wireless on HP compaq 6715s - Broadcom BCM5906m - not supported?

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Mon Jul 5 11:54:57 UTC 2010

I've HP Compaq 6715s laptop.
Looking at "pciconf -lv" output, the
wireless (and ethernet) device is:

bge0 at pci0:16:0:0:       class=0x020000 card=0x30c2103c chip=0x171314e4 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Broadcom Corporation'
    device     = 'Broadcom NetLink (TM) Fast Ethernet (BCM5906m)'
    class      = network
    subclass   = ethernet

I tried to search on the net, including FBSD hardware release notes,
and it seems this device is not supported.

Can anybody comment on/confirm this please?

Any experience using this chip with NDIS?

many thanks

Anton Shterenlikht
Room 2.6, Queen's Building
Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
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