Hi all: Compaq C301TU laptop has a Broadcom chipset based wireless card and i'm unable to make it work on FreeBSD 7.1
Using the ndisgen approach with bcm5wls.sys and bcm5wls.inf files creates a driver file which on kldload causes a kernel panic. Interestingly on the same laptop, there is a ethernet card of RTL 8139, which is also not detected by FreeBSD 7.1 . However, lets not worry about that for the time being. With Gentoo Linux, i've configured the Linux kernel to use the native bcm43xx driver and using the bcm43xx-fwcutter, i've been able to install the firmware and get the wireless card to work. Here is the lspci -v -nn details as collected from the Linux side. 06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Unknown device 1364 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx- Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx- Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17 Region 0: Memory at 88000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities:  Power Management version 2 Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-) Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME- Capabilities:  Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable- Address: 00000000 Data: 0000 Capabilities: [d0] Express (v1) Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00 DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us, L1 unlimited ExtTag+ AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset- DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported- RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop- MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr- TransPend- LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s, Latency L0 <4us, L1 <64us ClockPM- Suprise- LLActRep- BwNot- LnkCtl: ASPM L0s Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+ ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt- LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt- Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting <?> Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?> Kernel driver in use: bcm43xx Kernel modules: bcm43xx i don't intend to buy another wireless add-on card or another old laptop. Would be thankful, if anybody can suggest how i can get the Wireless card work to with FreeBSD 7.1 or FreeBSD 8.0 snapshot. Additional tips for getting the ethernet card to work will also be appreciated. -- thanks Saifi. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"