Originally Posted by sqlpython
Well, I for one, with 5 Broadcom 43xx WiFi cards in Laptops, have been looking for this development for Years. I had with limitations used ndisgen but now a Real native solution. So as goes FreeBSD so goes (eventually) PCBSD. Many are looking forward to this one Kris.
Here is the post from Freebsd developer rwatson@
FYI, this driver has now been merged to FreeBSD 8-CURRENT as of 3 May, 2009, so should appear in FreeBSD 8.0 later this year:
date: 2009/05/03 04:01:43; author: imp; state: Exp;
SVN rev 191762 on 2009-05-03 04:01:43Z by imp
Bring in Andrew Thompson's port of Sepherosa Ziehau's bwi driver for
Broadcom BCM43xx chipsets. This driver uses the v3 firmware that
needs to be fetched separately. A port will be committed to create
the bwi firmware module.
The driver matches the following chips: Broadcom BCM4301, BCM4307,
BCM4306, BCM4309, BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4318, BCM4319
The driver works for 802.11b and 802.11g.
I have PC BSD 7.1 installed in a Laptop with an ipw 3945 wireless,
I would like to test it in a Laptop with a BCM 4312 wireless card.
I have no wired internet connetion so how should i download the
driver for the BCM thing to use it in my Lappy once i install PC BSD
7.1 in it ?
The idea is download it to my pen disk as well as that other v3
firmware thing using my Debian install in one lappy, and after
installing PC BSD, install the firmware and driver in it...
Where do I fetch them from...?