Open Source Software and Linux

Jan 27 2009   7:30PM GMT

Broadcom releases open source wireless drivers

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

Broadcom has released an open source version of their wireless drivers.

The driver is available for 32 and 64 bit operating systems. It supports 802.11a/b/g/n wireless protocols so it should work for any network. It is designed for use on Broadcom’s BCM4311, 4312, 4321 and 4322 based hardware.

The software comes in tar files for download. This means that you will need your development kernel and kernel headers for your distribution to compile the driver.

The binary driver files are designed to work with any version of the Linux kernel using operating system specific files. That should make it viable for any Linux distribution.

You can download the drivers here.


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