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Old 4th June 2010
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Default 4.7 Install on MacBookPro (Core i7): bwi0

I'm trying to get the Wireless card functioning, and just wanted to confirm that the card isn't supported and there are no options. Here are some details:

Code:
> pcidump

3:0:0: Broadcom unknown
    0x0000: Vendor ID: 14e4 Product ID: 4353
    0x0004: Command: 0006 Status ID: 0010
    0x0008: Class: 02 Subclass: 80 Interface: 00 Revision: 01
    0x000c: BIST:  00 Header Type: 00 Latency Timer: 00 Cache Line Size: 40
    0x0010: BAR mem 64bit addr: 0x000000000c9a00000
    0x0018: BAR empty (00000000)
    0x001c: BAR empty (00000000)
    0x0020: BAR empty (00000000)
    0x0024: BAR empty (00000000)
    0x0028: Cardbus CIS: 00000000
    0x002c: Subsystem Vendor ID: 106b Product ID: 0093
    0x0030: Expansion ROM Base Address: 00000000
    0x0038: 00000000
    0x003c: Interrupt Pin: 01 Line: 0b Min Gnt: 00 Max Lat: 00
    0x0040: Capability 0x01: Power Management
    0x0058: Capability 0x09: Vendor Specific
    0x0048: Capability 0x05: Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI)
    0x00d0: Capability 0x10: PCI Express
Code:
> dmesg
...
vendor "Broadcom", unknown product 0x4353 (class network subclass miscellaneous, rev 0x01) at pci3 dev 0 function 0 not configured
...
Per bwi(4), it points me to a firmware file /etc/firmware/bwi-airforce which I can install via pkg_add via an external file. My card doesn't seem to be on that list (assuming mine is 0x0000: Vendor ID: 14e4 Product ID: 4353 ?), and any attempts to "ifconfig bwi0 create" give me a SIOCIFCREATE: Invalid Argument" error... which I believe indicates that the driver isn't found.

At the bottom of bwi(4) however, it says:
Quote:
Furthermore this driver only supports firmware version 3
I'm a bit naive, and have no idea what that actually means.

Have I looked at all the appropriate places in diagnosing my problem?
Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
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> dmesg
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vendor "Broadcom", unknown product 0x4353 (class network subclass miscellaneous, rev 0x01) at pci3 dev 0 function 0 not configured
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The kernel is unable to recognize the installed wireless chipset. It is not currently supported. Presence of "not configured" in dmesg(8) output is the tell-tale sign.
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As mentioned, most newer Broadcom wireless cards are unsupported.. you'll have to use a USB device on your new MacBook.

Can you post a non-truncated dmesg?
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Excellent, thanks for confirming. I'd actually love to post the dmesg (I hand type everything in my original post), but I'm without a network connection where the machine exists, and I have to hand it off to a colleague soon :/
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You can mount a USB thumb drive, OpenBSD supports FAT{12,16,32} filesystems.. redirect the output of dmesg to a file, or copy /var/run/dmesg.boot.
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I must be the only person on earth who doesn't have a thumb drive ( I think my mom even has one :| ...). I'll definitely send my dmesg in when I get my hands on one however. Thanks for confirming gents!
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fwiw... I'm going to hang onto this thing, and just ordered a "Hawking HWUG1 wireless USB adapter" (believe it's a rum(4))... as well as a USB thumb drive. catching up to my mom ; )
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...just ordered a "Hawking HWUG1 wireless USB adapter" (believe it's a rum(4))...
Correct. The manpage for rum(4) does list a HWUG1:
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           Hawking HWUG1
           Hawking HWU54DM
...as being compatible. Be sure you are aware of whatever return policy is in place for the vendor chosen. If problems arise, follow the policy to the letter.
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Will do. Thanks for all your help!
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