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Setting up Broadcom wireless in FreeBSD/PC-BSD.

Posted Wednesday, June 8th 2011 in FreeBSD - Permalink

The most current driver for Broadcom chips is bwn(4). To enable it as a kernel module,
add to /boot/loader.conf

if_bwn_load="YES"

According to the man page, we need the firmware port for this

/usr/ports/net/bwn-firmware-kmod # make install clean

We also need to enable this firmware port in /boot/loader.conf,

bwn_v4_ucode_load="YES"

Finally, add the following to /etc/rc.conf

network_interfaces="AUTO"
wpa_supplicant_enable="YES"
wlans_bwn0="wlan0"
ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"


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