Device : MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)
Broadcom 4360 , PCI-ID :
Driver I used on Linux (Ubuntu, Arch) :
Linux Driver Reliability : Complete, Unfailing
OS : NomadBSD
So basically I need to do what
bcmwl-kernel-source did for me when I used to use Linux.
I have posted this to FreeBSD Forums too, see here.
- I’ve been informed that there’s
bwnfor “modern” broadcom chips, but it does not in fact cover the
bcm 4360, so I’m better off using a USB wifi dongle.
- I’ve thus tried to get a dongle to work. Even that is failing. I know the dongle to be have Realtek chips, and so used the
rsudriver (though I also tried the
rundriver just in case - and of course it didn’t work). TL;DR is basically :
$ sudo kldload if_rsu rsu-rtl8712fw $ sudo ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev rsu0 ifconfig: SIOCIFCREATE2: Device not configured
- The same error comes up wether trying to use
run. The device is never configured, apparently.
- So my macbook’s
bcm4360doesn’t work, and that’s totally understandable , it’s propietary drivers+firmware, but astonishingly (it seems to me that FreeBSD is supposed to only be used with an ethernet cable in hand ?) even the suggested most compatible option of a USB dongle has 0 success.
- My macbook has no ethernet port. What is one to do ?
- The prvious FreeBSD Forum thread is cluttered, and the problem has evolved completely from trying to use
bcm4640to a Realtek USB adapter. Hence refer new thread(https ://forums.freebsd.org/threads/device-not-configured-problems-using-generic-realtek-usb-wifi-adapter.81615/) for new details (
- UPDATE : Realtek makes a windows utility that tells me that the chipset is
RTL8188FTV. BSD-Hardware.info tells me(https ://bsd-hardware.info/?id=usb:0bda-f179&dev_class=ff-ff-ff&dev_type=network&dev_vendor=Realtek+Semiconductor+Corp.&dev_name=RTL8188FTV+802.11b%2Fg%2Fn+1T1R+2.4G+WLAN+Adapter&dev_ident=f7fe3) that it’s not supported …