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Old 12-20-2010, 09:26 PM
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Hi All,

I am new to PCBSD. I installed it but it did not see my broadcom nic.

Can anyone tell me how to get the NIC driver and how to install it?

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Old 12-21-2010, 01:14 PM
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To help, we'll need to know the chipset to see if a driver exists or if you'll need to ndisgen one. Depending upon whether it is built-in or USB, try the pciconf or usb command listed on this page: http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Wireless_Testing and post the results.

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Old 01-16-2011, 11:39 AM
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To help, we'll need to know the chipset to see if a driver exists or if you'll need to ndisgen one. Depending upon whether it is built-in or USB, try the pciconf or usb command listed on this page: http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Wireless_Testing and post the results.

Cheers,

Dru
hi, i'm a new user of PCBSD and i've a similar problem...;
the OS is PCBSD 8.1 installed on a Compaq mini 700el and i can't configure a wireless connection...
how can i do this?
i think the network configuration never show me the card, but with the command pciconf -lv | grep -i wireless the sistem get me the name 'Broadcom Wireless b/g (BCM4315/BCM22062000)'

what can i do with this information???
thank

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well, you are going to like this:

get internet connection through an Ethernet/cat5e cable (plug it in)
Fetch the latest ports collection, choose your style:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...rts-using.html

Assume you are completely new, just do the portsnap method (yes do it in the terminal all as root):
cd /usr/ports
portsnap fetch
portsnap extract

then cd to ./net/bwn-firmware-kmod
make install clean

Then configure the device and your internet connection:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...-wireless.html

Assuming you want follow by follow instructions:
add the following lines to /boot/loader.conf :
wlan_wep_load="YES"
wlan_ccmp_load="YES"
wlan_tkip_load="YES"
#if it wasn't obvious...

#oh look, firmware code!
bwn_v4_ucode_load="YES"
if_bwn_load="YES"

And then set you internets using rc.conf and ifconfig:
#I assume its your first wireless device, right?
wlans_bwn0="wlan0"
#and that you want to have acquire an ip address....
ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP"

reading the handbooks helps... even for a 3 year old fledgling like me.

hopefully I did not offend you , right?
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bebuxe View Post
well, you are going to like this:

get internet connection through an Ethernet/cat5e cable (plug it in)
Fetch the latest ports collection, choose your style:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...rts-using.html

Assume you are completely new, just do the portsnap method (yes do it in the terminal all as root):
cd /usr/ports
portsnap fetch
portsnap extract

then cd to ./net/bwn-firmware-kmod
make install clean

Then configure the device and your internet connection:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...-wireless.html

Assuming you want follow by follow instructions:
add the following lines to /boot/loader.conf :
wlan_wep_load="YES"
wlan_ccmp_load="YES"
wlan_tkip_load="YES"
#if it wasn't obvious...

#oh look, firmware code!
bwn_v4_ucode_load="YES"
if_bwn_load="YES"

And then set you internets using rc.conf and ifconfig:
#I assume its your first wireless device, right?
wlans_bwn0="wlan0"
#and that you want to have acquire an ip address....
ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP"

reading the handbooks helps... even for a 3 year old fledgling like me.

hopefully I did not offend you , right?
thank you... i will use it just when i've a few moments to try this solution...
I hope to have patience for this solution

Anyway you don't offend me...

PS if you find an error in my language, remember i'm not english...

best regards
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:36 PM
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Neither am I, but I am an Ambi-English-Spanish speaker, reader, writer/typer, who is dominant in the computer language of English (due to spanish's IT jargon delay). So I can help.

At the least, I am waiting to get a manual focus camera good in close ups for video tutorials on these concepts. Might accept donations during the first video posts, but I still got to save money for it. Right now, food and college tuition are my primary concern, after that freebsd.

So see yah! Tell me if you understand anything I typed, or you are having problems.
My laptop currently has a bcm4311, so I can tests some of the firmware features. But overall, I can attest it works on a WPA-PSK, and on free WEPs I find in Florida as of 8.0-recent ion PC-BSD.

Also remember, If you install the ports collection from the dvd or the img, you don't really need to fetch the ports since the latest update for the port was done on 07 Mar 2010 07:03:21 as of typing this sentence. But you do still need internet connection to get the distfiles.
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