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

b. f. bf1783 at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 16 04:17:56 UTC 2010

Chris Brennan wrote:
>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.

I'm assuming that by "FreebSD64", you mean the amd64 version of
FreeBSD.  Have you tried using a recent version of the native bwn(4)
driver, together with the net/bwn-firmware-kmod port, rather than


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