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Gemtek WMIB-275N (HP)

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Gemtek WMIB-275N (HP)

FCC approval date: 02 April 2009

Interface: Mini PCIe (half)

ID: 14e4:4353 (5 addl. devices) SS: 103c:1509
Windows: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4353&SUBSYS_1509103C

FCC ID: QDS-BRCM1041

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM43224

Probable Linux driver
brcmsmac (in backports), b43 (3.1+), or wl
PCI ID first seen in kernel v3.2 (2012-01-04)
(see also passys)

Antenna connector: U.FL

abgn, 2x2:2

OUI: 00:21:00 (-, 5 W, 2008), 00:26:82 (3 E, 5 W, 2009)

For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.



  • HP part 582564-002, 518434-002 (oui 00:21:00)
  • HP SPS# 518434-001, AS# 518186-001 (oui 00:26:82, 14e4:4353[103c:1059])

lspci -nnv dump[edit]

05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4353] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company WMIB-275N Half-size Mini PCIe Card [103c:1509]
        Physical Slot: 1
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
        Memory at f1d00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
        Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-12-ff-ff-75-ac-81
        Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
        Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge

bcma + b43 info dump[edit]

[53716.056951] bcma: bus1: Found chip with id 0xA8D8, rev 0x01 and package 0x0A
[53716.056982] bcma: bus1: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x800, rev 0x22, class 0x0)
[53716.057007] bcma: bus1: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x812, rev 0x17, class 0x0)
[53716.057058] bcma: bus1: Core 2 found: PCIe (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x820, rev 0x0F, class 0x0)
[53716.068897] b43-phy42: Broadcom 43224 WLAN found (core revision 23)
[53716.069297] b43-phy42: Found PHY: Analog 8, Type 4 (N), Revision 6
[53716.069776] bcma: bus1: Bus registered
[53716.069928] ieee80211 phy42: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
[53716.252766] b43-phy42: Loading firmware version 666.2 (2011-02-23 01:15:07)
[53716.346091] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan111: link is not ready