Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#8045 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Update broadcom43xx driver to add support for additional devices.

Reported by: franz1789 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Network & Internet/Wireless Version: R1/Development
Keywords: broadcom43xx Cc:
Blocked By: #6534 Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description (last modified by anevilyak)

The broadcom43xx driver currently doesn't support devices 4311 and 4315. Assuming the BSD driver has meanwhile been updated to support them, ours should be updated to match.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by anevilyak

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

There already is one, but it won't work out of the box, as it requires firmware which cannot be distributed directly as part of the image due to licensing. Either 1) run install-wifi-firmwares.sh with a wired ethernet connection first in order to download/install the requisite firmware, or 2) get the firmware onto your image via one of the means listed at http://www.haiku-os.org/guides/dailytasks/wireless .

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by franz1789

Nope, reading the wiki I found:

Non-Supported Hardware

    The following Broadcom 43xx devices:
        bcm4311: vendor 14e4, device 4311
        bcm4312: vendor 14e4, device 4315

I tried to run install_firmware.sh in offline way and it didn't work. The enhancement is valid, at least in the last week someone added support for my wifi card..

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 8 years ago by anevilyak

Component: Drivers/NetworkNetwork & Internet/Wireless
Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened
Summary: No broadcom 43xx driverUpdate broadcom43xx driver to add support for additional devices.

Replying to franz1789:

I tried to run install_firmware.sh in offline way and it didn't work. The enhancement is valid, at least in the last week someone added support for my wifi card..

I'd suggest being a bit more clear when you file the ticket next time. As originally stated, it seemed to imply you thought we had no driver at all, and hadn't done any further reading.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by anevilyak

Further note, the driver currently in FreeBSD trunk appears to have support for device id 4311, but not 4315.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by franz1789

Afaik, bwn from freebsd 9.0 supports 4311 AND 4315..

Last edited 8 years ago by franz1789 (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by anevilyak

That wasn't the case when I looked at 9.0's current bwn source 2 weeks ago, the 4311 device ID was present, but 4315 was not.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by kallisti5

Blocked By: 8189 added

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by diver

Blocked By: 6534 added; 8189 removed
Resolution: duplicate
Status: reopenedclosed
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