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Old 04-13-2010, 12:00 AM
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Default Dell Wireless 1390 (802.11g)
Hi,

I am completely new to freeBSD and PC-BSD. I decided to go for PC-BSD 8.0 64bits on my Dell D630 laptops...
It seems that the Dell wireless card is not seen by default as it is a BROADCOM chip.
I wanted to try bwi and start with b43-fwcutter install:
Code:
cd /usr/ports/sysutils/b43-fwcutter/ && make install clean
then I installed bwi-firmware-kmod:
Code:
cd /usr/ports/net/bwi-firmware-kmod/ && make install clean
and add the following commande in /boot/loader.conf
Code:
if_bwi_load="YES"
After rebooting, I issued dmesg | grep bwi and get nothing...

I have then tried to go for NDIS by following this doc
http://faqs.pcbsd.org/index.php?action= ... artlang=en
I have used the Dell D630 drivers 64bits (bcmwl6.inf and bcmwl664.sys)
but I do not have kload (as stated in the doc, I should issue "kload ndis" and "kload if_ndis" but I have a kload:command not found) and then I copied bcmwl664_sys.ko to /boot/modules and chmod it to 555, and issued kldload /boot/modules/bcmwl664_sys.ko
I have the following message
kldload: can't load /boot/modules/bcmwl664_sys.ko: Exec format error

How to set it up properly ?
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:12 PM
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Default Re: Dell Wireless 1390 (802.11g)
I actually think you should be trying out bwn. It replaced bwi.

Have a look here, you might find the links helpful.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15251
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: Dell Wireless 1390 (802.11g)
This forum link might also help you.

http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=2477&page=6
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by NaX View Post
I actually think you should be trying out bwn. It replaced bwi.

Have a look here, you might find the links helpful.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15251
Thank you and sorry for this late answer: I was away these days (and no way to find a plane back home thanks to the Iceland volcano ash in Europe !!! )
Unfortunately since the forum change, I cannot follow your link and a seach for bwn did not provide any answer...

I will take a look at the FreeBSD forum link you provided also... and come back later...
But will bwn work on 64bits system ?
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:35 AM
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I think that forum thread is this one
http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=12773

As far as I can tell bwn should work on 64bit.
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