Version 34 (modified by shinton@…, 9 years ago) (diff)

Update status of broadcom-wl


The RT-N16 is now user supported, see below links for more info.

Firmware debwrt-firmware-brcm4716-squashfs.trx
Modules debwrt-modules-brcm4716-None-
RootFS debwrt-rootfs-mipsel-2.0-1.tar.bz2
  • swconfig is used to configure the manageable switch
  • iwconfig is used to configure the wireless adapter - Able to connect to wireless networks, AP creation remains untested

Please note that the broadcom gmac driver is not covered by a GPL compliant licence. Use of it in any way is done so at your own discretion.

See thread here for support discussion.

Compiling From Source

Follow instructions here with a few modifications:

  1. After checking out the DebWrt Build Environment, download and extract the attached archive to the plugins directory. brcm4716-plugin-20110529.tar.gz
  1. Follow the rest of the instructions as shown on the above link.

General notes about the modified source files (the ones in the above archive)

  • The new plugin facility automatically patches the DebWrt config files to create brcm4716 based device targets as well as select all required packages and options
  • Other brcm4716 based devices include the Linksys E3000v1 and the WRT610Nv2. This plugin should work for them as well but is untested