svn commit: r212693 - head/share/man/man4

Warner Losh imp at
Wed Sep 15 19:40:42 UTC 2010

Author: imp
Date: Wed Sep 15 19:40:42 2010
New Revision: 212693

  Add note abotu bwn and newer chipsets


Modified: head/share/man/man4/bwi.4
--- head/share/man/man4/bwi.4	Wed Sep 15 19:40:08 2010	(r212692)
+++ head/share/man/man4/bwi.4	Wed Sep 15 19:40:42 2010	(r212693)
@@ -90,6 +90,20 @@ driver supports Broadcom BCM43xx based w
 .It "TRENDnet TEW-401PCplus	BCM4306	CardBus	b/g"
 .It "US Robotics 5411	BCM4318	CardBus	b/g"
+driver uses the older v3 version of Broadcom's firmware.
+While this older firmware does support most BCM43xx parts, the
+.Xr bwn 4 
+driver works better for the newer chips it supports.
+You must use the 
+driver if you are using older Broadcom chipsets (BCM4301, BCM4303 and
+BCM4306 rev 2).
+The v4 version of the firmware that 
+.Xr bwn 4 
+uses does not support these chips.
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