Given up NDisulating BCM4318, advice neeeded on FreeBSD compatible WiFi PCI card

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Given up NDisulating BCM4318, advice neeeded on FreeBSD compatible WiFi PCI card

Postby aurora72 » 11 Jun 2009, 17:01

Hello,

After several days of struggling with the ndisgen,I finally given up trying to make my BCM4318 based WiFi PCI card work on 7.2-RELEASE.

Now, I might start to consider buying a new WiFi PCI card but I couldn't find satisfactory info on the Hardware documentation of 7.2. Are there any FreeBSD compatible PCI cards you might advice which works perfectly with the FreeBSD? Or more importantly how do you decide which Wireless card to buy?

Thanks.
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Postby SirDice » 11 Jun 2009, 17:27

Have a look at [man=4]ath[/man], [man=4]iwi[/man] and see which cards are mentioned there. Atheros based cards usually work pretty good.
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Postby knotabot » 16 Jun 2009, 19:39

Comparison of open source wireless drivers
Lists which OS release supports which wifi chips/drivers.

Looks like a Broadcom card.

Integrated to FreeBSD 8.x, ported from DragonFlyBSD.

Also: http://svn.freebsd.org/viewvc/base?view=revision&revision=191762

And: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=2477
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Postby aurora72 » 17 Jun 2009, 13:59

Thank you for the infos. After trying more and more with the ndis driver, I have finally managed to make BCM4318 PCI card work. There were several factors preventing the normal work, I had to patch and reinstall if_ndis module and tried different versions of the .inf file.

I was trying the wifi Card actually for learning purposes (note that I ve been using FreeBSD for just one month) and so all the infos you've given is significant to me.

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