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Old 01-28-2012, 09:55 AM
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Hello all,

I'm a reasonably experienced Linux user brand new to PC-BSD. After installing PC-BSD 9 from the CD version I have no wireless connection and although the regular ethernet connection works it doesn't use DHCP, nor can I configure it to do so. The options in the network manager are either grayed out or don't seem to do much. After quite a few attempts the networking icon appeared in the system tray, but no wireless icon and the wireless light on the laptop stays off.

I'm using an Acer Aspire 5750 laptop with a Broadcam BCM57765 device. I think the wireless card is Intel but I can't find precise details in Kinfocenter or via the lspci command.

So I'm not sure where to start. I usually just use the KDE networking applet.

Thanks and regards.

Last edited by Cin450; 01-28-2012 at 10:40 AM. Reason: more info added
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:13 PM
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That chipset uses the bge driver. Please post your two wlan lines from /etc/rc.conf and the output from ifconfig.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:12 PM
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Thanks for the reply, Dru. Sorry for the late response - work has been super busy.

I can't see any wlan lines in /etc/rc.conf


from ifconfig:

bge0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
options=c019b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGIN G,VLAN_HWCSUM,TSO4,VLAN_HWTSO,LINKSTATE>
ether dc:0e:a1:0e:b1:31
inet6 fe80::de0e:a1ff:fe0e:b131%bge0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
inet 192.168.1.3 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
nd6 options=23<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
status: active
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL

Many thanks.
C
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:04 PM
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ifconfig isn't picking up anything. Does "pciconf -lv" show anything that looks wireless?
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:29 PM
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I am not sure what the output of pciconf -lv shows. Some of the entries near the bottom look hopeful. Thanks.

hostb0@pci0:0:0:0: class=0x060000 card=0x05041025 chip=0x01048086 rev=0x09 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller'
class = bridge
subclass = HOST-PCI
vgapci0@pci0:0:2:0: class=0x030000 card=0x05041025 chip=0x01268086 rev=0x09 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller'
class = display
subclass = VGA
none0@pci0:0:22:0: class=0x078000 card=0x05041025 chip=0x1c3a8086 rev=0x04 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller'
class = simple comms
ehci0@pci0:0:26:0: class=0x0c0320 card=0x05041025 chip=0x1c2d8086 rev=0x04 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller'
class = serial bus
subclass = USB
hdac0@pci0:0:27:0: class=0x040300 card=0x05041025 chip=0x1c208086 rev=0x04 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller'
class = multimedia
subclass = HDA
pcib1@pci0:0:28:0: class=0x060400 card=0x05041025 chip=0x1c108086 rev=0xb4 hdr=0x01
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1'
class = bridge
subclass = PCI-PCI
pcib2@pci0:0:28:1: class=0x060400 card=0x05041025 chip=0x1c128086 rev=0xb4 hdr=0x01
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2'
class = bridge
subclass = PCI-PCI
ehci1@pci0:0:29:0: class=0x0c0320 card=0x05041025 chip=0x1c268086 rev=0x04 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller'
class = serial bus
subclass = USB
isab0@pci0:0:31:0: class=0x060100 card=0x05041025 chip=0x1c498086 rev=0x04 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = 'HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller'
class = bridge
subclass = PCI-ISA
ahci0@pci0:0:31:2: class=0x010601 card=0x05041025 chip=0x1c038086 rev=0x04 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller'
class = mass storage
subclass = SATA
none1@pci0:0:31:3: class=0x0c0500 card=0x05041025 chip=0x1c228086 rev=0x04 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller'
class = serial bus
subclass = SMBus
bge0@pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x05041025 chip=0x16b514e4 rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
device = 'NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe'
class = network
subclass = ethernet
sdhci0@pci0:2:0:1: class=0x080501 card=0x05041025 chip=0x16bc14e4 rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
device = 'NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader'
class = base peripheral
subclass = SD host controller
none2@pci0:2:0:2: class=0x088000 card=0x05041025 chip=0x16be14e4 rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
class = base peripheral
none3@pci0:2:0:3: class=0x088000 card=0x05041025 chip=0x16bf14e4 rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
class = base peripheral
none4@pci0:3:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0xe040105b chip=0x435814e4 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
device = 'BCM43227 802.11b/g/n'
class = network
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:41 PM
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Good, we now know the chipset: BCM43227 802.11b/g/n

I'm pretty sure that falls into the BCM432* series which still has not been ported to FreeBSD :-(
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