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BWI(4)			 BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual			BWI(4)

     bwi — Broadcom BCM43xx IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network driver

     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your
     kernel configuration file:

	   device bwi
	   device wlan
	   device wlan_amrr
	   device firmware

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):


     The bwi driver provides support for Broadcom BCM43xx based PCI/CardBus
     network adapters.

     It supports station and monitor mode operation.  Only one virtual inter‐
     face may be configured at any time.  For more information on configuring
     this device, see ifconfig(8).

     This driver requires firmware to be loaded before it will work.  The
     ports/net/bwi-firmware-kmod port needs to be installed before ifconfig(8)
     will work.

     The bwi driver supports Broadcom BCM43xx based wireless devices, includ‐

	   Card			    Chip       Bus	   Standard
	   Apple Airport Extreme    BCM4306    PCI	   b/g
	   Apple Airport Extreme    BCM4318    PCI	   b/g
	   ASUS WL-138g		    BCM4318    PCI	   b/g
	   Buffalo WLI-CB-G54S	    BCM4318    CardBus	   b/g
	   Buffalo WLI-PCI-G54S	    BCM4306    PCI	   b/g
	   Compaq R4035 onboard	    BCM4306    PCI	   b/g
	   Dell Wireless 1470	    BCM4318    Mini PCI	   b/g
	   Dell Truemobile 1400	    BCM4309    Mini PCI	   b/g
	   HP nx6125		    BCM4319    PCI	   b/g
	   Linksys WPC54G Ver 3	    BCM4318    CardBus	   b/g
	   Linksys WPC54GS Ver 2    BCM4318    CardBus	   b/g
	   TRENDnet TEW-401PCplus   BCM4306    CardBus	   b/g
	   US Robotics 5411	    BCM4318    CardBus	   b/g

     Join an existing BSS network (i.e., connect to an access point):

	   ifconfig wlan create wlandev bwi0 inet \
	       netmask 0xffffff00

     Join a specific BSS network with network name “my_net”:

	   ifconfig wlan create wlandev bwi0 ssid my_net up

     Join a specific BSS network with 64-bit WEP encryption:

	   ifconfig wlan create wlandev bwi0 ssid my_net \
		   wepmode on wepkey 0x1234567890 weptxkey 1 up

     arp(4), cardbus(4), intro(4), pci(4), wlan(4), wlan_amrr(4), ifconfig(8),

     The bwi driver first appeared in FreeBSD 8.0.

     The bwi driver was written for DragonFly BSD by Sepherosa Ziehau and sub‐
     sequently ported to FreeBSD.

     Some card based on the BCM4306 and BCM4309 chips do not work properly on
     channel 1, 2 and 3.

BSD				 May 16, 2009				   BSD

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