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Date:      Thu, 7 May 2015 14:45:28 +0800
From:      Ben Woods <woodsb02@gmail.com>
To:        Avinash Sonawane <rootkea@gmail.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: BCM4313 Wireless LAN Controller in FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE
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On 7 May 2015 at 13:33, Avinash Sonawane <rootkea@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
>
> I am pretty new to BSD world <BSDn00b here!>. I just installed FreeBSD
> 10.1-RELEASE on my system.
>
> # uname -a
> FreeBSD titanic.rootkea.me 10.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE #0
> r274401: Tue Nov 11 21:02:49 UTC 2014
> root@releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
>
> # pciconf -lv | grep -B3 -i wireless
>     subclass   = HDA
> none3@pci0:18:0:0:    class=0x028000 card=0x00101028 chip=0x472714e4
> rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>     vendor     = 'Broadcom Corporation'
>     device     = 'BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller'
>
> I have also installed the port net/bwn-firmware-kmod using make install clean.
>
> I have also made changes to /boot/loader.conf as suggested in the
> Handbook. Here is my /boot/loader.conf
> # cat /boot/loader.conf
> if_bwn_load="YES"
> wlan_wep_load="YES"
> wlan_ccmp_load="YES"
> wlan_tkip_load="YES"
>
> But now I am confused about the next step.
> According to handbook it should be # ifconfig wlan0  create wlandev ath0 [1]
> I have no idea what to write in place of ath0. So I tried bwn and
> bwn0. But both the times system said
> "ifconfig : SIOCIFCREATE2 : Device not configured"
>
> So how do I access wireless in my FreeBSD box?
>
> PS- On surfing the net I stumbled upon using ndisgen to install the
> BCM4313 driver [2]. But I would really appreciate if there is any
> other way to natively install the driver on FreeBSD instead of
> converting the WINDOWS(R) driver.
> Or is this the only way?
>
> Please help.
>
> Links:
> [1] https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-wireless.html#idp79356624
> [2] http://blog.cochard.me/2012/10/using-bcm4313-wireless-chip-under.html
>
> --
> Avinash Sonawane (RootKea)
> PICT, Pune
> http://rootkea.wordpress.com
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I don't believe BCM4313 is supported (refer to forum post
https://forums.freebsd.org/index.php?threads/26616/).

I believe people have had luck using the ndis(4) drivers. See below
for links which may help:
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/broadcom-ndis-howto.36611/
http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Wireless_Testing#Wireless_Devices_Needing_Drivers:_Does_ndisgen_Work_for_this_Device.3F

Also, for future reference, wifi driver questions will probably
attract a better answer from the developers if you send it to
freebsd-wireless@freebsd.org

Regards,
Ben

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From: Benjamin Woods
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