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support for Broadcom wireless drivers in freeBSD 8

Discussion in 'System Hardware' started by bhargava, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. bhargava

    bhargava New Member

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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to know if the support for Broadcom wireless Drivers has been added in the next release (freeBSD 8).

    I read about it here .... so can anyone who tried freeBSD 8 confirm this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    man 4 bwi on FreeBSD 8 gives me:

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    BWI(4)                 FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                 BWI(4)
    
    NAME
         bwi -- Broadcom BCM43xx IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network driver
    [snip]
    HARDWARE
         The bwi driver supports Broadcom BCM43xx based wireless devices, includ-
         ing:
    
               Card                     Chip       Bus         Standard
               Apple Airport Extreme    BCM4306    PCI         b/g
               Apple Airport Extreme    BCM4318    PCI         b/g
               ASUS WL-138g             BCM4318    PCI         b/g
               Buffalo WLI-CB-G54S      BCM4318    CardBus     b/g
               Buffalo WLI-PCI-G54S     BCM4306    PCI         b/g
               Compaq R4035 onboard     BCM4306    PCI         b/g
               Dell Wireless 1470       BCM4318    Mini PCI    b/g
               Dell Truemobile 1400     BCM4309    Mini PCI    b/g
               HP nx6125                BCM4319    PCI         b/g
               Linksys WPC54G Ver 3     BCM4318    CardBus     b/g
               Linksys WPC54GS Ver 2    BCM4318    CardBus     b/g
               TRENDnet TEW-401PCplus   BCM4306    CardBus     b/g
               US Robotics 5411         BCM4318    CardBus     b/g
    
     
  3. bhargava

    bhargava New Member

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    Thanks alot . I searched the online manual pages but I couldn't find about this so I had to post it here. This means that these drivers have been added( right !!!).

    Thanks again.
     
  4. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Looks like it ;)

    Code:
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/bitops.h
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/bwimac.c
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/bwimac.h
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/bwiphy.c
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/bwiphy.h
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/bwirf.c
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/bwirf.h
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/if_bwi.c
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/if_bwi_pci.c
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/if_bwireg.h
    /usr/src/sys/dev/bwi/if_bwivar.h
    /usr/src/sys/modules/bwi
    /usr/src/sys/modules/bwi/Makefile
    
     
  5. bhargava

    bhargava New Member

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    Thanks DutchDaemon. I'm waiting for stable to release but couldn't wait to know about it beforehand. I hope it is as good as it always is , may be even better.
     
  6. Seeker

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