BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

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BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

Post by Grenouille » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:47 am

Hello,

I can't get my Wi-Fi working... I have a BCM43224 card. Is there any way to get it work ?

I found the package "b43-fwcutter" in the software manager so I installed it. Can I use this software to get the correct driver ?

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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

Post by ericbsd » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:38 am

That one will be complicated a bit Broadcom is not well supported on FreeBSD, but it will change in 11.0. But by default all the driver are not enable in the kernel, but it can be. What boot manager are you using Grub or FreeBSD Boot Loader?

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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

Post by Grenouille » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:53 am

I'm using GRUB.

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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

Post by ericbsd » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:57 am

b43-fwcutter is a tool which can extract firmware from various BCM43xx drivers.

To make the wifi card work if it is supported you will need to add these.

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echo 'kld_list="bwi"' >> /etc/rc.conf

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echo 'kld_list="bwn"' >> /etc/rc.conf

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cd /ports/net/bwi-firmware-kmod
make install clean

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cd /ports/net/bwn-firmware-kmod
make install clean
Reboot after if the driver is supported you should be able to have The card working.

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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

Post by Grenouille » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:59 pm

I cannot install the drivers : it tells me that it requires kernel source files in /usr/src. How can I get them ?

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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

Post by Roben » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:12 am

Grenouille wrote:I cannot install the drivers : it tells me that it requires kernel source files in /usr/src. How can I get sizegenetics from scottmcadams.org then?
Hi Grenouille, I get the same message. If you found the location of the files can you post here? Thanks dude.
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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

Post by ericbsd » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:41 am

This is were the source(src) is, the tar file is /usr/src make sure you untar in / not in /usr.
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/relea ... 3-RELEASE/
Also I command that you install GhostBSD 10.3 RELEASE.

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