Acer Aspire 5102 WLMi with Turion 64 X2 dual-core TL-50 1.6 GHz on FreeBSD 6.2 ACPI problems

Patrick Bowen pbowen at
Thu Dec 21 06:19:21 PST 2006

Abdullah Al-Marrie wrote:

> 1. The FreeBSD can't detect the builtin wlan chip which is Broadcom
> BCM 4318 Rev 2.

Have you tried using ndisgen(8) and the Windows bcmwl5.[sys,inf] files 
to create the module bcmwl5_sys.ko? I have a Gateway with the Broadcom 
4318, and that routine worked for me. You may have to try different .sys 
and .inf files (i.e. Broadcom, Dell, etc) to get it to work. If it does, 
then when you kldload(8) the module, you'll see something like this in 

ndis0: <Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN Mini-PCI Card> mem 
0xb8004000-0xb8005fff irq 17 at device 4.0 on pci6
ndis0: NDIS API version: 5.1
ndis0: Ethernet address: 00:14:a5:80:f5:c9

Good luck,

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