Wireless adapter not detected

poorandunlucky

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I also have this issue where my wireless adapter and Bluetooth radio aren't detected by the operating system... It's the stock interface from a Dell Precision M6500, it's made by Broadcom...

I tried loading a bunch of drivers, but I never got any kind of feedback on it...

I normally run wired, but since I'm there... This is the only hardware that doesn't work on this machine, everything else from Firewire, SD, PC card, the other kind of expansion card, USB 2 and 3, eSATA, ... everything there is on this machine works, except Bluetooth and Wi-Fi...

Weird, but I'll be quite happy if we manage to get it working. : )
 

Snurg

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Regarding Bluetooth, I have bad news for you.
The FreeBSD bluetooth stack is practically defunct regarding A2DP.
I mean, with these sdptools I can establish a connection with low-quality (SSP it was i think) codec but not in stereo.
And even though pairing worked fine with two different types of bluetooth audio receivers, I did not succeed to get any sound through it.
I think if there is any interest group that would join in fixing A2DP I'd be happy to join.

Wireless audio, so sad it is, is currently effortlessly only possible (if at all) by connecting to the analog jacks...
 
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