NOTE: this page is for archival only, see the note at the end of the page.


brcm80211 is a completely FOSS wireless driver for BCM4313, BCM43224, BCM43225 chipsets.


  • Completely open source host driver, no binary object files
  • Features Broadcom's OneDriver architecture (single source base for supported chips and architectures)

  • On-chip firmware loaded using standard request_firmware()
  • Support for BCM43224, BCM43225, BCM4313 (PCIe NIC)
  • Framework for supporting new chips, including mac80211-aware embedded chips
  • Does not support older PCI/PCIe chips with SSB backplane
  • Driver includes BMAC interface for transparent dongle support
  • Uses minstrel_ht rate algorithm
  • HW based encryption not enabled yet

Get the code

The driver is currently available in staging-next git tree, available at:


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