'Broadcom Wireless b/g (BCM4315/BCM22062000)'

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 19:17:24 UTC 2010

On 11/3/10, Chris Brennan <xaero at xaerolimit.net> wrote:
> I figured the general users list was a good place to start. I'm somewhat new
> to FreeBSD still, I have one fbsd7.3 home server and it serves it's purposes
> quite nicely. I decided to installed FreeBSD64 on my laptop. For the most
> part, things went very well. I got X/Gnome/OOo3 (for school) installed and
> am trucking along quite nicely. My Hiccup as the subject suggests is about
> my Wireless Card. I have been following the handbook (
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/config-network-setup.html) on how to use
> 64-bit Windows drivers coupled w/ ndisgen to get my wireless card working. I
> got ndisgen to generate a kernel module but it immediately caused my laptop
> to reboot when the kernel was loaded. This left me scratching my head. I
> think I might need firmware (I remember having to extract firmware from the
> driver for linux).
> pciconf shows the following:
> [root at BlackDragon [~]# pciconf -lv | grep -A3 0x4315
> none8 at pci0:8:0:0:       class=0x028000 card=0x137c103c chip=0x431514e4
> rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>     vendor     = 'Broadcom Corporation'
>     device     = 'Broadcom Wireless b/g (BCM4315/BCM22062000)'
>     class      = network
> [root at BlackDragon [~]#
> The laptop is an HP dv2845SE and it's running FreebSD64-8.1. Let me know if
> I missed anything.

NDISulator support for amd64 is currently broken.
You can try http://gitorious.org/NDISulator but note that amd64 does
not work for me too.

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