bcm43xx-fwcutter man page

bcm43xx-fwcutter — manual page for bcm43xx-fwcutter

Synopsis

bcm43xx-fwcutter [OPTION] [DRIVER]

Description

Bcm43xx-fwcutter can extract the firmware for your Broadcom 43xx hardware from different closed source drivers. The bcm43xx driver depends on this firmware files and can't work without them.

Currently bcm43xx-fwcutter supports Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Linux drivers, but keep in mind that bcm43xx-fwcutter doesn't support all driver versions.

Example:

bcm43xx-fwcutter bcmwl5.sys

to cut the firmware out of bcmwl5.sys

Options

-l|--list

List supported driver versions

-i|--identify

Only identify the driver file (don't extract)

-w|--target-dir DIR

Extract and write firmware to DIR

-a|--alt-iv

Extract alternative initvals (only 3.10.x.x)

-p|--postfix ".FOO"

Postfix for firmware filenames (.FOO.fw)

-v|--version

Print bcm43xx-fwcutter version

-h|--help

Print help information

Drivers

AppleAirPort2

Apple MacOS 10.x driver file (ppc, x86)

AppleAirPort3

Apple MacOS 10.x driver file (ppc)

AppleAirPortBrcm4311

Apple MacOS 10.4 driver file (x86)

bcmwl5.sys

Microsoft Windows driver file, 32bit (x86)

bcmwl564.sys

Microsoft Windows driver file, 64bit (x86-64)

bcmwl5a.sys

Microsoft Windows driver file, 32bit (x86)

mn720-50.sys

This is a renamed bcmwl5.sys driver for Microsoft Wireless MN-720 Notebook Adapter  and MN-730 PCI Adapter

n54gnds.sys

This is a renamed bcmwl5.sys driver for Planex GW-NS54G 54Mbps Wireless LAN Cards

wmp11v27.sys

This is a renamed bcmwl5.sys driver for Linksys WMP-11 802.11b PCI Cards

wn511b.sys

This is a renamed bcmwl5.sys driver for Netgear WN511B Cards

ap_d11ucode.o

Linux 2.4.x driver file (mips)

apsta_d11ucode.o

Linux 2.4.x driver file (mips)

sta_d11ucode.o

Linux 2.4.x driver file (mips)

wl.o

Linux 2.4.x driver file (mips)

wl_ap.o

Linux 2.4.x driver file (mips)

wl_apsta.o

Linux 2.4.x driver file (mips)

wl_sta.o

Linux 2.4.x driver file (mips)

wl96345GW.o_save

Linux 2.6.x driver file (mips, bcm6345)

wl96348GW.o_save

Linux 2.6.x driver file (mips, bcm6348)

wl96348GWV_DT.o_save

Linux 2.6.x driver file (mips, bcm6348)

Authors

BCM43xx development team, http://bcm43xx.berlios.de

Info

September 2006 bcm43xx-fwcutter User Commands