For those of you running a wireless laptop on BSD you know that sometime it works and sometimes not....
My Dell has the infamous bcm43xx chip Dell mini pci Wlan.
After loading in an install of Fridays 1.4 dev snapshot I was finally able to achieve a synaptic mouse.. Thanks Kris Moore..
Next the wireless..
I used my bcmwl5.inf and sys files from windows and created ko modules by compiling with ndisgen.. easy to use.
The lenghty part was downloading all the source to allow the compile of the tiny drivers.. 2hrs.. and that was with the faster csup utility..
Next time I'll buy the source DVD :wink:
Then place the bcmwl5_sys.ko (new) module in a convenient dir and add a few lines to /boot/loader.conf so the card and ndis would start on boot.
LOOK HERE by kris moore..again.. this guy is a one man band.
One thing I notice over LINUX is that FreeBSD kernels really do give a snappier performance. 8)
Now on to the Wireless Printer config ipp//