Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2008, 10:00 PM
sqlpython sqlpython is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to sqlpython
Default Ndisgen Wireless drivers ..32bit ok ..64bit not
I have been experimenting over the past year with PCBSD and DesktopBSD. On each I have problems with my Broadcom 43xx Wireless driver. The problem is they are not recognized. The solution is to use the Windows Drivers bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys with ndisgen and generate a bcmwl5_sys.ko BSD driver. This will work with the 32 bit install. The 64bit install of PCBSD and DesktopBSD will produce the bcmwl5_sys.ko driver but when loaded it will not light the Wifi and connect. Windows also provides a bcmwl64.sys which I tried and produced bcmwl64_sys.ko which also does nothing.
BTW.. The bcmwl5.sys works fine on a Linux amd64 install with either ndiswrapper and b43-fwcutter to connect the WiFi.

So have any 64bit BSD users encounterd this problem?
Any suggestions or Solutions?
As I am using a series of amd64 machines the majority of the time and running a Linux amd64 on them I don't want to run 32bit. I do perceive an improvement.
Just for the record also tried the new bwi driver (for broadcom type cards) being developed and it was a failure as well. ... 23/3050704
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PC-BSD VMWare Image (32bit) blueyes General 0 10-13-2009 12:07 AM
How to install Broadcom Wireless Drivers hursh Networking 0 11-15-2008 05:56 PM
Wifi Connections with Windows Drivers and NDISGEN. sqlpython Tips and Tricks 0 08-09-2008 06:27 AM
installed 64bit pcbsd, want to change to 32bit... butiki General Questions 1 05-26-2008 01:12 AM
NDISGEN and Wireless Problem jepsr Installing PC-BSD 3 04-29-2006 10:09 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright 2005-2015, The PC-BSD Project. PC-BSD and the PC-BSD logo are registered trademarks of iXsystems.
All other content is freely available for sharing under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.