On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 10:09 PM, Harshad D <harsha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> hello!
>
> Hi all, first post here.
> Installed FreeBSD for the first time on my laptop. Have followed the
> Handbook and got most things like X, XFCE, X config etc working.
>
> However, I am really having trouble trying to get wireless working. I have
> tried the following till now:
>
> This is an extract about the wireless hardware from [cmd]pciconf[/cmd]:
>
> vendor     = 'Broadcom Corporation'
> device     = 'BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY'
> class      = network
>
>
> So, as per the Handbook, I should use the bwn (4) driver.
>
> i have done the following till now:
>
>
> Installed [file]bwn-firmware-kmod[/file] from ports
> Added the following to [file]/boot/loader.conf[/file]
>     if_bwn_load="YES"
>     bwn_v4__lp_ucode_load="YES"

Is this just a typo in email? (the double underscores)

Should be bwn_v4_lp_ucode_load="YES"

Also, once you boot up, what do you see when you do "kldstat"?

cheers,
Hiren
>     # if_bwi_load="YES"
>     wlan_scan_ap_load="YES"
>    wlan_scan_sta_load="YES"
>    wlan_wep_load="YES"
>    wlan_ccmp_load="YES"
>    wlan_tkip_load="YES"[/code]
>
> added this to rc.conf
> wlans_bwn0="wlan0"
> ifconfig_wlan0="ssid HSD DHCP"
>
> ****I am not sure about the DHCP part here. just something I have tried.
>
> And tried all that's shown here [url]
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-wireless.html[/url]
> .
>
> But still it doesn't work. ifconfig wlan0 up scan gives nothing:
> root@BSDbox:~ # ifconfig wlan0 scan
> root@BSDbox:~ #
>
>
> dmesg output is:
>
> root@BSDbox:~ # dmesg|tail
> bwn0: the fw file(bwn_v4_lp_ucode15) not found
> bwn-open_v4_lp_ucode15: could not load firmware image, error 2
> bwn0: the fw file(bwn-open_v4_lp_ucode15) not found
> ubt0: <Broadcom Corp HP Integrated Module, class 224/1, rev 2.00/1.65, addr
> 2> on usbus0
> WARNING: attempt to domain_add(bluetooth) after domainfinalize()
> WARNING: attempt to domain_add(netgraph) after domainfinalize()
> bwn_v4_lp_ucode15: could not load firmware image, error 2
> bwn0: the fw file(bwn_v4_lp_ucode15) not found
> bwn-open_v4_lp_ucode15: could not load firmware image, error 2
> bwn0: the fw file(bwn-open_v4_lp_ucode15) not found
>
>
> ifconfig output:
>
> root@BSDbox:~ # ifconfig
> bwn0: flags=8803<UP,BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290
> ether 00:26:5e:46:3e:ba
> nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
> media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
> status: no carrier
> re0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
> options=8209b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,WOL_MAGIC,LINKSTATE>
> ether 00:23:5a:c6:da:5b
> inet6 fe80::223:5aff:fec6:da5b%re0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
> inet 192.168.0.104 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
> nd6 options=23<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
> media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
> status: active
> lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
> options=600003<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,RXCSUM_IPV6,TXCSUM_IPV6>
> inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
> inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
> inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
> nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
> wlan0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
> ether 00:26:5e:46:3e:ba
> nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
> media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
> status: no carrier
> ssid HSD channel 1 (2412 MHz 11b)
> country US authmode WPA1+WPA2/802.11i privacy OFF txpower 30 bmiss 7
> scanvalid 60 bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250 roam:rssi 7
> roam:rate 1 wme bintval 0
>
>
> I can see that the firmware file is not being loaded. How do I get it to
> load? I checked the /boot/firmware folder and it's empty. So I manually
> copied.fw files from the bwn ports directory, but that didn't work either.
> I tried renaming the module files (.ko) in /boot/modules to what the OS is
> looking for, but that failed too. I am almost at my wit's end now, and
> don't know how to go on from here. What do I need to do?
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