Trying to install a wireless broadcom card
lreid at cs.okstate.edu
Mon Apr 14 13:23:59 UTC 2008
Written by Gaëtan Podevijn on 04/13/08 08:14>>
> I'm trying to configure my Acer Aspire 5024wmli wireless card (pciconf
> -lv told me device: BCM43XX Broadcom 802.11b/g) but without any success.
> I use ndis with windows drivers and it is correctly loaded:
> Id Refs Address Size Name
> 1 24 0xc0400000 906518 kernel
> 2 2 0xc0d07000 e750 if_ndis.ko
> 3 3 0xc0d16000 1aa10 ndis.ko
> 5 1 0xc0d94000 1bdc wlan_xauth.ko
> 6 1 0xc0d96000 2ec0 wlan_acl.ko
> 7 1 0xc0d99000 6a32c acpi.ko
> 8 1 0xc44f4000 22000 linux.ko
> 9 1 0xc4699000 62000 bcmwl5_sys.ko
> 10 1 0xc47c9000 21000 radeon.ko
> 11 1 0xc47ea000 f000 drm.ko
> and I have a ndis0 interface but when I use this command line: ifconfig
> ndis0 up scan it returns me anything!
> Here is my /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:
> and my /etc/rc.conf:
> # -- sysinstall generated deltas -- # Sat Apr 12 18:32:05 2008
> # Created: Sat Apr 12 18:32:05 2008
> # Enable network daemons for user convenience.
> # Please make all changes to this file, not to /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
> # This file now contains just the overrides from /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
> # -- sysinstall generated deltas -- # Sat Apr 12 17:07:34 2008
> ifconfig_ndis0="WPA DHCP"
> And it doesn't work...
> Can anyone tells me how is it possible to make this card works on
> freebsd ?
> Thank you.
Make sure the radio is actually turned on for the device. I've had ndis
bite me in the ass before on laptops with Fn-key radio switches; when I
put FreeBSD on, the radio was disabled and the Fn-key apparently
required OS support to work. I beat my head against the wall trying to
get it to associate with an AP to no avail. I've never been sure if
there is a way on these systems to turn the radio on in FreeBSD, I've
always thrown Windows on a spare partition and used it to turn the radio
on. Maybe someone else can be more enlightening on this subject.
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