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Date:      Sun, 17 Apr 2011 20:43:10 +0200
From:      "Paul B. Mahol" <>
To:        Ricardo Gomez <>
Subject:   Re: 8.2 RELEASE amd64 support for broadcom 432b(4322)
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On 4/16/11, Ricardo Gomez <> wrote:
> I am attempting to run freebsd on a macbook 5, 1. I installed using dvd1 and
> everithing went fine. The only problem is that my
> builtin wireless is a bcm432b which is PITA to make work in any
> non-propietary system.I know for other bcm43xx cards there
> is the bwi driver, but mine isn't supported. I've tried tried
>    - Ndisgen on bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl564.sys
>    - Ndisgen on bcmwl6.inf and bcmwl664.sys
>    - ndiscvt bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl564.sys to ndis_data_header.h and compiling
>    ndis.ko
> Here's what I noted
>    - bcmwl564_sys.ko creates an ndis0 interface which seems to work except
>    it doesn't communicate with the router
>    - also, when loaded from loader.conf somewhere in the boot sequence the
>    computer reboots
>    - does nothing
>    - The new ndis.ko also does nothing
> This is not my first attempt at FreeBSD on my macbook. The last time the
> major stumbling block was the gpt and sysinstall. Now the big problem for me
> is the wireless because I keep the router in another room. As extra info, in
> Debian Lenny broadcom's wl driver works but iwconfig will NOT work.
> In Ubunu 10.04 broadcom's wl works too but iwconfig won't work and it's very
> slow.
> I'd rather waste space on a networkless BSD. So if not i'll erase the
> partition, install linux(debian), and try FreeBSD in a year or two.

Give more useful info, like AP setup. How are you using wpa_supplicant
and do you use ndis_events?

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