• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

[Wireless] Dell 1510 / Broadcom BCM 204 6B2

Nollo

Member

Thanks: 1
Messages: 33

#1
Hello,

Well I tried to configure my brand new Dell Vostro with FreeBSD but I'm stuck at the wifi configuration.

The card is a Dell 1510 based on Broadcom BCM 204, but I don't find any support. If someone has a solution, I'll be glad!
 

SirDice

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator

Thanks: 6,125
Messages: 27,000

#2
As far as I can tell Broadcom BCM204x chips are bluetooth, not Wifi.
 

Nollo

Member

Thanks: 1
Messages: 33

#3
Oh, it may explains why bluetooth icon is always on.

But I don't see anything else about the card. And I see BCM204 when I switch on/off the wifi button
 

Nollo

Member

Thanks: 1
Messages: 33

#5
Sorry for flooding, but I can't edit.

So I booted a Fedora livecd, and when I type lspci, I have "Network controller: Broadcom BCM 4313".
 

fronclynne

Daemon

Thanks: 175
Messages: 1,296

#9
Assuming it works.

Nollo said:
How do you use it ?
As SirDice linked, you would probably: and then work from there.

Though, [thread=2615]hrm[/thread] . . . I wonder how difficult it would be to use PCBSD's network manager.
 

Nollo

Member

Thanks: 1
Messages: 33

#10
ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev bwn0 may explain why I cannot see any new interface lol.

Well... I have to try again, but I have now a working Fedora. Well it needs reflection.

EDIT: Bwn doesn't list BCM 4313, would it work ?
 

tessio

Member

Thanks: 1
Messages: 29

#11
The linux brcm80211 driver handles this card.. And the driver is dual licensed (BSD/GNU)!
Some info from my notebook running Arch Linux:
Code:
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.37-ARCH/kernel/drivers/staging/brcm80211/brcm80211.ko.gz
license:        Dual BSD/GPL
description:    Broadcom 802.11n wireless LAN driver.
author:         Broadcom Corporation
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00004727sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00004353sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00004357sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:        mac80211,cfg80211
staging:        Y
vermagic:       2.6.37-ARCH SMP preempt mod_unload 686 
parm:           msglevel:int
parm:           phymsglevel:int
parm:           oneonly:int
parm:           piomode:int
parm:           instance_base:int
parm:           macaddr:charp
parm:           nompc:int
parm:           name:string
 

bschmidt

Well-Known Member

Thanks: 39
Messages: 298

#12
This seems to be a new driver, totally unrelated to bwn(4) or bwi(4). The license headers in each file seems to indeed indicate that this driver can be ported without a lot of hassle (license wise), feel free to do so. :stud

How stable is it anyways? The TODO file mentions a lot of missing features..
 
Top