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Old 07-05-2011, 01:15 AM
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Default Trouble configuring my Broadcom wireless NIC (bwn0)
HI everyone,

The install actually went quite well. Awesome. I'm running the latest snap shot, as of July 1, of the release 9 stuff. My system "sees" the NIC, but I'm having trouble configuring. I don't see fields in the wizard for WPA setup and the manual page for bwn didn't show an example with WPA but only WEP. I'm something of a neophyte to wireless setup and, honestly, have been dumbed down over the last 2 years, or so, since my place of employment went to a total windows environment.

What should I do to get my wireless NIC configured?

Andy
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:55 AM
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Default Addendum: Trouble configuriong my Broadcom wireless NIC (bwn0)
HI,

Would the subject of this wiki article still be necessary: http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Network_Configuration? Is says that I'll have to compile and install separate firmware for the device. This is fine, I'm just wanting to know if it is still necessary.

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Andy
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:12 AM
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Hi recursion,

I don't know if my reply would still be relevant, but you would need to compile the kernel module for bwn (bwn_kmod) which can be found at the ports dir under "sys/modules". I forgot the exact location so just do a find-grep instead after you have expanded the src and ports pack.

Anyway, this will install a required firmware b43-fwcutter on your system. This problem is mainly due to the proprietary nature of Broadcom's firmwares and hardwares, and their reluctance to support anything other than Windows(tm).
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