I have a HP nx6110 laptop, and decided to install FreeBSD 6.1. Quite frankly I am surprised by the power and fine design this system has. This is definitely a better server than linux. I am a complete newbie in BSD, so please excuse me if my question sounds very stupid.
I am trying to make my integrated wireless card Broadcom 4306 work. Since there are no native drivers I adopted the ndis approach. Howevet there seem to be two ways to do this, one is using ndiscvt and the other with ndisgen. I tried both but none worked: 1. USING ndiscvt I copied the driver to /sys/modules/if_ndis, and then: # ndiscvt -i BCMWL5A.INF -s BCMWL5.SYS -o ndis_driver_data.h # make && make install # kldload ndis && kldload if_ndis However I am not seeing the interface when run ifconfig. It behaves as if nothig is there. I also tried to recompile ndis & if_ndis from their sources in /usr/src/sys/modules but nothing worked. The adapter simple does not appear. However when I run pciconf -lv I see the pci card. 2. USING ndisgen I copied the drivers to the same folder and run ndisgen BCMWL5.INF BCMWL5.SYS. Everything goes ok but I get an error in the last step when I try to compile it. Then I tried to redirect the output if ndisgen to a pipe and it miracolously generated a file BCMWL5_SYS. This I copied to /boot/kernel and loaded ndis, if_ndis, BCMWL5_SYS. However again the adapter does not appear in ifconfig. I cannot see what is going wrong, because I just followed some HOWTOs that appear in the FreeBSD Handbook (of ndiscvt) and some other forum (about ndisgen). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Atanas _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"