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To:Chris.H From:Bernhard Schmidt Subject:Re: Reverse engineering; How to... Date:Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:15:29 +0200
 

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 22:22, Chris.H <bsd.chris@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> Over the past year, in an effort to convert my server farm to wireless, I've purchased some half a dozen USB wireless dongles, at a total cost of ~150.00. Unfortunately, none of them are (yet) supported I know, I know, I've already had this debate with both dev's, & users. On the up-side, I've devised a resource that will greatly assist would-be adopters in selecting, and researching these, and other adapters _currently supported_ under under FreeBSD. That said; the adapter I most recently purchased, is quite nice (Cisco(Linksys) AE2500 Wireless-N).
> [..]
> idVendor = 0x13b1
> idProduct = 0x003a
> bcdDevice = 0x0001
> iManufacturer = 0x0001 <Cisco>
> iProduct = 0x0002 <Linksys AE2500>
> iSerialNumber = 0x0003 <000000000001>
> bNumConfigurations = 0x0001


Seems to be Broadcom based, BCM43236[1]. I'm afraid, you won't have
much fun which that thing.. though, afaik Linux' brcm80211[2] supports
it. If you want to port that driver, by all means, go for it! The
license looks pretty useful at least.

[1] http://wikidevi.com/wiki/Linksys_AE2500
[2] http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless-testing.git;a=blob_plain;f=drivers/net/wireless/brcm80211/brcmfmac/usb.c;hb=HEAD

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Bernhard
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