Broadcom 4313 Guide - BSD
exaem
So I've been having trouble installing the Broadcom 4313 kernel modules on BSD and stumbled across a few guides on the internet detailing how to do it. However, everyone I followed seemed to mess it up and I'd end up getting kernel panics. Combining them all seemed to work.

Make sure you have the /usr/src kernel tree installed

Quote:ls /usr/src

If you don't, install it.

Make sure you have libiconv installed

Quote:cd /usr/ports/converters/libiconv; make; make install clean

Download the Broadcom BCM43 package installer

Quote:fetch http://gugus69.free.fr/freebsd/Broadcom_..._win5x.tgz; tar -xvzf Boadcom_BCM43xx_5.100.235.19_win5x.tgz

cd into the folder

Quote:cd Broadcom_BCM43xx_5.100.235.19_win5x/

install ndisulator

Quote:instructions: https://github.com/NDISulator/ndisulator/tree/stable9

run ndisgen

Quote:ndisgen

follow these steps

Quote:Type 3 for "Convert driver"
INF Filename: bcmwl5.inf
SYS Filename: bcmwl564.sys (or bcmwl5.sys for FreeBSD-i386)
Firmware Files: kept empty

Copy the generated kernel module to /boot/modules

Quote:cp bcmwl564_sys.ko (bcmwl5_sys.ko if not 64 bit) /boot/modules

Edit your /etc/rc.conf with the following

Quote:kld_list='bcmwl564_sys'
#kld_list='bcmwl5_sys' if not 64 bit
wlans_ndis0="wlan0"
wpa_supplicant_enable=”YES”
ifconfig_wlan0="WPA SYNCDHCP”

Edit your /boot/loader.conf with the following
Quote:wlan_ccmp_load=”YES”
wlan_tkip_load=”YES”

Setup your /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Quote:ap_scan=1

network={
ssid=”ssid here”
psk=”security code here”
}

No doubt I messed up somewhere in combining this so if you use it and run into a problem it's probably my fault and shouldn't be too had to fix.
bhamdani
Thank a lot.. now my broadcom 4313 work fine, just a note when creating bcmwl564_sys.ko i got problem with disapearing direktori "include" in /usr/sys/x86 every time when i running the last step ndisgen. So that i have to recreate kernel source tree (actually you just have to copy the "include" directory only) the work around is before running ndisgen make a backup first directory/folder "include" in /usr/src/x86 (cp -R /usr/src/x86/include /usr/src/x86/include.bak) and when creating driver with ndisgen before the last step cek again /usr/src/x86 and make sure there is folder "include" and if there is not just copy from "include.bak" before. Thx again for this guide...
zygotb
I've tried this multiple times with no success...
I go through all the steps without receiving any error messages but, when I reboot, the wifi card is not recognized and no ndis0 interface is present.

In the README I follow the steps but am confused as to whether I should run ndisgen while "make attach" is still connected to /usr/src or if I should run ndisgen after running "make detach."

I've tried both ways with no joy.

I've done the above with fresh installations of PC-BSD 9.2 as well as FreeBSD 9.2.
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zygotb
Someone doesn't appreciate my php generated image!
jobss
(09-11-2013, 05:03 PM)zygotb Wrote: Here are more instructions for the bcm4313 and ndisulator:

http://blog.pcbsd.org/2010/11/looking-fo...nd-pc-bsd/
https://github.com/richardpl/NDISulator/tree/stable9
http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Wireless_Testing

I haven't given up yet...

I would recommend Gentoo, its like BSD but has better support for newer systems because it is Linux based. Realistically I never really had any good luck with PC BSD.
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exaem
(09-11-2013, 05:03 PM)zygotb Wrote: Here are more instructions for the bcm4313 and ndisulator:

http://blog.pcbsd.org/2010/11/looking-fo...nd-pc-bsd/
https://github.com/richardpl/NDISulator/tree/stable9
http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Wireless_Testing

I haven't given up yet...

Got the kernel sources installed?
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