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Broadcom DSL

  • Broadcom's support for open source Linux drivers is chequered.
  • For a period, Broadcom did not support open source driver development for Linux at all.
  • OpenWrt attempts to only use free and open source Linux kernel drivers.
  • Fully open-source support for the majority of Broadcom DSL chips does not exist.

Consequences

DSL will not work with OpenWrt on devices which contain a BCM63xx SoC.
For details please see Unsupported features and soc.broadcom.bcm63xx.
As a result, it would be unrealistic to install OpenWrt onto a device and expect the Broadcom DSL modem to function at all.
Please be aware of this prior to installing OpenWrt or purchasing a device.

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DSL will not work at all on devices with BCM63xx DSL chipset (due to unavailability of FLOSS driver for Broadcom chips). Consider this when chosing a device to buy, or when deciding to flash OpenWrt on your device because it is listed as supported.
See broadcom_dsl, dsl_modem and soc.broadcom.bcm63xx for details.

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DSL will not work at all on devices with BCM63xx DSL chipset (due to unavailability of FLOSS driver for Broadcom chips). Consider this when chosing a device to buy, or when deciding to flash OpenWrt on your device because it is listed as supported. See broadcom_dsl, dsl_modem and soc.broadcom.bcm63xx for details.

meta/infobox/broadcom_dsl.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/11 20:31 by smoothswim