless, as the bfe0
> > driver is my "wired" ethernet card.
> > Any help is appreciated.
> > lane
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> When I did the same thing for a Broadcom wireless card the resulting
> loadable module was named "bcmwl5_sys". Did you end up with something
> appropriate to your .sys and .inf files?
> Also, the .sys and .inf files that came on the disk that came with the
> card either wouldn't work with ndisgen, or gave a file that didn't work
> with the card. I ended up using the .sys and .inf files from the Dell
> website that were reference in another ndis article.
> Good Luck.
Thanks for your attention.
Yes, when I tried ndisgen the file bcmwl5_sys.ko was created, but I got a
kernel panic when I tried to kldload it.
Do you remember the filename that you downloaded from DELL? Did you save it?
Or do you have the link for the other ndis article you mentioned?
What about pciconf on your system? Does it show this card and chip
none4 at pci11:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x00071028 chip=0x431114e4
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
class = network
If nothing else, your response tells me that I'm on the right track.
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