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Broadcom BCM4320 devices (rndis_wlan)

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on the Broadcom BCM4320 chip on Debian systems.

rndis_wlan is a Linux kernel driver introduced at Linux 2.6.25, supporting wireless RNDIS1 chips; the Broadcom BCM4320 is the only one known at this time. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

No firmware from userspace is required.


  1. Connect the device to the system. The rndis_wlan kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  2. Configure the wireless interface as appropriate.


Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/USB explains how to identify a USB device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo rndis_wlan in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.46-1) kernel images.

rndis_wlan can autodetect newer RNDIS devices not listed above.

Unsupported Devices

Support for these devices may be possible using NDISwrapper.

See Also

CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless