support for Broadcom wireless drivers in freeBSD 8

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support for Broadcom wireless drivers in freeBSD 8

Postby bhargava » 11 Aug 2009, 04:02

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.
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Postby DutchDaemon » 11 Aug 2009, 08:45

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
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Postby bhargava » 11 Aug 2009, 10:26

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.
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Postby DutchDaemon » 11 Aug 2009, 10:31

Looks like it ;)

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/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
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Postby bhargava » 11 Aug 2009, 10:49

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.
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Postby Seeker » 09 Dec 2009, 20:18

Yeah!
So much about it
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