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Old 09-05-2009, 11:18 AM
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Default BCM4315 wireless card...
I just got my Lenovo s10-2 netbook and installed PC-BSD 7.0.1. But the Boradcom 4315 card doesn't work. I then used windows ndis drive to generate the module "bcmwl5_sys.ko" and put it into /boot/modules. After rebooting ifconfig says "no carrier". I'm really frustrated!...

I know there is the bwi driver in FreeBSD 8.0 which support several BCM43xx cards. But I heard that this one, BCM4315, uses different radio, and it is not supported even in freebsd 8.0. Seems that I have to either drop BSD or replace the wireless card.

Code:
ifconfig
ndis0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290
        ether 00:21:00:f7:46:35
        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
        status: no carrier
Code:
kldstat
Id Refs Address    Size     Name
 1   49 0xc0400000 d01484   kernel
 2    1 0xc1102000 a63c     if_re.ko
 3    1 0xc110d000 1acb4    snd_hda.ko
 4    2 0xc1128000 62018    sound.ko
 5    1 0xc118b000 5a90     acpi_video.ko
 6    2 0xc1191000 f590     if_ndis.ko
 7    3 0xc11a1000 1e030    ndis.ko
 9    1 0xc11f7000 1afc78   bcmwl5_sys.ko
10    1 0xc6271000 27000    linux.ko
11    1 0xc643d000 9000     i915.ko
12    1 0xc6446000 14000    drm.ko
Code:
rc.conf
ifconfig_ndis0="WPA DHCP"
Code:
loader.conf

if_ndis_load="YES"
bcmwl5_sys_load="YES"
if_re_load="YES"
Code:
/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
network={
        ssid="myid"
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        psk=mypassword
        priority=2
}

network={
        key_mgmt=NONE
        priority=0
}
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Default Re: BCM4315 wireless card...
PC-BSD 7.0.1 is based on FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE. PC-BSD has not yet released a version based on FreeBSD 8.0 because 8.0 is currently still in development. I'm not sure if this is the reason why your card is not working or not. The latest version of PC-BSD is 7.1.1, which is based on FreeBSD 7.2. You should try the latest version and see if you still have the same problem.
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Default Re: BCM4315 wireless card...
man 4 bwi on FreeBSD 8

Quote:

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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Default Re: BCM4315 wireless card...
Yes. bcm 4315 is not included yet...

Originally Posted by sqlpython
man 4 bwi on FreeBSD 8

Quote:

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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