Linksys WRT54G with freebsd

Brian K. White brian at aljex.com
Fri Sep 23 09:44:01 PDT 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thierry Herbelot" <thierry at herbelot.com>
To: <freebsd-current at freebsd.org>; "Marcos Biscaysaqu - ThePacific.net" 
<marcos at thepacific.net>
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 1:25 AM
Subject: Re: Linksys WRT54G with freebsd


> Le Friday 23 September 2005 19:09, Marcos Biscaysaqu - ThePacific.net a
> écrit :
>> Hi there.
>>     someone knows if is possible flash the linksys AP WRT54G with a
>> freebsd image?
>
> short answer : no
>
> longer answer :
> the main CPU is a MIPS and MIPS is not a supported platform for FreeBSD.
>
> the last time I looked at it, there was also a problem with a binary-only
> driver, which is only available for Linux (therefore even a NetBSD port 
> for
> WRT54G is not an option)

Let me guess, the broadcom chip that has the ability to go into restricted 
frequencies and so they are obligated by law to keep it's instructions 
secret?
Same reason we have to use ndiswrapper to use the normal nics based on the 
same family of chip?

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