Driver for the Broadcom-based 43xx 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet controller
io-pkt-variant -d bcm43xx [option[,option ...]] ... &
where variant is either v4-hc or v6-hc (io-pkt-v4 doesn't support Wi-Fi).
|Use commas (,), not spaces, to separate the options.|
The devnp-bcm43xx.so driver controls the Broadcom-based 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet controller. This is a native io-pkt driver; its interface names are in the form bcmX, where X is an integer.
The devnp-bcm43xx.so driver is fully integrated with the 802.11 layer in the stack. It supports both infrastructure client and access point modes of operation. For further information, see ifconfig, wpa_supplicant, and hostapd.
Some devices support hardware checksums, although some might do so in only one direction; to determine if your device does, type:
and look for the following in the list of supported options:
You can then use ifconfig to enable or disable whichever of these options your device supports.
|Native io-pkt and ported NetBSD drivers don't put entries into the /dev/io-net namespace, so a waitfor command for such an entry won't work properly in buildfiles or scripts. Use if_up -p instead; for example, instead of waitfor /dev/io-net/bcm0, use if_up -p bcm0.|
Start the v6 variant of io-pkt using the Broadcom 43xx driver:
io-pkt-v6-hc -d bcm43xx
devn-*, devnp-*, hostapd, ifconfig, io-pkt, nicinfo, wpa_supplicant