Open Source Firmware for Broadcom BCM43xx WiFi chipsets

Yesterday Francesco Gringoli announced on the bcm43xx-dev mailing list that his group has developed working Open Source firmware for the Broadcom BCM43xx WiFi chipsets.

The firmware along with the instructions to build it from the assembly code using the tools developed by the b43 community can be found here

Given the troubles I had when trying to get the Broadcom WiFi in an Acer Ferrari laptop to work I fully concur with John Linville’s response on the mailing list: “I hereby declare this to be Fully Awesome! (TM)”