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Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD?

After digging some FreeBSD-wireless threads and OpenBSD-tech/OpenBSD-misc, I noticed that adding the PCI vendor to any specific driver will not work since this specific device have differences on it´s hardware construction compared with Broadcom 4312 or Broadcom 4318.

Implementing this Broadcom Wireless driver will need a huge effort to get done, and many of the users are using wifi dongles or converting ndis (Windows XP version) drivers to get wireless conectivity.

Are there any patches floating through the internet that would enable ndis on OpenBSD, so I could "convert" this driver as a workaround like the one used on FreeBSD?

EDIT1 - The intent here is not to "stick with FreeBSD" or question the OpenBSD binary policy, and that is why i´m looking for guidance. A 3rd part port of ndis to OpenBSD could be a solution...

  • This thread, shows that adding the PCI Vendor id will just probe the hardware, but will not work.
  • This other thread, gives some insight about the different construction of the bcm4313 card.

Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD?

After digging some FreeBSD-wireless threads and OpenBSD-tech/OpenBSD-misc, I noticed that adding the PCI vendor to any specific driver will not work since this specific device have differences on it´s hardware construction compared with Broadcom 4312 or Broadcom 4318.

Implementing this Broadcom Wireless driver will need a huge effort to get done, and many of the users are using wifi dongles or converting ndis (Windows XP version) drivers to get wireless conectivity.

Are there any patches floating through the internet that would enable ndis on OpenBSD, so I could "convert" this driver as a workaround like the one used on FreeBSD?

Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD?

After digging some FreeBSD-wireless threads and OpenBSD-tech/OpenBSD-misc, I noticed that adding the PCI vendor to any specific driver will not work since this specific device have differences on it´s hardware construction compared with Broadcom 4312 or Broadcom 4318.

Implementing this Broadcom Wireless driver will need a huge effort to get done, and many of the users are using wifi dongles or converting ndis (Windows XP version) drivers to get wireless conectivity.

Are there any patches floating through the internet that would enable ndis on OpenBSD, so I could "convert" this driver as a workaround like the one used on FreeBSD?

EDIT1 - The intent here is not to "stick with FreeBSD" or question the OpenBSD binary policy, and that is why i´m looking for guidance. A 3rd part port of ndis to OpenBSD could be a solution...

  • This thread, shows that adding the PCI Vendor id will just probe the hardware, but will not work.
  • This other thread, gives some insight about the different construction of the bcm4313 card.
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How could i useto enable Broadcom wireless BCM 4313 on OpenBSD?

Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD?

After digging some freebsdFreeBSD-wireless threads and openbsdOpenBSD-tech/openbsdOpenBSD-misc, iI noticed that adding the pciPCI vendor to any specific driver will not work since this specific device have differences on it´s hardware construction compared with Broadcom 4312 or Broadcom 4318.

Implementing this Broadcom Wireless driver will need a huge effort to get done, and many of the users are using wifi dongles or converting ndis  (win xpWindows XP version) drivers to get wireless conectivity.

Are there any patches floating through the internet that would enable ndis on OpenBSD, so iI could "convert" this driver as a workaround like the one used on FreeBSD?

How could i use Broadcom wireless BCM 4313 on OpenBSD?

Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD?

After digging some freebsd-wireless threads and openbsd-tech/openbsd-misc, i noticed that adding the pci vendor to any specific driver will not work since this specific device have differences on it´s hardware construction compared with Broadcom 4312 or Broadcom 4318.

Implementing this Broadcom Wireless driver will need a huge effort to get done, and many of the users are using wifi dongles or converting ndis(win xp version) drivers to get wireless conectivity.

Are there any patches floating through the internet that would enable ndis on OpenBSD, so i could "convert" this driver as a workaround like the one used on FreeBSD?

How to enable Broadcom wireless BCM 4313 on OpenBSD?

Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD?

After digging some FreeBSD-wireless threads and OpenBSD-tech/OpenBSD-misc, I noticed that adding the PCI vendor to any specific driver will not work since this specific device have differences on it´s hardware construction compared with Broadcom 4312 or Broadcom 4318.

Implementing this Broadcom Wireless driver will need a huge effort to get done, and many of the users are using wifi dongles or converting ndis  (Windows XP version) drivers to get wireless conectivity.

Are there any patches floating through the internet that would enable ndis on OpenBSD, so I could "convert" this driver as a workaround like the one used on FreeBSD?

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How could i use Broadcom wireless BCM 4313 on OpenBSD?

Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD?

After digging some freebsd-wireless threads and openbsd-tech/openbsd-misc, i noticed that adding the pci vendor to any specific driver will not work since this specific device have differences on it´s hardware construction compared with Broadcom 4312 or Broadcom 4318.

Implementing this Broadcom Wireless driver will need a huge effort to get done, and many of the users are using wifi dongles or converting ndis(win xp version) drivers to get wireless conectivity.

Are there any patches floating through the internet that would enable ndis on OpenBSD, so i could "convert" this driver as a workaround like the one used on FreeBSD?