Ask sephe about his bwi driver.

Sam

Nikolay Vernyayev wrote:
> Hi Ted,
>
> Thank you.
> I have done before ndis utilization for this, but... hmmm... It is not
> really what I wanted.
>
> Idea is to find/make kernel based driver/module (similar to related Linux
> project). This is part of requirements for one of my projects.
>
> BR,
> Nikolay Vernyayev
> I am blogging here:
>
> On Feb 9, 2008 4:44 AM, Ted Lindgreen wrote:
>
>
>> [Quoting Nikolay Vernyayev, on Feb 9, 10:18, in "Old story: BCM43xx v
>> ..."]
>> ...
>>
>>> none0@pci0:6:0: class=0x028000 card=0x000617f9 chip=0x431814e4 rev=0x02
>>> hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
>>> device = 'BCM43XX Broadcom 802.11b/g'
>>> class = network
>>>

>> Hi,
>>
>> My 2-year old Acer 3623 laptop has a similar wireless interface:
>> ndis0@pci0:6:5:0: class=0x028000 card=0x03121468 chip=0x431814e4
>> rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
>> vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
>> device = 'BCM43XX Broadcom 802.11b/g'
>> class = network
>>
>> The laptop runs FreeBSD-current since I bought it, and is weekly
>> updated. The Broadcom wireless card has run fine under ndis, on
>> FreeBSD 6, 7, and now 8.
>>
>> However, make sure that you use the right BCMWL5.SYS and BCMWL5.INF
>> files. I had first tried versions of these files downloaded from
>> various places without success. Using the files from the Windows
>> partition on the same laptop (in /mnt/dos/WINDOWS/Lan on my Acer),
>> it works flawlessly. Appearently there are subtile differences in
>> the versions of this card that are used in laptops of various
>> vendors.
>>
>> regards,
>> -- ted
>>
>>

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