Hummingboard with MicroSOM Dual (not dual lite)

Vladimir Botka vbotka at
Mon Nov 9 05:46:59 UTC 2015

Hi Russ, all,

On Thu, 29 Oct 2015 22:55:01 -0700
Russell Haley <russ.haley at> wrote:

> [...]
> 2) Wi-fi. I found out that the SolidRun MicroSOM has a Broadcom BCM4330
> chip option (which I have).
> Only the 2.4Ghz works acording to the website. Anyway, the driver list on
> the current hardware page says   BCM43xx is supported by the bwn driver.
> Again, do I need to add something to the fdt file?

the bwn driver [1] supports PCI and CardBus devices only. BCM4330 is an
SDIO adapter [4]. It doesn't work for me in FreeBSD 11.0 either [2].
Just for the record, Linux brcmfmac (Dual BSD/GPL) works with this
adapter [3] in 2.4GHz (Uncomplete list of 5Ghz channels is reported,
but don't work for me).


[1] bwn -- Broadcom BCM43xx IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network driver

[2] HummingBoard-i2eX FreeBSD-11.0 20151102-r290273.img (dmesg)

[3] HummingBoard-i2eX Armbian_4.5_Cubox-i_Ubuntu_trusty_3.14.54 (dmesg)

[4] HummingBoard-i2eX integrated WiFi/BT
Broadcom 802.11abgn Wireless SDIO Adapter
VID:PID: 0x02d0 : 0x4330
The Broadcom BCM4330 single chip device provides the highest level of
integration for a mobile or handheld wireless system, with integrated
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g and single-stream 802.11 n (MAC/baseband/radio),
Bluetooth 4.0+HS, and FM radio receiver and transmitter. It includes
on-chip 2.4GHz and 5 GHz WLAN power amplifiers that meet the output
power requirements for most handheld systems while permitting and an
optional external power amplifier for higher output power applications,
if required.

/sys/class/net/wlan0/device -> ../../../mmc0:0001:1/
# cat /sys/class/net/wlan0/device/vendor 
# cat /sys/class/net/wlan0/device/device 
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