[OpenWrt-Devel] [OT] Anyone interested in donating Broadcom development?

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 04:12:50 EDT 2014

On 28 July 2014 10:01, Alex Henrie <alexhenrie24 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2014-07-28 1:45 GMT-06:00 Rafał Miłecki <zajec5 at gmail.com>:
>> No, this is a standard adapter PCIe <-> mini PCIe adatpter.
>> BCM94331CD and BCM94360CD both use proprietary Apple connector. It
>> uses 6 + 12 pins instead of 8 + 18.
> I see. I'm not very interested in sponsoring development that only
> directly benefits Mac users. However, if you send me your shipping
> address, I would be willing to give you an Asus PCE-AC56 instead:
> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JNA337K

The reason I need few different cards is to spot places in code that
need to check for the hardware version. So having Apple hardware which
is usually a bit different helps here.

Also: working with BCM94331CD is the best way of improving general
BCM4331 support. All standalone BCM4331 cards use Apple proprietary
connector. You can't buy a BCM4331 that will simply fit into PCIe or
mini PCIe. I've heard once about UPWL6031C, but it's not possible to
find it anywhere.
So to improve support for BCM4331s (that are used in many routers), I
*have to* buy Apple BCM4331 card and an adapter. Or the whole Mac :P

Anyway, having Asus PCE-AC56 would be great for AC-PHY development,
I'll send you my address in a minute, thanks! :)

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