So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as drivers, and selected bwn. I installed the required firmware from ports (as outlined in the man page), added it to loader.conf, reebooted, and...

...nothing. Still wasn't detected, even after a manual re-scan in bsdconfig. Upon further inspection (and PCI probes), I discovered that the card was actually being identified correctly, but had no driver associated with it.

So, does the bwn driver even support this model card? Should I use something else?

NOTE: I have come across many possible "solutions" on my internet research, but none have worked. Any advice is appreciated, but something that you actually know works would be best. Has anyone done this before? Any idea how to make it work?

  • The proper solution is of course to find and install the correct driver and your problems will be over.
    – mdpc
    Nov 19, 2014 at 7:26
  • @mdpc Any idea what this "proper driver" would be?
    – felixphew
    Nov 19, 2014 at 22:15


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