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Configuring Wireless BCM94311MCAG Dell XPS M1330

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by nestux, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. nestux

    nestux New Member

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    Hello,

    I have a Dell XPS M1330 and im triying to configure the Wireless but I don't know what module i have to use. Im a Linux user and I have been using FreeBSD around 3 weeks now and this is the commands i use to run my WiFi in Linux:

    Code:
    export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2
    tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2
    cd broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4/linux
    sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-013 -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta.o


    And this is my ifconfig output:

    Code:
    freebsd# ifconfig
    bge0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
            options=9b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM>
            ether 00:21:9b:d7:63:e4
            inet 192.168.1.69 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
            media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
            status: active
    fwe0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
            options=8<VLAN_MTU>
            ether 46:4f:c0:36:8d:e1
            ch 1 dma -1
    fwip0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
            lladdr 46.4f.c0.0.33.36.8d.e1.a.2.ff.fe.0.0.0.0
    lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
            options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
            inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
            inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
            inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
    freebsd#


    I was reading the manual (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/network-wireless.html) but in that case they use Atheros and i have Broadcom.

    I have to use the same commands but with a diferent interface name? Im a bit lost at this time and I have to learn more but if you can give me some good link or document to read i will be very happy.

    Thank you very much guys.
     
  2. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    Yes. bwn is probably the driver you need under FreeBSD 8.1; I think it's not supported under 7.x. The card will show up in ifconfig output after a driver has been loaded.
     
  3. nestux

    nestux New Member

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    Im using FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE:

    Code:
    [nestux@freebsd /usr/home/nestux]$ uname -a
    FreeBSD freebsd.gateway.2wire.net 8.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE #0: Sat Nov 21 15:48:17 UTC 2009     
    root@almeida.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
    [nestux@freebsd /usr/home/nestux]$


    Do i have to wait for FreeBSD 8.1 to run my Wifi? Thank you @wblock
     
  4. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    8.1 should be out "any day", or you can just go to 8-stable now.
     
  5. nestux

    nestux New Member

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    Ok, I will try with STABLE.

    Thank you ]=)