Bwi driver and broadcom 4318

  • Hey all,

    I am trying to install pfsense on a laptop. From what I've read the Broadcom 4318 should be supported.

    I am getting errors similar to listed in this post

    bwi_v3_ucode could not load firmware image, error 17 pfsense
    bwi0: request firmware bwi_v3_ucode failed
    bwi0: bwi_init_statechq: error 12 on MAC init

    I've also see these errors:

    firmware_register: cannot register image bwi_v3_ucode ... firmware table full!
    bwi0: HOSTAP mode not supported
    bwi0: need multicast update callback

    From hours of research I have read about needing to install the bwi firmware called: ports/net/bwi-firmware-kmod

    But I think that is built into 8.3. If not, I need someone to help me step-by-step understand how to install it.

    I have made it so my /boot/loader.conf.local looks like this:


    my kldstat looks like this:

    1... kernel
    2... bwi_v3_ucode.ko
    3... runfw.ko
    4... zfs.ko
    5... opensolaris.ko

    Notice that the if_bwi is not in there. I cannot find it in /boot/kernel either.

    If I do kldload if_bwi.ko I get: kldload: can't load if_bwi.ko: No such file or directory

    Please help. I hope someone has solved this.

    Thanks in advance!

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