Broadcom wifi drivers in F-14?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Wed Sep 15 13:49:46 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 09:09:58 -0400,
  "John W. Linville" <linville at> wrote:
> AIUI, they main technical reason that they were finally willing to
> open-up was that they were able to add some regulatory enforcement code
> in their firmware.  The added firmware functionality required more
> firmware resources, and only the newer devices explicictly supported
> by Broadcom's newly-released driver have enough firmware resources
> to run it.

How does the firmware know where you are? Do you need different firmware
for different markets?

I hope the guys that reverse engineered the firmware that can be used
as an alternative with the b43 driver keep working on it.

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