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