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Bug #1148

BCM4311 wireless network adapter detected but not functional

Added by archimedes.gaviola over 12 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Description

Hi,

I have a mini-PCI wireless network adapter on my laptop that wasn't
detected on DragonFly 2.0.0 during installation. Since it wasn't
detected, what I did is performing the steps in the
bwi(4) manual http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/cgi/web-man?command=bwi&section=ANY
and download the firmware at
http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/~sephe/bwi/v3.tbz. Now, the driver were
detected (Broadcom BCM4311) but seems not functional. It doesn't show
up after invoking ifconfig. Below is the dmesg output:

device_probe_and_attach: bwi0 attach returned 6
Preloaded elf module "/modules/if_bwi.ko" at 0xc07b93c8.
bwi0: <Broadcom BCM4311 802.11 Wireless Lan> mem 0x31300000-0x31303fff
irq 11 at device 0.0 on pci1
bwi0: BBP: id 0x4311, rev 0x2, pkg 0
bwi0: MAC rev 13 is not supported
bwi0: no MAC was found

And as I try looking at the /usr/src/sys/dev/netif/bwi/if_bwi.c code,
BCM4311 is part of the supported device

{ PCI_VENDOR_BROADCOM, PCI_PRODUCT_BROADCOM_BCM4311,
"Broadcom BCM4311 802.11 Wireless Lan" },

Thanks,
Archimedes

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#1

Updated by sepherosa over 12 years ago

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Archimedes Gaviola
<> wrote:

Hi,

I have a mini-PCI wireless network adapter on my laptop that wasn't
detected on DragonFly 2.0.0 during installation. Since it wasn't
detected, what I did is performing the steps in the
bwi(4) manual http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/cgi/web-man?command=bwi&section=ANY
and download the firmware at
http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/~sephe/bwi/v3.tbz. Now, the driver were
detected (Broadcom BCM4311) but seems not functional. It doesn't show
up after invoking ifconfig. Below is the dmesg output:

device_probe_and_attach: bwi0 attach returned 6
Preloaded elf module "/modules/if_bwi.ko" at 0xc07b93c8.
bwi0: <Broadcom BCM4311 802.11 Wireless Lan> mem 0x31300000-0x31303fff
irq 11 at device 0.0 on pci1
bwi0: BBP: id 0x4311, rev 0x2, pkg 0
bwi0: MAC rev 13 is not supported
bwi0: no MAC was found

And as I try looking at the /usr/src/sys/dev/netif/bwi/if_bwi.c code,
BCM4311 is part of the supported device

{ PCI_VENDOR_BROADCOM, PCI_PRODUCT_BROADCOM_BCM4311,
"Broadcom BCM4311 802.11 Wireless Lan" },

Different MAC revs normally share same PCI id. AFAIK, only relative
old 4311 works (I don't have any). I would appreciate, if you could
update bwi according to the latest reverse-engineered spec :). I
don't have time to do it currently.

Best Regards,
sephe

#2

Updated by archimedes.gaviola over 12 years ago

On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 9:52 PM, Sepherosa Ziehau
<> wrote:

Sepherosa Ziehau <> added the comment:

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Archimedes Gaviola
<> wrote:

Hi,

I have a mini-PCI wireless network adapter on my laptop that wasn't
detected on DragonFly 2.0.0 during installation. Since it wasn't
detected, what I did is performing the steps in the
bwi(4) manual http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/cgi/web-man?command=bwi&section=ANY
and download the firmware at
http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/~sephe/bwi/v3.tbz. Now, the driver were
detected (Broadcom BCM4311) but seems not functional. It doesn't show
up after invoking ifconfig. Below is the dmesg output:

device_probe_and_attach: bwi0 attach returned 6
Preloaded elf module "/modules/if_bwi.ko" at 0xc07b93c8.
bwi0: <Broadcom BCM4311 802.11 Wireless Lan> mem 0x31300000-0x31303fff
irq 11 at device 0.0 on pci1
bwi0: BBP: id 0x4311, rev 0x2, pkg 0
bwi0: MAC rev 13 is not supported
bwi0: no MAC was found

And as I try looking at the /usr/src/sys/dev/netif/bwi/if_bwi.c code,
BCM4311 is part of the supported device

{ PCI_VENDOR_BROADCOM, PCI_PRODUCT_BROADCOM_BCM4311,
"Broadcom BCM4311 802.11 Wireless Lan" },

Different MAC revs normally share same PCI id. AFAIK, only relative
old 4311 works (I don't have any). I would appreciate, if you could
update bwi according to the latest reverse-engineered spec :). I
don't have time to do it currently.

Best Regards,
sephe

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_____________________________________________
DragonFly issue tracker <>
<https://bugs.dragonflybsd.org/issue1148>
_____________________________________________

Hi Sephe,

Thanks for your reply. Okay let me try updating bwi. Where can I find
that latest reversed-engineered spec you've mentioned? I only have the
data sheet downloaded from Broadcom's web site.

Archimedes

#3

Updated by sepherosa over 12 years ago

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Archimedes Gaviola
<> wrote:

On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 9:52 PM, Sepherosa Ziehau
<> wrote:

Sepherosa Ziehau <> added the comment:

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Archimedes Gaviola
<> wrote:

Hi,

I have a mini-PCI wireless network adapter on my laptop that wasn't
detected on DragonFly 2.0.0 during installation. Since it wasn't
detected, what I did is performing the steps in the
bwi(4) manual http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/cgi/web-man?command=bwi&section=ANY
and download the firmware at
http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/~sephe/bwi/v3.tbz. Now, the driver were
detected (Broadcom BCM4311) but seems not functional. It doesn't show
up after invoking ifconfig. Below is the dmesg output:

device_probe_and_attach: bwi0 attach returned 6
Preloaded elf module "/modules/if_bwi.ko" at 0xc07b93c8.
bwi0: <Broadcom BCM4311 802.11 Wireless Lan> mem 0x31300000-0x31303fff
irq 11 at device 0.0 on pci1
bwi0: BBP: id 0x4311, rev 0x2, pkg 0
bwi0: MAC rev 13 is not supported
bwi0: no MAC was found

And as I try looking at the /usr/src/sys/dev/netif/bwi/if_bwi.c code,
BCM4311 is part of the supported device

{ PCI_VENDOR_BROADCOM, PCI_PRODUCT_BROADCOM_BCM4311,
"Broadcom BCM4311 802.11 Wireless Lan" },

Different MAC revs normally share same PCI id. AFAIK, only relative
old 4311 works (I don't have any). I would appreciate, if you could
update bwi according to the latest reverse-engineered spec :). I
don't have time to do it currently.

Best Regards,
sephe

----------
status: unread -> chatting

_____________________________________________
DragonFly issue tracker <>
<https://bugs.dragonflybsd.org/issue1148>
_____________________________________________

Hi Sephe,

Thanks for your reply. Okay let me try updating bwi. Where can I find
that latest reversed-engineered spec you've mentioned? I only have the

http://bcm-v4.sipsolutions.net/

Best Regards,
sephe

#4

Updated by sepherosa over 12 years ago

grab

#5

Updated by tuxillo over 6 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category set to Driver
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Target version set to 4.2

Hi sephe,

Do you think this is still relevant?

Cheers,
Antonio Huete

#6

Updated by swildner over 6 years ago

Before this gets relevant, someone needs to port the bwi(4) to the current 802.11 framework and hook it back into the build.

#7

Updated by tuxillo about 1 month ago

  • Target version changed from 4.2 to 6.0

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