Broadcom wireless BCM4313

Olaoluwa Omokanwaiye laoluomoks at
Wed Oct 12 12:25:07 UTC 2016


Tried the above steps, successfully converted the files but when I try to
load the .ko driver I get a stackoverflow and the OS reboots pls what do I
do? This has not allowed me to load the  successfully converted windows
driver using ndisgen.

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On 10 Oct 2016 4:59 p.m., "JD" <jd1008 at> wrote:

> On URL
> you will find this solution using windos XP driver and ndis.
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------------
> nox@ said:
> There's a link to a Windows XP driver that can be used for this nic with
> ndis(4) on FreeBSD/PCBSD >= 9.0 in the PCBSD wiki:
> If you are on amd64
> like me you may get a panic "Unregistered use of FPU in kernel", the fix
> for that is in gnats:
> PS: Assuming you have kernel sources installed and the patch from that
> ticket applies to 9.0 too (I only tested head) you can just rebuild and
> install ndis.ko instead of rebuilding the entire kernel:
> # cd /usr/src/sys/modules/ndis && make && make install
> HTH, [image: :)]
> Juergen
> I just got my Broadcom BCM4313 up and running yesterday by checking out
> that PC-BSD Wiki!
> I just downloaded the drivers on my Windows computer, extracted the driver
> files, and transferred the necessary ones (bcmwl5.inf, bcmwl564.sys,
> and bcmwlcoi64.dll, since I am running amd64) over to my
> FreeBSD machine using a USB memory stick.
> I then had to convert the files to FreeBSD kernel modules by using ndisgen,
> however, since one of the driver files was encoded in UTF-8 ndisgen
> required converters/libiconv, so that had to be installed first:# cd
> /usr/ports/converters/libiconv && make install cleanAll I had to do next
> was to run ndisgen and follow the instructions. I should mention that,
> for some reason, I had to run ndisgen from another directory than the
> driver files were located in, otherwise ndisgen failed to build the
> kernel modules.
> Once ndisgen had finished I ended up with three .KO files, which I placed
> in the /boot/modules directory. I was unable to load these files using
> /boot/loader.conf, so I ended up making a /etc/rc.d script which can be
> found here <>. Save the
> script to /etc/rc.d/bcm4313 and run:# chmod a-w+rx /etc/rc.d/bcm4313
> Done!
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 5:14 AM, Olaoluwa Omokanwaiye <
> laoluomoks at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Pls how can I get the above wireless card to be recognized and function
>> on my FreeBSD 10.3
>> Thanks
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